(Slay News) – “The View” co-host Joy Behar is continuing to push false claims that President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to rig the 2016 election.
Behar’s co-host Sunny Hostin came clean after President Joe Biden’s divisive speech about “MAGA Republicans” not accepting his electoral win.
Hostin admitted she was wrong to question the 2016 election and stated that Trump “was not an illegitimate president.”
“The assumption was, at least mine, I’ll speak for myself, that Russia must have been involved because we knew that from the Mueller report that Russia had some involvement, Russia thought that it could have benefitted from a Trump presidency, which it did by the way,” Hostin said.
“But I remember calling him an illegitimate president, and that was wrong.
“I should not have said that.”
Behar, who must have missed Biden’s speech attacker “election deniers,” asked Hostin “why?”
“Because he was not an illegitimate president,” Hostin told Behar.
Whoopi, who also seemed to miss Biden’s speech, said:
“But that is how you felt. You had every right to say it.”
“However, he remains a twice impeached, disgraced, one-term president
“All of that is true.
“The Trump campaign did not coordinate with the Russians, and that’s where I think I was wrong.”
Still not satisfied, Behar fired back by trying to push the debunked anti-Trump narrative onto the show’s viewers.
“You don’t know that,” Behar said of the proven fact that Hostin just stated.
“You don’t know that he wasn’t talking to Putin.”
“There was an investigation, and we have to believe that when the FBI and the Department of Justice conduct investigations, we have to believe that,” said Hostin.
“That is another tenet of our democracy.”
The comments from Behar come after Biden accused Americans who denied his presidency of being a “threat to democracy.”
As Slay News reported, Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy brought up the same double standard when he grilled White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about her old social media posts.
In posts on Twitter, Jean-Pierre claimed that Trump stole the election in 2016.
Doocy said: “You tweeted in 2016 that Trump stole an election.”
Jean-Pierre smiled and said: “I knew this was coming.”
Doocy said: “If denying election results is extreme now, why wasn’t it then?”
Jean-Pierre: “That comparison that you made is just ridiculous.”
Doocy kept at it and Jean-Pierre said:
“Let me answer it, I was talking specifically at that time of what was happening with voting rights and what was in danger of voting rights.
“That’s what I was speaking to at the time.
“And here’s the thing, I have said Governor Kemp won the election in Georgia I’ve been clear about that.
“I have said President Trump won the election of 2016.
“I’ve been clear about that.
“What we are talking about right now is, let’s not forget what happened on January 6 2021 when we saw an insurrection a mob that was incited by the person who occupied this campus, this facility at that time.
“I was an attack on our democracy.
“Let’s not forget people died that day.
“Law enforcement were attacked that day.
“That was the danger that we were seeing at the time that’s what the president has called out and that’s what he’s going to continue to call out.
“So yes when you have mega republicans, an extreme part of republicans, who just deny or do not want to really say what exactly happened on that day.
“Or say it was a protest when it clearly was not a peaceful protest.
“That’s not what we saw on that day yes the president is going to call that out.
“And here’s the thing, the majority of Americans agree with him, the majority of Americans agree with this president on protecting our democracy protecting our freedom and protecting our rights that’s what we’re talking about today and that’s what the president’s going to focus on.”
Doocy: "You tweeted in 2016 that Trump stole an election."
Jean-Pierre: "I knew this was coming."
Doocy: "If denying election results is extreme now, why wasn't it then?"
Jean-Pierre: "That comparison that you made is just ridiculous."
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 6, 2022