“The View” Slams Donald Trump Jr. For Russia Scandal (VIDEO)

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The View Don Trump Jr Russia Scandal

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The View Don Trump Jr Russia Scandal


On Wednesday’s “The View,” the co-hosts slammed Donald Trump Jr. for his ongoing Russia scandal. Watch the video below.

As Gossip Cop reported, on Tuesday Trump Jr. tweeted out his email correspondence about a meeting with a Russian attorney who wanted to aid his father’s presidential campaign by providing information about Hillary Clinton. The exchange showed his willingness to obtain such information, with Trump Jr. even writing, “I love it.” The ABC talk show’s panelists first discussed the email yesterday right after it was released, but now continued the conversation on today’s show, during which they also spoke about a TV interview Trump Jr. gave about the situation.

After watching a clip of the First Son downplaying the scandal by saying he got “nothing” out of the meeting, Joy Behar angrily said, “In other words, he tried to rob the bank. He couldn’t find the money. And so he’s not accused of robbing the bank.” Sunny Hostin was still worked up over the email and his “I love it” line. “This appetite combined with this hubris and probably not enough smarts and a willingness to circumvent the law. People should be very concerned about it,” she argued.

Sara Haines questioned why Trump Jr. didn’t “at least flag the FBI” when this offer came about, and Whoopi Goldberg highlighted his story has changed several times. “First he had no contact with the Russians. It’s a left-wing conspiracy. It’s fake news. Then said the meeting was about adoption. ‘I was thinking about adopting folks from Russia.’ But then his email proved it was to get incriminating information,” the moderator recounted. And after reading aloud the president’s Wednesday’s morning tweet about not believing sources, she exclaimed, “Your son’s the source!”

But perhaps no one was as fired up as Jedediah Bila. “Junior looks horrible. This is all fair criticism coming at them. I’m a conservative, but this stuff is crazy,” she said, becoming more and more enraged that Trump Jr. was willing to engage with a U.S. adversary. “This guy doesn’t understand that the Russian government can’t be relied on as a source of credibility… You say ‘No, thank you.’ End of story!”

Bila further said, “That country doesn’t stand for what we stand for and he needs to be held accountable for this.” And because she was so worked up, she acknowledged, “I’m mad. I’m sorry, I’m very upset.” Still, Goldberg asserted, “It’s not a surprise, because this group has gotten away with stuff.” And while the administration has decried continued Russia talk, she pointed out, “Well, we’re still talking about it because every two minutes some new information comes out.”

And to underscore just how much the Trump camp has flip-flopped, the moderator presented a montage called, “The Trumps: A Forgetful Bunch.” Check out the video below. NOTE: The video is no longer available.

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