'View' Panel Romanticizes 'Impressive' Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Trashes President Trump

NewsBusters | 4/3/2019 | Staff
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It looks like the ladies of The View have fallen in love with openly gay South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has formed an exploratory committee to run for President as a Democrat in 2020.

On Tuesday, co-host Joy Behar opened a segment by touting a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll highlighting that “a majority of Americans have...no problem with a gay candidate.” Behar then asked a follow-up question: “are they ready for a gay President?” Co-host Ana Navarro didn’t exactly answer Behar’s question but took the opportunity to go on a rant against President Trump: “I’m ready for a qualified President...[applause]...I’m ready for a President who tells the truth, I am ready for a President who does not divide the country. I am ready for a President who can speak in coherent sentences that include a verb and a noun.”

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After Behar took a veiled swipe at President Trump by describing Buttigieg as a veteran with “no bone spurs,” co-host Sunny Hostin described Buttigieg as “impressive” and talked about how she loved that he “spoke about his faith” on the show, referring to an appearance he made on the show last month where he trashed the religious right and Vice President Pence.

Even right-leaning co-host Abby Huntsman appeared to have gotten caught up in Buttigieg mania, romanticizing him as “the complete opposite of what we see right now in the White House when it comes to the way he speaks, just his calmness (and) his character.” Huntsman claimed that she told Buttigieg “I love the way that you speak and I love how you can connect to people regardless of what their political affiliation is.” Huntsman also praised Buttigieg for his efforts in “bringing this country together,” apparently forgetting that he once called his fellow hoosier Vice President Pence a “social extremist,...
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