ABC’s “The View” co-host Joy Behar argued that President Donald Trump should resign from office over his handling of the coronavirus.
“He does not inspire confidence. I could hear him breathing. Could you?” Behar said.
“Is there a microphone in his nostrils, do you think? It speaks of somebody who’s not in great health, and he’s been so exposed to a few people now who have had the coronavirus,” Behar continued.
Co-host Meghan McCain, said, “The problem is when I watched it live like we all did, is he’s a politician that inspires anger really well.”
“If you want to get riled up and angry, he’s a politician who does it well. The more I feel your pain and fear, incapable of it. He could have been reading the phonebook last night,” McCain added.
“He should have been saying, I understand Americans are scared. Have a Ronald Reagan-esque moment. His inability to emote with the American people about how scary this is, and people at this point I can safely say there’s a lot of healthy fear,” McCain concluded.
Behar said, “Don’t you think this is a good time for him to resign? I mean Pence has shown to be rather capable I believe.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin said, “There’s a little more confidence in Pence.”
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“I have a little more confidence with Pence and Fauci at the helm,” Behar said. “I do not feel any confidence with this guy. He has been incompetent from the giddy-up. Now we’re in a major crisis and he does not know how to handle it.”
“This is his Katrina,” Behar said about Trump.
DID TRUMP’S SPEECH REASSURE AMERICANS? The co-hosts react to the president's address to the nation last night on U.S. response to coronavirus outbreak which included travel from Europe to be restricted. https://t.co/LiY7M4jdZl pic.twitter.com/kafdmZ9HTn
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Washington Governor Jay Inslee and California Governor Gavin Newsom are “as anti-Trump as it gets” but the two didn’t hesitate to praise the president for giving them everything they needed to keep people safe.
“I really don’t care too much what Donald Trump thinks of me, and we just kind of ignore that. It’s background noise because we really need to work together, Republicans and Democrats. This is a national crisis,” Inslee said to CBS host Margaret Brennan on “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “We are doing that effectively, as I’ve indicated. I’ve had good meetings with the agency directors. I think that the vice president has been helpful in this regard.”
“We’re focusing on people’s health, not on political gamesmanship right now and that’s what we need to do,” he continued.
Newsom had similar praise for the pres
“Over the past couple of days, President Trump has said that he would prefer if none of the passengers aboard these cruises landed on U.S. soil. Did he mention any of that to you in your conversation?” a reporter asked, per the report.
“We had a private conversation, but he said, ‘We’re gonna do the right thing’ and ‘You have my support, all of our support, logistically and otherwise,’” Newsom answered.
“He said everything that I could have hoped for,” the governor added. “And we had a very long conversation and every single thing he said, they followed through on.”