The View’s Sunny Hostin Slams ‘Complicit’ Co-Hosts for GOP Support
The ABC Talk Show Set View got a little edgy on Friday as co-host Sunny Hostin chastised her fellow panelists for sticking with the Republican Party, telling them in no uncertain terms that they were “accomplices” in division and evil in the country.
During a segment that ostensibly concerned former President Donald Trump begging his supporters to buy him a new plane, Trump’s former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, who served as The views conservative guest all week – noted that the ex-president is “doing everything he can to get paid” by his fanatical MAGA base.
“I want these people to know he’s laughing at them behind closed doors,” Grisham added. “I want people to know that, and I was there. I thought.”
Immediately pushing Grisham aside, co-host Ana Navarro — an anti-Trump Republican pundit — confronted the ex-Trump flack over his apparent willingness to look the other way during his time in the White House.
“For years you’ve heard him do that, haven’t you? Laugh behind closed doors. So why did it take so long to find this so objectionable? Navarro wondered, prompting Hostin to exclaim, “I asked the same thing!”
Grisham, who has been on an apology tour for months to rehabilitate her public image, said she has repeatedly criticized Trump and his actions since he left his administration following the Capitol insurgency. of January 6. Additionally, Grisham said that as a “single mother” with “bills to pay”, she needed the job at the time and knew there would be few opportunities available to her due to his tarnished reputation.
“I believed in him and half the country believed in him,” Grisham continued. “I think when you keep attacking me, you’re attacking a lot of people out there who might want an exit ramp.”
After Navarro insisted she wasn’t attacking Grisham but “simply holding everyone accountable” associated with Trump, and Grisham agreed while saying she would do whatever she can “To ensure he is not re-elected, Hostin challenged his two co-hosts GOP allegiance.
“If we’re going to talk, let’s talk real,” she exclaimed, adding that it was “weird” to her that Grisham and Navarro were still Republicans.
“Why, as a Latina, are you still in the Republican Party?” Hostin asked Navarro first, before turning to Grisham. “And why, having seen it firsthand, are you still part of the Republican Party?”
When the two women tried to tell Hostin that Trump was not the GOP, the long To see the host brushed them off claiming that 80% of Republicans think he’s the face of the party.
“I think the worst thing that can happen to a minority group is that one party takes you for granted and thinks you’re going to vote for them because they have no other choice, and another party openly attacks and antagonizes you,” Navarro retorted, adding, “And so hopefully one day there will be two healthy parties competing for our vote and winning our support. Not taking one for granted and upset the other. It doesn’t help anyone.”
Quoting GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, liberal co-host Joy Behar backed Navarro’s position, saying “it’s important to fight within the party.”
Hostin, however, remained steadfast.
“You know, I think it’s time to cut the bait,” she said at the end of the segment. “And I think when you have a party that’s so sick and so divisive, and so harmful to this country, I think staying in that party makes you complicit.”