The View’s Joy Behar wants Lara Trump to do her a favor: wipe that smug look right off her stinkin’ face.
Or something like that.
On Tuesday’s episode of the long-running talkfest, the (mostly) liberal ladies discussed a video clip from a Trump campaign livestream.
Whoopi Goldberg set it up:
“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell went on you-know-who’s campaign livestream to weigh in on the leaked audio of former President Obama calling the White House pandemic response an absolute chaotic disaster.”
You-know-who = Lara.
A bit of background — in Friday’s private call recording with former members of his administration (obtained by Yahoo News), here’s what Barack had to say, in context:
“This election that’s coming up on every level is so important because what we’re going to be battling is not just a particular individual or a political party. What we’re fighting against is these long-term trends in which being selfish, being tribal, being divided, and seeing others as an enemy — that has become a stronger impulse in American life. And by the way, we’re seeing that internationally as well. It’s part of the reason why the response to this global crisis has been so anemic and spotty. It would have been bad even with the best of governments. It has been an absolute chaotic disaster when that mindset — of ‘what’s in it for me’ and ‘to heck with everybody else’ — when that mindset is operationalized in our government. That’s why, I, by the way, am going to be spending as much time as necessary and campaigning as hard as I can for Joe Biden.”
In the video with Lara, Mitch waxed on ex-presidents and their opening of the jaw:
“I think President Obama should have kept his mouth shut, you know. We know he doesn’t like much this administration is doing. That’s understandable. But I think it’s a little bit classless, frankly, to critique an administration that comes after you. You had your shot. You were there for eight years. I think the tradition that the Bushes set up of not critiquing the president who comes after you is a good tradition.”
Back to bewildered Whoopi, she lobbed one in to Joy, who had bent knees, dug-in cleats, her back elbow up, and one eye on the left-field fence:
“Child, I don’t know what he thinks he’s doing. But, Joy, I understand you’ve been on a tear about this. You got something to say to Mitch?”
Before Behar even spoke, it looked like smoke was gonna shoot out her ears, Grandpa Munster-style. If I came home to my spouse and saw that look on their face, I’d just turn around and leave — whatever it is, I want no part of it.
Holy cow, was Joy an ironic name Tuesday:
“First of all, Lara Trump, take that smug smile off your face.”
From there, things went the expected way:
“Number one, Mitch McConnell, to me, is one of the most classless, most unpatriotic, most un-American leader that we have ever seen — I have ever seen in my lifetime. He goes up against the Constitution on a regular basis. He refused to hold a hearing for (Obama’s 2016 Supreme Court nominee) Merrick Garland…which changed the whole country around.”
Joy’s even aghast that Republican Mitch would say he didn’t want a Democrat to be re-elected:
“He declared that he would make sure Obama was a one-term president, remember that?”
And he was on Trump’s side during impeachment:
“He claimed that he was not impartial in Trump’s impeachment.”
“Talk about classless, he is an unpatriotic senator, and he needs to be taken out of office in the fall.”
Hey, look — a Democrat saying she doesn’t want a Republican to be re-elected.
Number two, every Bush criticized Trump. Even Barbara Bush said she wouldn’t understand how any woman would ever vote for Donald Trump.”
Joy also went off on mail-in voting. The Republicans, it seems to me, fear voter fraud if we have election by envelope. But Joy appears to think it’s because the GOP can’t stand fairness:
“I am here to say that we need to make sure that we have mail-in voting…in November. Now, the Republican Party…spent $20 million to…limit mail-in voting. Why did they do that? Because, as Trump says, if the United States switched to mail-in voting, you would never have a Republican elected again.”
And who’s the dude to clean up this stinkin’ town? It’s a guy with a very serious medical issue:
“[T]hey are afraid that Americans who can vote by mail will knock them out and put Democrats in power and put Joe Biden in there and maybe, maybe then we will have a chance at fixing this country.
Geez Louise, that lady was mad:
“People need to wake up. Ugh. I’m so aggravated today, I can’t even begin to tell you.”
Yep. That’s definitely a walk-back-out-of-the-house ‘tude.
In terms of Obama remarking on Trump, I agree with Mitch: It’s best for the nation that former presidents don’t comment on current ones.
And for what it’s worth, I didn’t think Lara looked smug. To me, she appeared sort of stoically smiling. It reminded me of Mario Lopez’s face during this little moment of miracles:
But that’s just me.
So what do you think? Is America set to see Mitch get the boot and Joe get the mail-in, perfectly-fair ascendance to an unfit-for-office sit-out (in which the VP will take over)?
Or does that sound like an idea from Miss South Carolina?
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