Comedy is hard work, and sometimes even the pros can screw it up. Recently Joy Behar of “The View” cracked a joke at the President’s expense, and it went over like a lead balloon. You are going to cringe when you watch what she said on live television.
It is no secret that President Donald Trump has a long history with the ladies of “The View.”
He has been embroiled in an ongoing twitter war with former View panelist Rosy O’Donnell for the better part of a decade, and has been taken to task by host Whoopi Goldberg, who recently doubled down on her dislike of our current president. On an episode of “The View” she claimed that President Obama had been more deliberate and thoughtful when issuing his executive orders, and that President Trump simply walked in and started issuing executive orders haphazardly.
But this latest jab at President Trump came from Joy Behar who was part of a discussion on Trump’s recent G20 meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
This Monday, during a discussion of the G20 summit, Behar remarked on how the two leaders shook hands, saying “See, when Putin shook hands with Trump, he did this. This is Putin’s hand on top. So Trump was a bottom. Get it? What? He was on the bottom. That’s all.”
The audience laughed and then the conversation turned to ongoing talks between the US and Russia concerning cybersecurity, to which Behar then said “He doesn’t want to it admit it … They’ve got him by the short hairs. It’s so obvious.”
The View was created by highly respected journalist Barbara Walters and launched in August of 1997 as a daytime forum for women’s issues.
During the first season, the opening voiceover by Walters would tell the audience “I’ve always wanted to do a show with women of different generations, backgrounds and views: a working mother; a professional in her 30s; a young woman just starting out; and then somebody who’s done almost everything and will say almost anything. And in a perfect world, I’d get to join the group whenever I wanted.”
Over the years, The View has made women laugh, stirred up controversy, mended fences, and carried on even during the most tumultuous times. They have had numerous lineup changes, but have never shied away from bringing people of opposing perspectives together.
The view has run continuously for twenty years winning twenty eight daytime Emmy awards, three NAACP image awards, and more than one hundred nominations for Viewer’s Choice, Critic’s Choice, and daytime Emmy awards. The show is also broadcast to a half dozen international audiences each week.
Each day the show is watched by more than three million people, who tune in to hear the wisecracks, catty remarks, and on-point commentary, as well as a wide variety of guests which have included everyone from actress Alicia Silverstone to President Barack Obama.
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