• Christian Cooper ‘Uncomfortable’ That White Woman Who Called the Cops on Him Lost Her Job
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    Christian Cooper ‘Uncomfortable’ That White Woman Who Called the Cops on Him Lost Her Job

    Christian Cooper, who took a video of a white woman appearing to call the cops on him in Central Park, appeared on “The View” Thursday to discuss the reaction to his video, saying he’s been “uncomfortable” with some of the fallout. Amy Cooper has lost her job and her dog and has been receiving death threats.“First of all, about the death threats: I’ve been unequivocal about that ever since I found out she was getting them. It’s abhorrent and it’s contrary. If you think what she did was wrong — that she was trying to bring death by cop down on my head — then there is absolutely no way you can justify then turning around and putting a death threat on her head. So that’s got to stop. That’s not acceptable. Everything else that’s happened to her — I don’t — I’m uncomfortable with defining someone by a couple of seconds of what they’ve done,” Cooper said.He went on to call it a “stressful situation” and “moment of very poor judgement,” though he pointed out “there is no excusing that it was a racist act.”Also Read: Trump Retweets Video of Supporter Saying 'The Only Good Democrat is a Dead Democrat'The clip was posted on Twitter Monday by Cooper’s sister, who also appeared on “The View.” She wrote in the post, “Oh, when Karens take a walk with their dogs off leash in the famous Bramble in NY’s Central Park, where it is clearly posted on signs that dogs MUST be leashed at all times, and someone like my brother (an avid birder) politely asks her to put her dog on the leash.”In the clip, the woman is seen threatening to call the cops on Cooper while holding her dog by the collar. She places a phone call and repeatedly identifies Cooper, a Harvard graduate and NYC Audubon Society board member, as “African American.” The dog rescue from which she got her dog posted an update Monday saying she voluntarily surrendered the animal after the “concerned public” reached out to the organization. On Tuesday, her employer, Franklin Templeton, announced she had been fired from her position as a head of insurance portfolio management. She subsequently issued a public apology.“Does that define her entire life? I don’t know. Only she can tell us if that defines her entire life by what she does going forward and what she’s done in the past,” Cooper told “The View” Thursday. “I can’t answer that so the frenzy makes me uncomfortable.”Central Park birdwatcher Christian Cooper tells us even though the viral incident “was a racist act,” he’s “uncomfortable with defining someone by a couple of seconds of what they’ve done” and condemns the death threats made against her. https://t.co/6kPvPIdBL9 pic.twitter.com/vkrajmTHrn— The View (@TheView) May 28, 2020Read original story Christian Cooper ‘Uncomfortable’ That White Woman Who Called the Cops on Him Lost Her Job At TheWrap

  • Whoopi Goldberg to Bernie Sanders: ‘Can You Explain Why You’re Still in the Race?’
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    Whoopi Goldberg to Bernie Sanders: ‘Can You Explain Why You’re Still in the Race?’

    On Wednesday afternoon’s episode of “The View,” host Whoopi Goldberg pressed presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on why he remains in the race against former vice president Joe Biden.“I’m told that you intend to stay in this race because you believe there is a path to victory. I want to know what that path is because this feels a little bit like it did when you didn’t come out when Hillary Clinton was clearly the person folks were going for. So, can you explain why you’re still in the race and what this path is that you see?” the ABC host asked while broadcasting live from her own home, which she began doing in mid-March as the coronavirus spread through the country.Also Read: Sanders Wants to Delay April 7 Wisconsin Primary, Calls Situation 'Dangerous' (Video)Sanders, also calling into the show from his home, told Goldberg that when Clinton became the Democratic nominee in 2016, he “worked as hard as (he) could” to get her elected and Goldberg demurred, saying that while that was true, she felt it took him a “very long time to hop in.”When Sanders said he didn’t “accept that characterization,” she interrupted to ask, again, why he is staying in the race.“People have a right, last I heard, people in a democracy have a right to vote and they have a right to vote for the agenda that they think can work for America, especially in this very very difficult moment,” he countered. “We are assessing our campaign, as a matter of fact, where we want to go forward, but people in a democracy do have a right to vote and right now, in this unprecedented moment in American history, I think we need to have a very serious discussion about how they go forward.”In another interview conducted from his home Wednesday, the senator expanded on his position that Wisconsin’s April 7 primary should be delayed and voting should be done by mail-in ballots to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell.Read original story Whoopi Goldberg to Bernie Sanders: ‘Can You Explain Why You’re Still in the Race?’ At TheWrap

