During Thursday’s edition of The View, the panel celebrated co-host Joy Behar’s 20th anniversary as a co-host on the show. Not surprisingly, Behar had a very specific anniversary present in mind: the resignation of President Trump.
The first part of the show focused on former Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s guilty plea for lying to Congress about some dates regarding conversations about a proposed Trump Tower in Moscow. When attempting to lay out the facts of the case, co-host Sunny Hostin butchered two key dates. She claimed that Cohen said “everything ended when Trump became President in January of 2016.” While Cohen did say that in his testimony to Congress, President Trump did not become President until January of 2017.
After the entire panel took shots at Cohen and President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort. Behar declared that “today is a good day for Donald Trump to resign…20 years for me, that would be my gift. That’s my gift. Donald do it for me, okay?” Behar’s plea to the President comes just two weeks after calling on the President to resign because she was “worried about his health.”
The conversation then turned to the possibility of President Trump issuing a pardon for Manafort. After calling Manafort a “traitor to the United States of America,” co-host Meghan McCain said that “if he is pardoned, I don’t know what I’m going to do on this show.” Behar jumped in, telling McCain not to worry: “I don’t think he’s going to pardon him. I think he has to save the pardons for his children, frankly.” Behar’s quip caused the crowd and Hostin to erupt into laughter.
Behar and the Trump-hating audience should definitely be careful what they wish for. If President Trump gives Behar her anniversary present, that would mean that Vice President Mike Pence would ascend to the presidency. Behar has no love for him either; once accusing him of suffering from a “mental illness” because of his Christian faith.