In a recent episode of “The View,” the hosts talked about the indictment of former President Donald Trump. The discussion touched on important issues such as accountability for public figures and the potential impact on Trump’s family, including his grandchildren who may see unflattering images of their loved ones – which many viewed as a strange point to make, showing their contempt for the former President.
Celebrating the Law
During the discussion on “The View,” Joy Behar, one of the co-hosts, referred to the indictment as a significant moment for justice. The other hosts shared her sentiments, with Sunny Hostin, a former federal prosecutor, emphasizing that no one, not even the president, is above the law. Hostin further explained the gravity of the allegations against Trump and the necessity for prosecution.
Joking About Mugshots
Co-host Ana Navarro added some levity to the conversation by joking about the possibility of Trump’s grandchildren comparing mugshots. She suggested that the children of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner could choose which “mugshot” they liked better from their grandfathers, Donald Trump and Charlie Kushner. Navarro also noted that Trump couldn’t pardon himself from a state crime, a point that Hostin emphasized as well.
Co-host Sara Haines expressed her satisfaction with the indictment, saying that Trump had been able to get away with too much for too long. Haines cited Trump’s infamous remarks in 2016 that he could “shoot someone” on 5th Avenue in New York and not lose any support. She felt that it was important for public figures to be held accountable for their actions, no matter how powerful they may be, however, her opinion would have likely ben radically different if Hillary Clinton had been locked up for Benghazi or her email situation.
Hostin later mentioned that the same judge, Juan Merchan, who presided over the Trump Organization’s tax fraud trial would oversee the ex-president’s criminal proceedings as well. Trump has publicly criticized the judge on his social media site, Truth Social, stating that Merchan “HATES ME.” The hosts acknowledged the potential for the trial to become politicized due to Trump’s comments – ignoring the fact that people have rational opinions about non-establishment political figures potentially facing legal issues for minor alleged offenses.