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“The View” hosts say U.S. deserves Trump if he wins in 2024

By Jake Beardslee · November 24, 2023

In brief…

  • Whoopi warned U.S. would "deserve" Trump if he's re-elected in 2024
  • Joy dared Trump to retaliate against her and co-hosts if he returns to office
  • Joy insisted Hillary Clinton won popular vote in 2016 before backtracking
  • Co-hosts worried about Trump's "revenge list" and impact in potential new term
The View hosts issued dire warnings about democracy and "deserving" the potential consequences if Donald Trump is able to return to the presidency in 2024 after his defeat in 2020.  Official White House Photo by Pete Souza from Washington, DC/Wikimedia

The hosts of ABC’s “The View” had strong words for former President Donald Trump this week, warning that the country would “deserve what we get” if he is re-elected in 2024.

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg, who often refers to Trump as “you know who,” said Tuesday that “if he gets back in, we deserve what we got.” She argued that would mean “we were not loud enough or strong enough or that our Constitution wasn’t strong enough to keep this bozo out.”

Co-host Joy Behar, a frequent Trump critic, jumped in to declare “Don’t put me in that,” indicating she would not be voting for him. But she agreed that “the whole world was getting a little weird,” citing the election of a “fascist” president-elect in Argentina.

“I worry about this country very, very much. I feel that we’re in a lot of trouble here,” Behar said about the prospect of another Trump term.

Earlier this month, Behar dared Trump to “try” getting revenge on his critics if he were re-elected. “Go ahead! Try it!” she said on-air, referencing reports that Trump has an “enemies list” for his potential second term.

“Don’t his supporters see that he turns on people that are in his corner? If you dare to go against him even this much, he goes bananas on you,” Behar warned supporters.

In a November interview with Hillary Clinton, Behar continued to insist that Clinton won the 2016 election—before awkwardly backtracking. “I don’t want the impression to be made that I didn’t accept the results of the Trump administration win,” she said, blaming her issue with the results on her opposition to the Electoral College system.