‘The View’ co-host says Trump inspired people to vote — but fellow co-host isn’t having it
Abby Huntsman, “The View’s” newest co-host, got into it with fellow co-host Whoopi Goldberg after Huntsman said that President Donald Trump inspired people to vote, for better or worse.
What are the details?
During the show’s “Hot Topics” segment, Huntsman attempted to see good in the president — surely a rarity on the show, for the most part.
“I try to find the positive in these moments, and I think the one thing about [Trump’s] tone that has been helpful for this country is it motivated people to get out and vote,” Huntsman explained.
Not necessarily a glowing review of the president, but something to work with nonetheless.
“Whether you like the tone or you hate the tone, people are voting,” Huntsman added. “We’re already seeing this: 31 million people have already cast their ballots for this election.”
Goldberg interjected, and shut down Huntsman’s assertions, saying that she isn’t sure even that is “worth the tone.”
“I don’t know if that’s worth the tone,” Goldberg responded. “I don’t know if that’s worth it. I don’t know if him calling people names and talking about families and, you know, scaring people into thinking that brown people are coming to get them and take their jobs.”
Huntsman responded and said that voters — by exercising their civic duties — are signaling that they care about the state of the country.
“No,” Goldberg said. “It shows that people are scared, and they know that this is not what you want in the guy that’s supposed to be running stuff. But I don’t know if the tone is — I can take a lot of stuff. As I said weeks ago, you know, when you start the conversation with ‘They are murderers and rapists’ or ‘They are this or they or that,’ for me, that shuts everything down.”
“I can’t hear anything,” she added.