  • Meghan McCain Annihilates GOP Congressional Candidate for Mansplaining Her ‘Political Identity’
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    Meghan McCain Annihilates GOP Congressional Candidate for Mansplaining Her ‘Political Identity’

    “The View” co-host Meghan McCain was in a “put up your dukes” mood Saturday when a GOP congressional hopeful questioned her definition of “hardcore conservative” after she said Elizabeth Warren deserves respect for being a woman getting into the political arena who “fights as hard as” Warren did.The Twitter exchange was instigated after McCain tweeted a video clip Thursday of Warren suspending her presidential campaign.“Any woman who gets in the arena and fights as hard as Elizabeth Warren did deserves respect (and I’m a hardcore conservative),” McCain wrote. “It is not an even playing field for us against men and I hope some day it finally will be. She also skillfully nuked Bloomberg from@space in the debates.”Also Read: Meghan McCain Lashes Out at 'Cruel' Coverage of 'The View' Drama: 'We All F- Up on the Show'Saturday morning, Josh Barnett, who is running for Congress in 2020 in McCain’s home state of Arizona and a pro-Trump Republican, responded to McCain. “I think your definition of ‘hardcore conservative’ and my definition of it are not the same,” he tweeted.It took no time at all for McCain to fire back, “Yeah if sucking trumps ass every second, of every day, you’re right, I’m not.”Barnett tried to explain himself, tweeting, “What I said was not meant to be an ‘attack’ by any means. People always trying to make something out of nothing.”But McCain, in rare form, shot back again.“I think you should take a look at how you just manspalined to me my political identity,” McCain wrote. “I am a national conservative co-host of the most watched American daytime talk show. I know who I am and what I believe. I don’t know why this is so threatening to some men such as yourself.”Also Read: Meghan McCain: 'I Was Laughing My Ass Off' at NYT Presidential EndorsementJust to make sure she was perfectly clear that he was sparring with an Arizonian who, therefore, was a constituent of his, she added, “Also pro tip for you congressional race. There are a lot of conservative women like me in Arizona and across the country…”And, with that, she dropped the mic.You can read their exchange below:Any woman who gets in the arena and fights as hard as Elizabeth Warren did deserves respect (and I’m a hardcore conservative). It is not an even playing field for us against men and I hope some day it finally will be. She also skillfully nuked Bloomberg from@space in the debates. https://t.co/EVFIEbEWTI— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) March 6, 2020I think your definition of "hardcore conservative" and my definition of it are not the same…JS— Josh Barnett for Congress (AZ-07) (@BarnettforAZ) March 7, 2020Yeah if sucking trumps ass every second, of every day, you’re right, I’m not. https://t.co/XkjysAVZh5— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) March 7, 2020What I said was not meant to be an "attack" by any means. People always trying to make something out of nothing— Josh Barnett for Congress (AZ-07) (@BarnettforAZ) March 7, 2020I think you should take a look at how you just manspalined to me my political identity. I am a national conservative co-host of the most watched American daytime talk show. I know who I am and what I believe. I don’t know why this is so threatening to some men such as yourself. https://t.co/IMw1019GNH— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) March 7, 2020Also pro tip for you congressional race. There are a lot of conservative women like me in Arizona and across the country… https://t.co/IMw1019GNH— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) March 7, 2020Read original story Meghan McCain Annihilates GOP Congressional Candidate for Mansplaining Her ‘Political Identity’ At TheWrap

