Melania Trump deserves no sympathy during scandals concerning the Trump administration because she is a birther, according to The View co-host Joy Behar.
The comments were made on Wednesday’s broadcast of the show while the panel was discussing the recent scandal involving Donald Trump and porn star Stormy Daniels. Daniels and the president are engaged in a current legal battle over an alleged affair.
The segment opened with the hosts roundly supporting Melania Trump and what she may be going through with her husband, saying the matter should be kept private.
The panel called the First Lady “lovely” and “a very nice human being” and a “very good mom” before Behar jumped in to call Melania a “birther.”
“We can’t really like her 100 percent because she is a birther like her husband,” Behar bemoaned. “I interviewed her on my HLN show and we made news on that because I asked her, ‘Do you think Obama was born in this country?'”
Behar claimed that Melania said Obama “was not born in this country. So she’s on the same page as him on a lot of issues, so she’s not off the hook.”
In an interview with Melania in 2011, Behar asked about Obama’s birth certificate and if Trump asked to see Melania’s birth certificate.
Melania said she has a birth certificate from Slovenia that she had to produce upon becoming an American citizen. Melania asked, “Do you want to see Obama’s birth certificate or not?”
“It’s not only Donald who wants to see [Obama’s birth certificate],” Melania responded. “Its American people who voted for him and who didn’t vote for him. They want to see that.” Behar noted that Obama released his certificate of live birth and Melania said “We feel it’s different than a birth certificate.”
Here is the clip of the interview:
In April 2011, President Barack Obama released a copy of his long form birth certificate issued by the state of Hawaii.
The panel ended with Whoopi Goldberg saying “This is not about [Trump’s] personal life. What we are talking about here is that a porn star has more credibility than the United States of America president.”