Liberal Co-Hosts on ‘The View’ Go After Geraldo; He Refused to Blame Trump for Bomb Threats.
Behar, Hostin hounded the Fox News correspondent: ‘Can you honestly say’ president’s ‘words and actions didn’t inspire this guy?’
ABC News’ “The View” co-hosts ganged up on Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera on Thursday after he would not blame President Donald Trump and his rhetoric for suspicious packages sent to prominent Democrats and CNN’s New York City bureau last week.
It didn’t take long for mainstream media members to dispense with the notion of impartiality and blame Trump for suspect Cesar Sayoc’s actions.
Sayoc, a supporter of the president’s, owned a van plastered with stickers of Democratic lawmakers shown in crosshairs — and other stickers saying, “CNN sucks.”
“Can you honestly say President Trump’s words and actions didn’t inspire this guy?” Hostin (above, far right) demanded.
Rivera insisted he didn’t understand “why the hideous crimes committed during” Trump’s presidency “are attributed to Donald Trump.”
But when Rivera tried to list some mass murders that occurred during former President Barack Obama’s tenure in office — let’s just say “The View’s” liberal co-hosts would not allow it.
“You’re being intellectually dishonest there,” Hostin interrupted. “This guy had a tricked-out Trump van!”
Although Rivera agreed that “words matter,” he insisted that “crazy people are crazy people” and “crazy people can do crazy things.”
But co-host Joy Behar (above, far left) vehemently rejected that idea. “Obama never said the things that Trump says, not even once, Geraldo, again,” she said. “Come on.”
Rivera disagreed and warned, “If we start blaming the speech rather than the perpetrator, we lose sight of what’s happening.”
That’s when co-host Meghan McCain chimed in, noting she didn’t blame Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for the unhinged supporter of his who gunned down House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and targeted other GOP lawmakers at a baseball practice in the summer of 2017.
“Bernie never said those things either,” Behar replied.
That spurred McCain to retort,
“But he was a Bernie Sanders supporter.”
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