'The View' Disregards Omarosa's Mike Pence Warning and Says He'd Be Better POTUS Than Trump
The discussion over the VP leads to Sunny Hostin calling out Meghan McCain for labeling her a “liberal.”
The women of "The View" all agreed that Mike Pence would make a better president than Donald Trump, but it took a somewhat heated debate to get to that point Tuesday morning.
Omarosa’s"Big Brother" warning about the Vice President was the first Hot Topic of the morning. On Monday night, the former White House staffer told her housemates, "Everybody who’s wishing for impeachment might want to reconsider their lives. We would be begging for days of Trump back if Pence became president. He’s extreme. I’m Christian. I love Jesus. But he thinks Jesus tells him to say things. I’m like, ‘Jesus didn’t say that.’ He’s scary."
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"Her dish is not that interesting, but she’s not actually revealing intimate secrets," said Meghan McCain. "Which to me shows she’s trying to atone for working in the White House. I just think she’s trying to get a new job someplace, she’s trying to get accepted back into mainstream media and I don’t think what she’s saying is that interesting."
Sunny Hostin said she found it "interesting" Omarosa said "Jesus tells Mike Pence what to say," and added that when she went to law school in Indiana, the former governor was "a hated figure there."
"I think when you have a Mike Pence that puts a religious veneer on things and calls people values voters, I think we’re in a dangerous situation," she added. "I’m a Catholic, I’m a faithful person, but I don’t know that I want my vice president speaking in tongues."
Hostin then asked how the Trump administration can call itself a "values driven administration," which led to an awkward moment between her and McCain. "Values in a lot of times is in reference to being pro-life, which I assume you said you were at one point in time on this show … valuing life, that is an old term that has been used in politics and didn’t just start with the Trump administration," McCain explained.
"No Meghan, that’s not true," Hostin said, shaking her head. "Values driven not only means pro-life, it means pro-marriage, it means pro having more values, more compassion, pro-empathy, it’s not only about pro-life. The bottom line is, this administration is not a values driven administration. You have people beating each other’s wives!"
"I don’t know how to say this in a way that doesn’t sound disrespectful, but I understand if you’re liberal, you have a problem with Mike Pence, obviously," McCain said, gesturing to Hostin. "Why am I a liberal? That’s not a great assumption," Sunny replied.
"I apologize, you are a conservative I guess … you know what, I’m not in this fight today," McCain said in response.
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Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar then got the conversation back on track, as the women all revealed whether they believe Pence would be a worse president than Trump.
"I don’t think so, I don’t think anybody could be worse than Trump," said Behar. "Say what you will about Mike Pence and his religiosity, I don’t think that he’s mentally ill, even though he’s hearing voices. I don’t think he’s that crazy, he has no charisma whatsoever. I don’t think he would get reelected. I don’t think he would destroy the environment. I don’t think he’d make it his life’s purpose to go against everything Obama did. I don’t think he would antagonize Kim Jong-un. Trump is the worst we’ve ever had."
"At the very least, I think he’s less volatile, less temperamental and I think he’s just a steadier hand in the White House," added Hostin.
"I don’t think it’s going to happen one way or the other, I don’t think Trump is going to get impeached," said McCain, before conceding she too would "prefer Mike Pence over Trump, yeah."
Guest host Sherri Shepherd also agreed, joking, "I pray too and Jesus talks to me, so I think we’d be counteracting each other!"
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