  • Joe Biden Responds to Rush Limbaugh: Pete Buttigieg Has ‘Courage’ and Is ‘Smart as Hell’
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    Joe Biden Responds to Rush Limbaugh: Pete Buttigieg Has ‘Courage’ and Is ‘Smart as Hell’

    During his appearance on Thursday’s episode of “The View,” Joe Biden responded to comments made by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh about Pete Buttigieg, saying that Buttigieg has “courage” and is “smart as hell.”On Wednesday, Limbaugh questioned Buttigieg’s electability on his radio show, describing the former Indiana mayor as “a 37-year-old gay guy kissing his husband on stage, next to Mr. Man, Donald Trump.”“What’s going to happen there?” Limbaugh postulated. He then prompted his audience to imagine Trump having “fun with that” during a general election battle against Buttigieg.Some, including “The View” host Joy Behar, felt Limbaugh’s “Mr. Man” comment was homophobic. During the Hot Topics section prior to Biden’s appearance, the panel reminded viewers that Buttigieg served in the military, while Limbaugh and Trump were disqualified from the draft due to medical reasons.“Pete and I are competitors, but this guy has honor, he has courage, he’s smart as hell,” Biden said of his rival. Both men are seeking the Democratic nomination for president.Also Read: Rush Limbaugh Diagnosed With Advanced Lung CancerLimbaugh’s comments came one week after he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Trump, the highest honor a civilian can be bestowed. Biden said the bestowment was “part of the depravity of this administration.”Returning to his defense of Buttigieg, Biden added: “We used to say in Claymont, Delaware, ‘He ain’t a…'” Biden trailed off. “I won’t get into it. I shouldn’t say it. I shouldn’t say it.”“We get it,” Whoopi Goldberg assured the candidate as the panelists pivoted to another topic.Watch the exchange below:.@JoeBiden reacts to Rush Limbaugh questioning Pete Buttigieg’s electability because of his sexuality: “Pete and I are competitors, but this guy has honor, he has courage, he’s smart as hell.” https://t.co/f8u2wbJuik pic.twitter.com/1ohsu7Wdpu\- The View (@TheView) February 13, 2020Read original story Joe Biden Responds to Rush Limbaugh: Pete Buttigieg Has ‘Courage’ and Is ‘Smart as Hell’ At TheWrap

  • Meghan McCain Lashes Out at ‘Cruel’ Coverage of ‘The View’ Drama: ‘We All F– Up on the Show’
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    Meghan McCain Lashes Out at ‘Cruel’ Coverage of ‘The View’ Drama: ‘We All F– Up on the Show’

    During a chat with Andy Cohen on Wednesday’s “Watch What Happens Live,” Meghan McCain criticized media coverage of inter-host drama on “The View,” and called Whoopi Goldberg her “anchor” at the show.“It’s really cruel,” she said of the way she sees the media handling her “very small fight” with former co-host Abby Huntsman, who stepped down from the show a few weeks ago. McCain insisted the two are very good friends to this day and that she found it “bizarre” to see a single fight, which she admitted did happen, blown up publicly and “weaponized” by the media.McCain also downplayed the fight with Huntsman, a fellow conservative, and the reports that she was going to leave the show before Huntsman did. McCain assured Cohen if she had plans to leave the ABC show, she wouldn’t be cryptic about it, so Cohen moved on to the next headline-making fight she had on the show: The time Goldberg said to her in December, “Girl, please stop talking.”Also Read: Watch Whoopi Goldberg and Meghan McCain Make Nice After 'The View' Spat: 'Things Get Heated on This Show'“It was rough and I will say that she was having a bad day and we talked about it that night and the next day. It’s live TV and it’s really intense, stressful times for everyone. I adore her. She apologized off-air. She apologized on-air. We all f–k up on the show. It’s live. It’s everyday. I forgive her and I love her,” McCain explained.“If she leaves, I go. Like, Whoopi is the anchor of the show and my life there and she always picks us up if we’re down,” she added.Read original story Meghan McCain Lashes Out at ‘Cruel’ Coverage of ‘The View’ Drama: ‘We All F– Up on the Show’ At TheWrap

