During a roundtable discussion on Wednesday’s The View regarding President Donald Trump’s much-maligned boast that the federal response to Hurricane Maria was an “unsung success,” co-host Joy Behar suggested that she wanted Trump to die sooner rather than later.
After Sunny Hostin noted that up to 90% of the nearly 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico were preventable and she thought leaving citizens to die was something “we only saw in dictatorships,” Behar remarked that the president is “incapable of telling the truth.”
“The people in his administration, they cannot reason with him,” the outspoken Trump critic exclaimed. “He never backtracks, says I’m changing my mind. He lies, disputes it. He’s a sociopath, I’m telling you.”
After recently-hired conservative host Abby Huntsman said that they should separate the indefensible things the president says with the workers who have tried to help in Puerto Rico, Behar stated that the “real power” is in the presidency and Trump is the “one who calls the shots so he has to take the blame.”
“This man will never apologize,” she continued. “If he lives another 20 years, God forbid. If he lives another 20 years, he could live to 105. “We’ve got him for the next –”
They would go to break a moment later without addressing Behar’s seeming admission that she wanted the president to pass away soon. After coming back, obviously aware how her remarks would be taken, Behar walked back and clarified what she had said.
“Let me say something,” the comic declared. “The last statement, I don’t wish the president ill, I really don’t. I just want him out. I mean sometimes I hear him say things like, I could be president for life and it’s like, no! It’s really about that. I would never say something — I didn’t mean that, what I said.”
Watch the clip above, via ABC.