Joy Behar Calls Trump A ‘Domestic Terrorist’ — Takes It Back After Whoopi Issues Warning

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Joy Behar called President Donald Trump a “domestic terrorist” Thursday, only to quickly walk back her claim after cohost Whoopi Goldberg gave her an out.

Behar made the claim on Thursday’s “The View” on ABC, responding to Trump’s claim that the people who had created the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone in Seattle were “domestic terrorists.” (RELATED: ‘You’re Not Welcome To Your Own Set Of Facts’: Chris Christie Spars With Joy Behar Over Reopening)


President Trump responded to chaos in Seattle by tweeting, “Domestic Terrorists have taken over Seattle, run by Radical Left Democrats, of course. LAW & ORDER!”

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan shot back, “Make us all safe. Go back to your bunker.”

“Do you think he’s helping at all?” Goldberg asked. “Joy?”

“He doesn’t help anything,” Behar replied. “As a matter of fact, he has the nerve to call anybody a domestic terrorist. He’s the domestic terrorist. He’s the one who’s been impeached for obstructing justice in this country.”

Behar then listed the Trump associates who were serving time, adding, “He’s worried about people in Seattle. By the way, if he wants to do something about Seattle, somebody better show him where it is on the map. I doubt that he even knows where it is. Get back in your bunker. Get back in the bunker.”

Sunny Hostin weighed in then, saying that she believed Trump was only using the term in order to justify possibly bringing in military force.

“I think it’s really a shocking description of Americans exercising their constitutional rights, and I think people should be very fearful of that,” Hostin explained.

Goldberg turned back to Behar, prodding her to either walk back or clarify her earlier claim. “Joy, I need you to clear up one thing. You were not calling the president a domestic terrorist. You were just saying that his take on this is a little crazier than you thought. Is that right?” Goldberg asked.

Behar seemed uncertain, but she accepted Goldberg’s prompt. “Um, yeah. I guess. I’m not calling anybody names like he does. It’s just that it seems ironic … I’ll get in trouble for calling him a domestic terrorist, but he won’t get in trouble for calling innocent people domestic terrorists. That’s the irony of this situation. So I take it back. I take it back.”