Liberal View co-host Joy Behar admitted she was attracted to some of Donald Trump’s policy prescriptions. Talking to the presidential candidate on Thursday, Behar gushed, “A lot of people, Donald, think that you're still a Democrat and I'm very interested in that part of you, because a lot of what you say I think is correct.”
The left-wing host praised, “You want to tax hedge funders.” She added, “I think you have a heart.” Behar wondered, “Are you a Democrat, really, at heart?”
Behar might have also been attracted to Trump’s assertion that his pro-partial birth abortion sister, who is a judge, would make a good Supreme Court nominee.
A transcript of the exchange:
JOY BEHAR: A lot of people, Donald, think that you’re still a Democrat and I'm very interested in that part of you, because a lot of what you say I think is correct. You want to tax hedge funders. You’re not tearing up the Iranian deal like some of your cohorts, Rubio and the rest of them. You also are very, sort of, receptive, to Syrian refugees coming to this country, which I think shows that you have a heart. Are you a Democrat, really, at heart? Dave – What's his name, Donald? Donald. I'm so used to calling you The Donald. Tell me.
DONALD TRUMP: Well, look, I do have a very big heart and I want to take care of people and that's a very important part of leading, especially when you're talking about leading a country, I used to be a Democrat and Ronald Reagan used to be a Democrat and he switched and I switched years ago. And now I'm a Republican. I’m a conservative Republican but with a very big heart. We have to take care of people whether it's on women's health issues or so many other issues we have to take care of people.