On Wednesday, “The View” co-host Joy Behar suggested that it was impossible for Republican primary candidates to authentically support President Donald Trump. According to her, they were either brainwashed or too afraid to speak against him.
The cast was discussing how Trump celebrated Republican Katie Arrington’s win over Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) on Tuesday:
My political representatives didn’t want me to get involved in the Mark Sanford primary thinking that Sanford would easily win – but with a few hours left I felt that Katie was such a good candidate, and Sanford was so bad, I had to give it a shot. Congrats to Katie Arrington!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2018
Trump previously knocked Sanford, calling him “nothing but trouble”:
Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA. He is MIA and nothing but trouble. He is better off in Argentina. I fully endorse Katie Arrington for Congress in SC, a state I love. She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. VOTE Katie!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2018
Co-host Meghan McCain lamented that Sanford’s loss might have come because he criticized Trump.
“To see someone like Mark Sanford, who is literally an icon to my husband and someone that has really been at the forefront of so many issues within the Republican Party for so long, get taken out for just mild criticism of President Trump, by the way,” McCain started, indicating Sanford was unfairly treated.
Behar agreed, saying that if primary candidates dared to “speak against the king, Donald Trump, then he will screw with you, and he will tweet something against you.”
Watch Behar make those comments below:
She went on to speculate that Republican primary candidates were either “in a cult and drank the Kool-Aid” or “afraid they have to go back to their other jobs as exterminators and postal carriers.”
“They do not want to go back to those jobs,” she said before arguing that candidates would kiss Trump’s ring to stay in power.
Behar, a frequent critic of Trump’s, previously indicated that a Time magazine cover was too real for her, as it featured Trump seeing himself as a king in the mirror.
SO thrilled about my first @TIME cover story, written with the wonderful @mollyesque . Read it to learn about Trump's war on Robert Mueller — and why it may be working
— Tessa Berenson (@tcberenson) June 7, 2018
“Now, the new Time magazine cover was ripped straight out of my nightmares,” Behar said Friday.