Wednesday on The View, the ladies turned their self-admitted “rage” over the election results into a tentative plan of how to stop Trump from entering office. Host Joy Behar argued that the Constitution left a “chance” for Trump to get forced out, with help from the electoral college.
Behar contested that the election’s legitimacy for three reasons. One, “foreign involvement” (ie: Russian hacking); Trump’s business dealings overseas; and finally, Trump as a “demagogue” “bully” and “populist”:
JOY BEHAR: So, in conclusion, these are the criteria with which the electorates should be voting against Trump to be inaugurated if they are the patriotic Americans that they claim they are.
Co-host Sunny Hostin agreed with Behar’s analysis but blasted the “racist” electoral college that helped Trump win the election in the first place:
HOSTIN: [W]hen you look at the roots of the electoral college, the roots of the electoral college are rooted in slavery, and the reason that the electoral college even exists is because the North would have outnumbered the South because the South refused to acknowledge that their slaves were people.
BILA: I disagree.
WHOOPI GOLDBERG& HOSTIN: You can’t disagree- Those are the facts!
When Behar again brought up the “glimmer of hope” for Trump to be stopped, Hostin lauded the “completely constitutional” plan. Conveniently, liberals forget the electoral college is “completely constitutional” too:
HOSTIN: The Constitution provides an out. We have an out. We have an out.
BEHAR: There's a whole -- there's a glimmer of hope on the Constitution. Alexander Hamilton! [ Applause ]
HOSTIN: It’s completely Constitutional!
Surprisingly, Sara Haines strongly argued against Behar and Hostin’s points by saying it was too late to try to change things and that if they wanted to get rid of the electoral college they should’ve made those changes before the election.
SARA HAINES: [I] recognize that this is like a wedding and if you have something to say you need to say it now or forever hold your peace...But I don't feel that when the system is set up the way that it should that the electoral college is to represent who voted for -- the people spoke and those electorates are obligated then to vote that voice...To me the rules were decided before the game.
Co-host Jedediah Bila agreed, saying, “If you overturn this, you're overturning those people's votes.” To combat Behar’s points about Trump’s involvement with Russia, Bila made this point:
BILA: The precedent that it sets is that let's say Hillary Clinton had been under FBI investigation and won this election fair and square by the electoral college and you had people saying there's never been a presidential candidate who's won who is under FBI investigation, these electors should flip.
The segment ended with Behar calling for viewers to “call your Democratic representatives and tell them to get with the program.”