After the shocking defeat of Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s presidential election, watchers of “The View” on Wednesday morning’s episode had a chance to enjoy the reactions of the show’s ladies.
The show’s two most outspokenly liberal co-hosts, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar, did not disappoint.
Calling the outcome “shocking,” Goldberg voiced her grave concerns for the nation, not just because Donald Trump would soon be the President, but because of the conservative names she had seen being considered for positions in the Trump administration. Ditzy moonbat Behar said that what most worried her was republicans in control of the White House, Congress, and Supreme Court.
Author and former Fox News contributor Jedediah Bila, clearly the only host who had a strong grasp of the issues, responded to Goldberg by explaining that the Republican Party was comprised of an extremely wide range of philosophies:
“You have a Libertarian wing of the party, I’ve always said, ‘How does John McCain and Rand Paul wind up in the same party?’ They disagree fundamentally on foreign policy issues. I mean, Hillary Clinton was far more hawkish in her speech than Donald Trump was. So, I think there are a lot of checks still. I think the Republican Party is trying to figure out who they are and what they stand for, and Donald Trump will want to do some things in that party that some people will not approve of and will stand up against,” Bila helpfully explained.
Sarah Haines showed needed humility as she reflected on her “eureka” moment when it occurred to her that maybe her critics may have been right all along when they insist she is out of touch: “I think the scary part for me was maybe being caught off-guard that I wasn’t in touch with the country I live in and maybe I am in a bubble when critics come out on social media and say,’You don’t know what the world’s about, sadly, I woke up and thought, ‘Maybe I don’t.’”