  • Meghan McCain: ‘I Was Laughing My Ass Off’ at NYT Presidential Endorsement
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    Meghan McCain: ‘I Was Laughing My Ass Off’ at NYT Presidential Endorsement

    Meghan McCain says she reacted to the New York Times editorial board’s dual endorsement of senators Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar by “laughing my ass off.”“First of all, you’re endorsing two women with two completely ideologically different views on their platforms,” “The View” co-host said on the show Tuesday, before adding that everyone will have to “choose one” of the two very different candidates.“This is not how this works,” continued McCain, who worked on her father’s John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. “Also, on the final point of this, you chose both of the women. Just say, ‘I want a woman. I don’t really care about politics. I don’t care about anything else.’ Just double down on identity politics.”Also Read: New York Times Endorses Both Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren for 2020 Democratic PrimaryShe called the two-way endorsement a “huge act of cowardice” and noted she didn’t expect much else from a “garbage publication.” That caused co-host Joy Behar to chime in, arguing she didn’t agree the Times is a “garbage publication.”“It is now,” McCain said, but Behar cautioned against condemning the whole newspaper for “one incident.”The Times’ editorial board put all pre-endorsement presidential candidate interviews on the record for the first time ahead of the big double endorsement. Last week, deputy editorial page editor Kathleen Kingsbury announced the intention to make it the “most transparent” endorsement in the editorial board’s history.‘NY TIMES’ ENDORSES WARREN, KLOBUCHAR: After ‘The New York Times’ editorial board broke tradition by endorsing two presidential candidates, the co-hosts question if they made the right decision. https://t.co/1091s9WYqN pic.twitter.com/kzHKtIjkRE\- The View (@TheView) January 21, 2020Read original story Meghan McCain: ‘I Was Laughing My Ass Off’ at NYT Presidential Endorsement At TheWrap

  • Donald Trump Jr Appearance Propels ‘The View’ to Largest Audience in More Than 6 Months
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    Donald Trump Jr Appearance Propels ‘The View’ to Largest Audience in More Than 6 Months

    Donald Trump Jr.’s recent appearance on “The View” is still providing fireworks. Thursday’s episode led the ABC daytime talk show to its most-watched week in more than six months.“The View” averaged 2.689 million total viewers last week, according to Nielsen. That was 6% better than the prior week and a new season-high.Trump Jr.’s episode itself was the show’s most-watched in more than six months, with 3.021 million viewers. In addition to Trump Jr. as a special attraction, “The View” also celebrated its 5,000th episode that day.Also Read: Donald Trump Jr. vs 'The View': 5 Most Heated Moments in Daytime ShowdownThe most recent episode of “The View” to reach a larger TV audience than Trump Jr.’s came on April 26, 2019, which was Joe Biden’s first appearance since he announced intentions to run for president in 2020. (Yes, against Donald Trump Sr.)That same week was the last to draw more eyeballs than this one.Last week, “The View” averaged 380,000 women 25-54, which is its key demographic. Among women 18-49, “The View” brought in 275,000 viewers.Also Read: That Time Joy Behar Wore 'Darker' Makeup to Dress as a 'Beautiful African Woman' in the '70s (Video)Season-to-date, “The View” ranks fourth out of 21 syndicated daytime talk shows and news programs. Its 2.590 million viewer average is behind only “Dr. Phil” (3.452 million), “Live With Kelly and Ryan” (2.722 million) and “Ellen” (2.668 million).All numbers in this story come from Nielsen’s Live + Same Day ratings metric.Read original story Donald Trump Jr Appearance Propels ‘The View’ to Largest Audience in More Than 6 Months At TheWrap

  • 'The View' Co-Host Abby Huntsman Welcomes Twins
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    'The View' Co-Host Abby Huntsman Welcomes Twins

    The couple is already parents to 18-month-old daughter Isabel.