“The View” co-host Joy Behar dared former President Trump to try to come after her and the other hosts of the view if he returns to the White House and starts coming after his political enemies, warning him to “Go ahead! Try it!”
Behar brought up the topic during the Friday episode of the ABC talk show, mentioning a recent interview with Univision, in which Trump “laid out his agenda if he’s elected president again. And it seems like the first item on his list – after he gets out of prison – is revenge.”
She then played a clip of Trump telling a Univision reporter that, should he return to power, the weaponization of the Department of Justice, which he has repeatedly claimed has been used against him, “could certainly happen in reverse.”
“What they’ve done is they’ve released the genie out of the box,” the former president added, during the sit down, prompting the ladies of “The View” to contemplate how that will impact the country and even their show.
After the clip, co-host Ana Navarro remarked, “I don’t know, but if he’s weaponizing government against his opponents, boy, are we in trouble.”
Behar added that Trump’s remarks reminded her of “Nixon’s enemy list,” with co-host Sunny Hostin adding that it’s like “history repeating itself,” and a repeat of “McCarthyism.”
Behar warned Trump supporters about electing this revenge tour, stating, “Don’t his supporters see that he turns on people that are in his corner? If you dare to go against him even this much, he goes bananas on you.”
Hostin referred to Trump’s statements as a sign of a “dictatorship,” and Behar claimed that Trump’s voter base “will be the next victims of this vitriol.”
Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin input her own two cents, claiming, “Donald Trump is running for president for two reasons: to stay out of jail, and to get revenge on his enemies. And when he speaks we should listen and, frankly, it’s scary.”
Griffin then mentioned several people that she believes Trump would go after, including former allies, including former Vice President Mike Pence and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, among others. Hostin interjected, saying “journalists,” and Behar added to the list, saying, “Us. What about us?”
Behar then turned to the camera, daring Trump to come after the hosts of the show, saying, “Try it! Go ahead! Try it! We have this show every day! Okay, Donald?”
During his comments, Trump suggested that indictments could be used strategically against political rivals, potentially disqualifying them from elections.
A spokesperson for the Trump campaign later clarified that Trump’s remarks were in reference to future elected officials, highlighting the perceived dangers of Biden’s tactics against political opponents.
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