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“The View” Reacts To Sean Spicer Resignation, Anthony Scaramucci Named Communications Director (VIDEO)

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On Monday’s “The View,” the co-hosts reacted to Sean Spicer resigning and Anthony Scaramucci joining the Donald Trump administration as the communications director. Watch the video below.

As Gossip Cop reported, Spicer resigned as press secretary on Friday over a dispute about Scaramucci joining his department. Although Spicer is staying in his role for a few more weeks, Whoopi Goldberg joked he’s “going back into the bushes for good.” She then asked the panelists, “Are you going to miss Sean?”

“A little bit. He’s very funny. Scaramucci’s funny, too,” responded Joy Behar. Sunny Hostin admitted, “I’m going to miss Melissa McCarthy.” Sara Haines noted Spicer “always looked miserable,” and they questioned what he’ll do next if his “job skills are limited to lying.” Confessed Hostin, “I see him completely differently now because I feel like he sold his soul for a job.”

Jedediah Bila agreed, saying, “People were feeling bad for him and I don’t feel bad for him. He’s a grown man and knew what he was getting into… It’s sad because he did have a good reputation before… He told lie after lie, and you’re going to be remembered as the guy who knew better but did it anyway.”

As for Scaramucci, Goldberg noted his support for the president is “really kind of a turn from how he used to feel about him.” She asked the panel, “How much does this hurt his credibility? Or do people just change and they discover after six months [they like him]?” Haines said she does believe “people’s policy opinions can change and evolve,” but isn’t sure one’s opinion on a person changes, “unless you’re just needing something, this job maybe.”

Hostin noted, “So [he’s] willing to suppress your ideals for a job, and that’s the same problem I had with Spicer.” Goldberg responded, “He needed a job. He needed to boost himself. And now he has the job he can brag about.” Behar drew a comparison between Scaramucci and Trump, as did Bila who asserted, “I think Mooch just wants to be famous. I watched him doing commentary for a long time… I think it also shows that he’s a lot like Trump.” But to Goldberg, his personal opinions don’t matter. “All the communication director’s supposed to do is tell you what you need to know,” she argued.

Bila suggested it’s still problematic “if you’re on record criticizing the person you’re representing.” Goldberg at least agreed, “It’s a brand new day, but you should be able to stand up for something if you’re going to stand up.” The ABC talk show also showed a montage of clips of Spicer and Scaramucci, including the latter repeatedly saying how much he loves Trump. That prompted Behar to crack, “He loves him so much, Melania better watch out.”

 


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