This was too batty even for Joy Behar.
The battleax co-host of ABC’s “The View” has made a serial embarrassment of herself on national television since Donald Trump won the presidency — likening religious beliefs to “mental illness”, comparing Christians to the Taliban terrorists and sucking up to former Vice President Joe Biden.
But her argument on Thursday pushed fellow co-host Meghan McCain to the snapping point — and any sane American who saw it had to feel the same.
It started with “The View” shrews taking their usual cackling shots at Trump.
Whoopi Goldberg contrasted Trump’s threats to punish Syria for using chemical weapons with his earlier criticisms of former President Barack Obama for telegraphing American moves in advance.
That wasn’t an entirely irrational argument on Thursday, though in light of Friday night’s combined strike by U.S., British and French forces against Syria, it looks utterly foolish now.
But when Behar took over the line of “reasoning,” she took it all the way over the line instead.
Americans need to look for leadership from Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un over the Trump White House, she said.
“Well, we’ve gotten to the point in this world now where we have to rely on the sanity of Kim Jong Un and Putin over the president of the United States,” Behar said.
Check it out here. Whoopi kicks off the conversation at the beginning of the video. McCain’s response starts about the 2:10 mark.
A normal person could almost feel sorry for McCain being in the position of trying to talk civilly to someone as offensively insane as Behar appears to be, but she deserves credit for trying:
“There’s no way for (Trump) to win, though,” McCain said. “When he says nothing about Russia, people get angry. When he’s threatening Russia, people also get angry. I think we really need to pick our battles. I know it’s like sort of funny to laugh at this, but we’re talking about genocide in Syria …
“My issue is the moral relativism between someone like Kim Jong Un and Putin and President Trump. I think it’s easy to sort of sit here and say that …”
And then Behar proved she really is bananas.
“You think that Kim Jong Un is less moral than Trump?” she asked with feigned sophistication. “Do you? On what topic?”
It’s impossible to believe that Behar is really so benighted as to not understand her own question, but just for starters, Trump hasn’t threatened the world with nuclear war, the way Kim has on a regular basis.
Trump doesn’t treat his country like a giant slave labor camp, where millions of people live and die at the whim of, and for the benefit of, a handful of ruling oligarchs headed by one omnipotent leader.
He doesn’t starve people either.
It’s not right. It’s never been right. But mainstream media news and entertainment shows like “The View” and Joy Behar aren’t going to stop any time soon.
Fortunately, McCain had an answer:
“If you think that Kim Jong Un, Vladimir Putin, Bashar al Assad, and President Trump are all the exact same thing, it’s when you lose all arguments with me, in every way,” she said.
Let’s hope liberals try to make the same argument with the American people in the November midterms. They’ll lose there, too.
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