If there’s a way of turning a positive into a negative, liberals in the media will certainly find a way to do it. While Trump’s accomplishments hardly ever get noticed by the hosts of The View, the historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was so important, they had to acknowledge it on Tuesday’s show, but only to complain about it.
To make matters worse, some of the hosts had completely opposite reactions with President Obama met with foreign dictators.
Host Whoopi Goldberg began the segment calling the meeting “historic” but doubted that either man would keep their promise.
“Can we take Kim Jong-un at his word and can we take the guy in the White House at his word?” she posed to the panel.
Host Meghan McCain wasn’t happy that there wasn’t talk about the country’s human rights violations, while host Sunny Hostin claimed that Trump didn’t prepare enough for the meeting.
“We are talking about nuclear diplomacy...our country wasn’t as prepared as it should be,” she lamented.
“We can’t underestimate how historic this is, though,” McCain added. “I never thought I’d see this in my lifetime,” she noted, before adding that she didn’t like how the two countries’ flags were placed next to each other and how Trump talked about buying property there.
Joy Behar scoffed that if things didn’t work out, Trump would never admit he dropped the ball.
“Donald Trump said, if I’m wrong, I will admit it. Yeah right! When pigs fly! When did he ever admit he wasn’t right?” she said in disgust.
Hostin complained that Trump gave the leader too much credit. She explained how former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright came on the show previously and shared her story of how Kim Jong Un’s father didn’t hold his end of the bargain, when she met with him during the Clinton years.
“So, to believe that Kim Jong-un is going to give away his nuclear arsenal, which really gives him the power...I think we went too far in perhaps giving him validity,” she stated.
McCain pushed back against this negative take.
“We haven’t gone too far because nothing’s happened yet,” she quickly shot back. As the table engaged in cross-talk, McCain added, “You just said we went too far by even meeting with him.”
“I think the president meeting with him without any preconditions certainly gave him the credibility that he wants,” Hostin argued.
Host Sara Haines attempted to be reconcile the two hosts’ opinions.
“Perhaps this meeting could’ve gone been more clear and could’ve gone better, the fear was, that it would go worse. It would end in defiance,” she started to say. But before things got too heated, host Whoopi Goldberg cut to a break.
This reaction from the table is stereotypically hypocritical. When Obama was in office, Joy Behar praised the president for meeting with dictators and trying to negotiate peace. Here’s what she had to say in a now hilarious flashback from a March 21, 2016 episode of the View:
Behar complained, “President Obama is reaching across the aisle. He opens up dialogue with Iran, they don't like it. He opens up dialogue with Cuba, they don't like it.” She added, “No matter what he does, when a Republican does it, they love it. When he does it, they hate it. That's their MO. Just be aware of it.”