Joy Behar, a leftist co-host on ABC's "The View," admitted on Tuesday that the reason the media keeps falsely reporting stories related to President Donald Trump is "because we’re desperate to get Trump out of office."
"So many people admitted they made snap judgments before all these other facts came in," co-host Whoopi Goldberg said. "Why is that? Why do we keep making the same mistake?"
"Because we’re desperate to get Trump out of office," Behar responded. "That’s why."
"I think that’s the reason," Behar continued. "I think the press jumps the gun a lot because we just have so much circumstantial evidence against this guy that we are basically hoping Cohen’s got the goods and what have you and so It’s wishful thinking."
The manufactured crisis started when multiple media outlets reported on a selectively edited clip of an interaction between Trump-supporting high school boys from Covington Catholic High School and Native American Nathan Phillips.
Many rushed to condemn the boys after they stood face-to-face with Phillips as he banged his drum in their faces.
"The three-minute video was posted online by a group of Native American protesters who claimed they were harassed and intimidated by a group of Covington Catholic High School students waiting for their bus near the Lincoln Memorial," The Daily Wire reported. "The video is heavily clipped at the beginning and end, and shows only an apparent 'confrontation' between a protester named Nathan Phillips and a Make America Great Again-hat wearing teen."
Phillips and others claimed that the boys chanted "build the wall," and yelled racial slurs at the group of Native Americans, despite the fact that those claims are not corroborated in any way by video footage of the incident.
As the controversy unfolded, reports surfaced showing that Phillips has a history of approaching students and accusing them of being racist and disrespectful toward Native Americans.
The media's smear campaign against the boys generated so much national attention that Trump weighed in on it.
"Looking like Nick Sandman & Covington Catholic students were treated unfairly with early judgements proving out to be false - smeared by media," Trump tweeted. "Not good, but making big comeback! 'New footage shows that media was wrong about teen’s encounter with Native American.'"
"Nick Sandmann and the students of Covington have become symbols of Fake News and how evil it can be," Trump later added. "They have captivated the attention of the world, and I know they will use it for the good - maybe even to bring people together. It started off unpleasant, but can end in a dream!"