The November General Election is right around the corner and will be here before we know it.
While it’s not definitive who the Democratic nominee is – although, following the Nevada Caucus win it seems like Sen. Bernie Sanders is the favorite – they’ll stop attacking each other and focus on brutalizing President Trump.
But television personalities won’t give up trying to perpetuate negative ideas about Trump and what Joy Behar said about him is even more awful than anything she has said before.
Co-host of ABC’s “The View,” Joy Behar, has been spewing anti-President Trump vitriol for the last four years. It seems like her comments have escalated over the years too.
Her hatred for Trump and his administration is unsurprising obviously because she’s a self-proclaimed Democratic socialist. And she once called herself the “poster child” for Democratic socialism.
She said, “I am the poster child for what they call Democratic socialism. Unemployment insurance saved me many times. I’ve been fired several times.”
Behar being “fired several times” was the least shocking comment she’s ever made.
She added, “I went to college for free. I have a master’s degree that they paid for, Now, that’s what Democratic socialism is. It’s not that the government is going to own all of the industries.”
Her naivety and tone-deafness know no bounds.
She has said some truly ludicrous stuff about Trump over the years but last Wednesday following President Trump commuting the prison sentence of former Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, she said, “In Trump’s world criminals go free, and children get locked up in cages. Just let that sink in.”
There’s a lot to unpack about that statement.
Blagojevich was impeached, removed from office, and in April 2009 was indicted by a federal grand jury on attempts related to selling the recently vacated seat of President-elect Barack Obama.
In December 2011, Blagojevich was convicted and sentenced to 14 years in prison. He reported in 2012, which would make it just shy of 8 years he spent in prison for his actions. That is a long time to spend in a box for trying – he didn’t succeed – to sell a Senate seat.
Trump even called Blagojevich’s statement “unfair” in 2018 when he pardoned commentator and documentarian Dinesh D’Souza in 2018 and was considering pardoning Martha Stewart as well.
Behar added, “[Trump is] like Oprah now. ‘You get a pardon, and you get a pardon, and you get a pardon.’”
But that’s not true because commuting a sentence and pardoning are two separate things. One is fast-tracking the sentence, recognizing the guilt, while the other is absolving them of guilt. There’s a distinction there.
Following commuting his 14-year sentence, Trump said of Blagojevich, “I don’t know him very well, I’ve met him a couple of times, he was on for a short time on ‘The Apprentice’ years ago, seemed like a very nice person, don’t know him, but he served eight years in jail, there’s a long time to go.”
After his prison release, the former Democratic governor was grateful to Trump and even called himself a “Trump-ocrat” to reporters. He also endorsed Trump for the November election too.
Granted, Trump doesn’t exactly need his support but there are worse felons who serve less time that what Blagojevich was sentenced to.