Sunny Hostin defended Michelle Wolf’s performance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and attacked President Donald Trump supporters for being offended on Monday.
The comments came during a panel discussion led by Whoopi Goldberg Monday on “The View” over calls to end the WHCD following Wolf’s performance Saturday when she attacked Sarah Sanders, Kellyanne Conway and joked about abortion.
Hostin defended Wolf, saying that she was there and people in the room were laughing at her jokes.
“If you read it or see it, everything she said was based in truth and facts” Hostin claimed. “And perhaps that’s not what they like.”
Ann Navarro then said she always thinks the jokes at the WHCD are “in bad taste,” but can’t get past the “hypocrisy.”
“The second issue though to me is the hypocrisy,” Navarro said. “The hypocrisy of people who today are clutching their pearls.”
“They are talking about vulgarity. The people in the administration. And how can you work for Trump and be offended by vulgarity,” Hostin replied. “I mean that’s what’s happening..come on.”
“Listen I congratulate Michelle Wolf, because she was able to do something that nobody else has been able to do, get Trump supporters on TV yesterday and today standing up for women who are getting offended and insulted over their looks,” Navarro shared.
“Yes, I have to say, you know I was — I — I chuckled a lot because I thought ‘seriously, guys, this ..now you’re pissed off,” Goldberg responded. “This is what offends you?’ So, it’s good to know we found the thing that will make you cringe. But, you know, as long as the gentlemen sit there and allow these remarks to be about all kinds of women, you can’t be surprised. you can’t suddenly be shocked that now we’re taking the jokes and we’re sort of reflecting them back.”
The hosts then went to break and when they came back to talk about Trump’s rally in Michigan Saturday, Navarro wasn’t done attacking the president.
“So, if we are going to have real conversation about the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, about the tenor of what happened there, about the tone, about civility, we also have got to condemn and look at what he’s [Trump] doing,” Navarro explained. “Because you see, I can’t bring myself to hold a comedian for one night to a higher standard than we hold the President of the United States for his entire term.”
“What I was saying during the break it’s relevant to what you’re saying. I was saying if you are really powerful in this country, as he is, you get away with anything,” Behar responded.