‘The View’ Host Dunks On Her Own Home State In Scramble To Discredit Trump’s Iowa Win
THE VIEW- 3/29/23 - Maurice Benard is a guest on The View on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. The View airs Monday-Friday, 11am-12 noon, ET on ABC. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) SARA HAINES
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“The View” host Sara Haines may be from Iowa, but that did not stop her from taking a few potshots at the state in an effort to downplay former President Donald Trump’s Monday night caucus victory.

Haines joined her co-hosts on Tuesday in a recap of the Iowa caucuses — which Trump won handily with 51%, followed by Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) with 21% and former Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) with 19% — and she spent most of her time explaining why, in the grand scheme of things, the Iowa results did not really matter.


Haines began by saying that it was “disappointing” to see her home state vote so overwhelmingly for Trump — but then she pivoted to, as she said, “add some color” to the scenario.

“It’s disappointing to see that come out of Iowa, but let me add a little perspective and context that’s very important,” she said. “Only 5% of the population of the state caucuses. So when you see ‘Iowa swept’ or ‘Trump swept Iowa,’ no, he did not. He swept 5% of the population.”

“Only 13% of registered Republicans in the state of Iowa — 13% of the party — showed up for that. And only three times in the past six — excuse me, eight Republican caucuses have they even predicted the candidate,” Haines continued. “So although I am a proud Iowan, and we love our caucus time because it makes you feel seen … we love the caucuses. We didn’t earn it, we just get it historically — it’s important to know those numbers when you’re reading headlines.”

Co-host Sunny Hostin pushed back later in the discussion, saying that it was fine to put things in “context” but that she believed the results were still a fair picture of where the state was as a whole.


Hostin pointed out the fact that Trump had won 98 of 99 counties — and had lost the last one by a single vote — and argued that it was difficult to see how that was “not representative” of the way the state would vote as a whole.


Haines pushed back a bit, saying that 5% was hardly a good representation of anything. But Hostin was not buying it.

“I think it is a little bit disingenuous to say that 5% is not reflective of the rest of Iowa,” she said over Haines’ protests, and she went on to claim that the results were entirely predictable. “We could have figured that out without the caucus.”

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