Joy Behar contended that President Trump “didn’t really win” the election on Tuesday’s episode of “The View.”
The remarks came after Jedediah Bila, the show’s token “conservative,” reminded her fellow co-hosts that Trump won, and not because his supporters wanted strong policies combating global warming.
“I just wanna say one thing on climate change, because… people in this country didn’t elect Donald Trump to be a champion to fight climate change. That was not a policy issue that they believed in.”
Whoopi Goldberg countered that if a president and his supporters don’t agree with the majority of climate scientists on global warming, they should simply “leave it alone.”
Bila once again had to remind the panel that Trump’s responsibility was to the country that elected him. “He may wind up in a position where he differs with leaders on that, but leaders of other countries weren’t elected by Americans, and he won here, let’s face it. You don’t have to agree, but he won the election.”
Joy Behar, whose favorite president of all time is Barack Obama, wouldn’t concede Trump had won the election. “He didn’t really win here. He just won the electoral college. Three million people did not vote for him.” Her third statement was flat-out wrong, since almost 63 million voted for Trump in the 2016 general election, and her first showed her contempt for the current U.S. electoral system.
“He won,” Bila replied. “He won. That’s called ‘winning the election.’”
But Joy wasn’t having it. “He didn’t win,” she responded.