The View Laments the State of Discourse in Trump’s America: ‘We’re All Stomping Around’ in the Swamp


The View today started the show with a segment that quickly turned into a meditation on discourse in Trump’s America.

They kicked off with the Twitter feud between President Trump and Morning Joe after the President missed the irony of him attacking anyone else for making up crap about a woman’s facelift:

Meghan McCain said there has been irresponsible media speculation on the First Lady’s health and cited this tweet from the Atlantic‘s David Frum as an example:

Sunny Hostin noted the “coarsening of the [Republican] party” under Trump’s leadership and said more broadly, “I really think that Donald Trump has coarsened the dialogue in our country so much that he is singularly responsible for the tenor that we are seeing today.”

Sara Haines argued that if Trump “ever caused me to be the ugliest version of myself,” she would blame herself

McCain asked what happened to “when they go low we go high,” and Whoopi Goldberg said, “That’s exactly how he got elected. Everybody went low… No one said, ‘Hey! The discourse is not okay!'”

Goldberg added, “It just kind of whooshed over us, and I think people are starting to go, ‘You know, the swamp that was supposed to be drained––now we’re all stomping around in it.'”

Watch above, via ABC.

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