With President Biden back from his trip to Saudi Arabia to beg for oil (instead of increasing domestic production like his predecessor), the cast of ABC’s The ViewSunny Hostin and all other guests manned the ramparts in order to protect him from his leftist critics who deplauded his greetings with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, (MBS). Whoopi Goldberg, the co-host of This Morning suggested that the Constitution be overturned. Roe v. WadeThis meant that the U.S. was against women, just as Saudi Arabia.
After giving a recap of the controversy at the top of the show, Goldberg lamented Biden’s trip and how unfortunate it was that the U.S. needed to interact with the Saudis. “We say we’re not going to talk to these people, we’re not going to do it, and then suddenly, you’re having to figure out how you converse with them because you’ve got to deal with them,” she said.
Biden was then defendable by her taking a dig at America, suggesting that women are oppressed. She even admitted the statement was written by “someone” else and was “handed” to her to “read”:
But, I needed to understand the information someone had given me. Which was, unfortunately, sometimes you have to make decisions you – that was me. It was just that. Uh. He didn’t have to go to Saudi Arabia however to find a country that’s violating human rights or a country that’s opposing women because plenty of states that we live in are doing the same thing. Take away women’s rights and give them no control over their bodies.
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“So, I just want to say, you know, I think part of the big problem that we have is our own hands are dirty quite often,”She added.
Joy Behar was back on the show for the first time in weeks, having just gotten over a non-COVID-related illness, and immediately leaped into some whataboutism by suggesting Biden’s trip wasn’t as bad as former President Trump was. “Trump was pals with Putin and Kim Jong,” she said, suggesting he “had them in the Lincoln Bedroom.”
“I do defend Biden quite a bit,” she admitted before claiming West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe “Manchin and some of these Republicans” were somehow forcing businesses to use oil and gas instead of other forms of energy, thus were responsible for the fist bump. She wanted them to “would allow the industries to cut back on fossil fuels and get alternative fuels going, [Biden] wouldn’t have to, you know, fist bump this guy.”
After frantically noting that Biden “did confront” bin Salman about Washington Post columnist Khashoggi’s murder, Behar seemingly began an attempt to criticize 9/11 families for slamming Biden’s visit before quickly waving herself off:
Another thing that I want to add is because some 9/11 families may be upset about that. Because the traditional wisdom states that these terrorists originated from Saudi Arabia. There is an emotional component to it.
“Again, I don’t know if Biden had the choice, frankly,”She concluded.
Ana Navarro, a faux Republican, was there to keep her GOP-bashing stance. She quickly huffed about the visit saying “I hated it when Obama went to see Castro” but ultimately defended Biden by noting “there is a difficult balance that has to be stricken.”
“There’s a lot of Republicans — there’s a lot of Trump apologists who had no issue when Trump went to Saudi Arabia and danced with swords and posed holding the orb with the Saudis. Had no issue with that,”She screeched.
She also took issue with Trump’s Bedminster, New Jersey golf club hosting a Saudi-funded tournament. And despite the property being over an hour from New York City and in another state, she said it was being held “in the shadows of the 9/11 memorial.”
A misuse of a metaphor to put it mildly
“9/11 families are asking Trump not to allow his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey to be the venue for that, and that is not about U.S. interests. That’s about Mula,” she chided. “Are you saying that these Republicans suddenly should cop to the hypocrisy? That’s a big ask,” Behar quipped.
For Hostin’s part, she actually went after Biden: “I don’t think that Biden gets a pass just because he’s a Democrat.”
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ABC’s The View
April 18, 2022
Eastern at 11:04:07
WHOOPI GOLDBERG : Okay, let’s move on. This weekend, President Biden traveled to Saudi Arabia to meet with oil companies. But the moment that he first met the crown prince of Saudi Arabia is what is making headlines. Many felt it was incongruous since the prince has been accused of applauding the assassination of A. Washington PostJamal Khashoggi, journalist and other human rights violators.
This is so incredible to me, because this happens so often. When we say that we won’t speak to these people or do not want to, suddenly we find ourselves having to learn how to converse with them.
But, I needed to see what someone had given me. Which was, unfortunately, sometimes you have to make decisions you – that was me I did just say that. Uh. He didn’t have to go to Saudi Arabia however to find a country that’s violating human rights or a country that’s opposing women because plenty of states that we live in are doing the same thing. Take away women’s rights and give them no control over their bodies.
So I want to just say that I believe part of our problem is that our hands get dirty quite often.
JOY BEHAR He had them practically in his Lincoln Bedroom. He was very interested in those men. So, this is somebody, I think – I mean, I do defend Biden quite a bit, I know. It’s almost like Manchin and other Republicans could allow industries to reduce fossil fuel consumption and start alternative fuels. He wouldn’t need to fist bump that guy.
Who by the way, he did say to him, “I think you’re responsible for Khashoggi’s death.” And the guy goes, “no.” And he says, “I think you have” – I mean, he did confront him.
BEHAR There is an emotional component to it.
ANA NAVARRO: Listen. Because you have just spoken about the 9/11 families, let me share something I feel is very relevant. Look. It is a horrible image. I hate – and whenever the United States president goes to any country, it is legitimatizing, normalizing, aggrandizing that other president. Obama’s trip to Castro was something I resented. Because we are human rights advocates around the globe, I hate it when Maduro and Ortega go to Castro.
There is an important balance to strike. When oil prices are as high, it’s not surprising that Saudi Arabia is the largest producer. We also consume lots of the oil produced by Saudi Arabia. So we don’t want him to travel over there. However, we do want to see more oil coming from Saudi Arabia. He did just that.
You just mentioned the 9/11 families. A lot of Republicans have no problem with Trump going to Saudi Arabia. They danced with swords, and they posed with the orb. They had no problem with it.
Trump is being asked by 9/11 families not to let his Bedminster golf club, New Jersey, host the event. This isn’t about U.S. interest. It’s all about the mula.
BEHAR: Do you think that Republicans should suddenly admit to their hypocrisy now? It’s quite a task.