Joy Behar is known for spewing her pro-Democratic Party hatred on ABC’s “The View,” and she more than lived down to the low expectations rational people may have for her on Thursday’s show when she essentially blamed the suffering residents of East Palestine, Ohio, for the environmental disaster they are now living through because they voted for Donald Trump.
The town is the site of the Norfolk Southern train derailment three weeks ago that resulted in the decision to burn off toxic chemicals in a number of rail cars. Five cars contained vinyl chloride, which becomes hydrogen chloride and phosgene when burned — phosgene is a deadly gas that was used during World War I.
“I don’t know why they would ever vote for him, for somebody who, by the way, he placed someone with deep ties to the chemical industry in charge of the EPA’s chemical safety office,” Behar said. “That’s who you voted for in that district. Donald Trump, who reduces all safety.”
Did Joy just say that Ohio Trump voters deserve the toxic train disaster?
“That’s who you voted for in that district! Donald Trump, who reduces all safety!!” pic.twitter.com/JIQnwpImZM
— TallTanOne (@TallTanOne) February 24, 2023
Further politicizing the ecological disaster, Sunny Hostin quipped as the show was going to a break, “I think this is Donald Trump’s fault.”
Meghan McCain, who was previously the conservative co-host of the show and got kicked around by the four liberals at the table, blasted Behar.
“The people of east Palestine are currently in fear that they and their children will be getting cancer or worse from the derailment toxins in their land and water. This is just an evil thing to say. I would say I can’t fathom this level of cruelty and elitism but sadly… I can,” McCain tweeted.
McCain was far from alone in condemning Behar, with many on social media wondering when, if ever, ABC will hold the 80-year-old cohost accountable for all the hateful things she says on air.
Here’s a quick sampling of responses from Twitter:
Joy Behar implies that the people of East Palestine voted for Trump, so they got what they deserve.
The psychotic contempt of idiotic elites for Trump *voters* has corroded brains and souls
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) February 23, 2023
Don Lemon diminishes women.
Joy Behar says an entire community deserves to be poisoned.
Both are still working.
— Tudor Dixon (@TudorDixon) February 24, 2023
Joy Reid and Joy Behar are the 2 most ignorant, hateful, race baiting psychos anywhere on television and cable news. Both should have been fired for their bullshit years ago, and the fact that the trash networks allow them to keep spewing their lying, hateful garbage says it all.
— Mike Engleman (@RealHickory) February 24, 2023
This person has long overstayed her welcome. @JoyVBehar you are a disgrace. And so is @TheView for allowing you to stay in that chair. https://t.co/hUl1NtSMw4
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) February 23, 2023
I’m disgusted. https://t.co/ajEONVKmDJ
— Nina Turner (@ninaturner) February 23, 2023
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