Joy Behar just admitted President Donald Trump was right about something when he said that Republican Sen. Jeff Flake decided not to run again because he would lose.
The comment came during a panel discussion Monday on “The View” when the ladies asked the Arizona senator why he was leaving and not staying to “fight the fight.” (RELATED: ‘The View’ Blasts Kevin Spacey For Tying Homosexuality To Pedophilia)
“I felt that I could not run the kind of race that I would need to run to be competitive,” Flake explained. “I could not speak out as I am now and as I have been over the past several months. There is no way you can become competitive in a Republican primary and particularly in a state like Arizona right now if you don’t agree with the president’s position or if you don’t condone his behavior.”
“So in other words Trump is right when he says and tweeted that the reason you dropped out of the senate race is that you had a zero chance of winning,” Behar shared. “That you had an 18 percent approval rating. So, if you had a better chance of winning would you have stayed?”
“If I could have run the kind of race that I’m used to running, if I could tell the truth,” Flake responded.
“So you couldn’t win with that,” Behar interjected.
“No, you’ve can’t win a Republican primary right now if you’re willing stand up and say ‘this is not right, this is not normal,'” the senator said. “In Arizona and other places as well. It is not normal to have a president come out like he did on Friday and try to direct the FBI and federal agencies to go out after former political opponents. That’s not normal and we shouldn’t condone it.”
“It’s become an us versus them,” he added. “There is such still visceral hatred for the Clintons or the Obamas that ‘we’re not them’ and if you say anything disparaging about the president or you don’t condone every bit of behavior then ‘you’re with them.'”
“The reason Flake and Corker dropped out of the Senate race is very simple, they had zero chance of being elected. Now act so hurt & wounded,” Trump tweeted in response to news that Flake and Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker weren’t seeking re-election
The reason Flake and Corker dropped out of the Senate race is very simple, they had zero chance of being elected. Now act so hurt & wounded!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 25, 2017