Joy Behar, who co-hosts ABC’s “The View,” said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump was “in bed” with those protecting the terrorists responsible for committing the 9/11 attacks and suggested that because of the Trump administration, the LGBT community could be on the verge of being stoned in the streets in the U.S.
Behar made the “outrageous” remarks as the group of female co-hosts were discussing the protests in Iran which started last Thursday over Iran’s poor economy and quickly escalated into political demonstrations against Iran’s tyrannical Islamic government.
“I thought it was the Saudis who were really protecting terrorists?” Behar asked. “I mean, 9/11 came from there, those terrorists came from Saudi Arabia. He’s in bed with the Saudis all the time. So I mean, come on.”
Behar then drew comparisons between the Iranian people rising up against their brutal government to left-wing demonstrators in the U.S. rising up against Trump, causing Meghan McCain to fire back. Any comparison between the U.S. and Iran was absurd, said McCain. Behar seemed to agree, initially.
“It’s not apples and apples. It’s not equal,” Behar continued. “But we’re on a very slippery slope in this country toward throwing democracy out the window every single day.”
“We have to defend the freedom of the press and civil rights here,” CNN contributor Ana Navarro added.
“We do, but you’re not being stoned in the street for being gay!” McCain fired back.
“Not yet,” Behar exclaimed. “Not yet.”