comScore The View Goes Off After Michael Cohen Bombshell: ‘Good Day for Donald Trump to Resign’

The View Goes Off After Michael Cohen Bombshell: ‘Good Day for Donald Trump to Resign’

The hosts of The View went off today on President Donald Trump‘s former lawyer Michael Cohen admitting he lied to Congress about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

On Thursday’s show they celebrated Joy Behar‘s 20th anniversary on The View, and she relished the opportunity to tear into the president.

As Whoopi Goldberg dramatically recapped the latest developments, Sunny Hostin remarked that this is all “like a soap opera.”

“This is The Apprentice,” Behar said. “This is the reality show we’re all trapped in the middle of it.”

“If these negotiations were going on while he was president, it’s precisely what the framers of our constitution wrote in to protect the American people against,” Hostin said. “We want to make sure that this president, any president, is not putting his self-interest before the interest of the country.”

Abby Huntsman said it’s perhaps no surprise Cohen and Manafort lied, saying, “These are bad guys. It’s not like he surrounded himself with upstanding citizens.”

She also noted how the Mueller report may not go public at the end of all this. Behar said it may leak and added, “Today is a good day for Donald Trump to resign. I really believe that.”

She wryly added, “20 years for me, that would be my gift… Donald, do it for me.”

Meghan McCain, meanwhile, went on yet another tear against Paul Manafort:

“The thing that makes me most angry is the idea that Paul Manafort could possibly be pardoned. His relationship with Trump aside, his lobbying firm was nicknamed the torturers lobby for spinning foreign dictatorships including governments in Nigeria, Kenya, Zaire, Equatorial Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and the Ukraine. Blood money. He’s a traitor to the United States of America one way or the other. You should not––all this other stuff aside, he helped Vladimir Putin. He’s a traitor to the United States of America. If he is pardoned, I don’t know what I’m going to do on this show.”

Behar added, “I think he has to save the pardons for his children, frankly.”

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