This was predictable.
The divas on “The View” were indignant Monday morning in response to a series of tweets from President Donald Trump calling out four freshman Democrats known as the “squad” for hating on America.
Naturally, co-host Whoopi Goldberg led the aggrieved liberal crew that includes the token “Republican,” Meghan McCain. Calling the president’s message dangerous, Whoopi made it about herself, declaring that if “we” have to go back, Trump is going too.
The group of four includes Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar D-Minn., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and Trump smacked the radical progressives for their contempt for America, making it clear they are in no position to be lecturing others on how to run the country,
“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” the president tweeted Sunday. “Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough.”
Omar, a Somali refugee, was the only one of the four born outside the U.S. Tlaib refers to herself a Palestinian-American, but was born in Detroit — her mother was born near the West Bank city of Ramallah, while her father is from East Jerusalem.
The hosts of “The View” picked up the Democratic narrative laid out Sunday that the president is a bigoted racist who doesn’t like people from other countries — his wife, first lady Melania Trump, is an immigrant from Eastern Europe.
Pushing beyond that narrative, the divas set their sights on the Republican Party for not denouncing Trump’s tweets, with McCain fitting in nicely here.
“Go at it, ladies,” she said. “Have a free for all. The cowardice I’m seeing, Republicans not speaking out and saying it today, is embarrassing.”
McCain’s first clue that she might be off base is when colleague Joy Behar cheers her on, though McCain understands full well why she sits at the table.
“The Republican leadership is disgraceful right now,” Behar declared.
The ladies ran a clip of Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., saying harsh things about Trump during the GOP presidential primary before Whoopi talked about the need for a brand new law that would force an unbiased view of complicated issues like detaining illegal aliens.
Good luck with the details on that.
For the record, Graham appeared Monday on “Fox & Friends” and backed Trump’s play.
“We all know that AOC and this crowd are a bunch of communists. They hate Israel, they hate our own country,” Graham said. “They’re calling guards along our border, Border Patrol agents concentration camp guards. They accuse people who support Israel of doing it for the Benjamins. They’re anti-Semitic. They’re anti-America.”
McCain closed out the segment by calling on other Republicans to join with her in denouncing Trump.
“It can’t just be me and Geraldo [Rivera],” she said. “Somebody else has to come out against this. I’m serious. It’s very petrifying that there is not one sitting member of Congress who won’t come out against this on my side.”
Perhaps, that’s your clue that you’re buying into the Democratic narrative.
“You guys keep talking about black Republicans, where the hell are you?” Goldberg said. “Where are you, Republicans?”
Staying true to the narrative of comparing the Trump administration to Nazis, she then referenced the poem by German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller, “First they came for…”
Speaking of Fox & Friends, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was also on Monday morning and he defending Trump’s effort to put a spotlight on the radical lawmakers, calling it a savvy move ahead of the 2020 election.
“I think the president believes the more he can get the country to look at the so-called squad, the more he can get them to realize how radical they are,” Gingrich said. “And how fundamentally anti-American their views are, in the long run, the better off he is.”
“I think he would like to see them the front page of the Democratic Party. And I think he thinks anything he does to elevate them is to his net advantage.”
As for Trump’s political acumen, he has thus far succeeded in getting the Democratic Party to rally around denouncing America, as leadership has rushed to the defense of the very “squad” that was just attacking them as racists three days ago.
And Trump may have just made the 2020 election about whether you love or hate America.
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