'View' Hosts Trash 'Hypocrite' Mike Pence for Not Giving North Korea Due ‘Respect’ at Olympics

NewsBusters | 2/12/2018 | Staff
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Monday on ABC’s The View, liberal co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin and Joy Behar called Vice President Mike Pence a hypocrite for sitting down while North Korean athletes marched into the stadium at the Olympic Games this weekend. Whoopi complained that Pence didn’t not show North Korea their due “respect,” while Hostin compared Pence’s actions to the NFL anthem protests.

After explaining what Pence did, co-host Sunny Hostin sneered that Pence was being a hypocrite, since he famously walked out of a football game last year after NFL players kneeled during the National Anthem.

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“I thought that Mike Pence said that it was inappropriate to make political statements at sporting events?” Hostin said sarcastically. “Wasn't he that guy who walked out of the football game because people were kneeling and not standing?” she added, condescendingly.

Playing devil’s advocate, Behar claimed Pence would say this was different because it wasn’t in the United States. “In their own country is what he would say to that,” Behar offered.

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“But he's representing the United States of America isn't he?” Hostin snarked.

Whoopi took Hostin’s approach one step further, saying that the U.S. had to be “respectful” to North Korea.

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“We have to be respectful because what we do know about politicians is they end up sitting with people that you and I say well, why are they sitting with them? So if you're in Korea, you need to stand up. You need to stand up and show respect!” she argued.

After the table briefly talked about how both Koreas joined together to march under the unification flag, Whoopi charged the VP for not recognizing that action as a “good thing,” again urging the U.S. to “respect” the totalitarian regime.

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“He should have given enough -- had enough respect to say you know what, maybe they are doing a good thing for...
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