The View Tears Don Jr’s #MeToo Criticism Apart: ‘Takes Real Creativity’ to Make Himself the Victim
The View was not particularly impressed with Donald Trump Jr.’s criticism of the #MeToo movement amid the investigation on Brett Kavanaugh‘s alleged sexual misconduct.
In an interview with the Daily Mail yesterday, the president’s son said he’s more concerned for his sons than his daughters in the #MeToo era, saying sexual accusations can be politically weaponized against them.
Whoopi Goldberg, Tuesday on The View, voiced her disagreement with Don Jr. — saying “you only worry about this for your child if you think your child has these tendencies.”
“If you think your child is not someone who is assaulting people,” she argued, “it shouldn’t be a concern for you.”
The chat largely gravitated around the “premise” of Trump Jr’s remarks, along with the ways in which women can maintain credibility when coming forward about past misconduct. Goldberg eventually connected Trump’s comments to a recent column from conservative firebrand Ann Coulter, who wrote, “In the history of the world, there has never been a more pacific [sic], less rapey creature than the white male of Western European descent.”
To this, Joy Behar added:
“It’s fascinating that in the middle of this #MeToo moment that we’re in, and you are giving statistics about how many women are sexually assaulted or worse, Donnie Jr. finds a way to find himself and his gender as the victim. This takes real creativity…and by the way, Ann Coulter is more of a bad comedian than a commentator. I don’t believe anything she says.”
Watch above, via ABC.
[Image via screengrab]
Have a tip we should know? firstname.lastname@example.org