‘The View’ Co-Host Joy Behar Says She Has ‘So Much In Common’ With Tucker Carlson

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Nicole Silverio Media Reporter
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“The View” co-host Joy Behar said Wednesday that she has “so much in common” with Fox News host and Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson.

Behar read a quote from Carlson’s reported text message to a Fox News executive that said he hates former President Donald Trump “passionately.”

“‘There isn’t really an upside to Trump. There’s no upside, we’re very, very close to being able to ignore him. I truly can’t wait, I actually ‘hate him passionately.’ Now you’d think those are my words, those are not my words. Those are Tucker Carlson’s words! Yes, okay? That’s Tucker … I didn’t realize I had so much in common with Tucker,” Behar said.


“Truthfully,” Behar continued. “I don’t even hate Trump passionately. I hate him dispassionately.”

The reports of the text message arose around the time Carlson began releasing 40,000 hours of footage he obtained by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy that detail the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot. He received some backlash from congressional and Senate Republicans for releasing the footage, as some of them accused him of downplaying the events that took place. (RELATED: Kevin McCarthy Says He Doesn’t ‘Regret’ Handing Over J6 Footage To Tucker Carlson)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell rebuked the release of the footage.

“With regard to the presentation on Fox News last night, I want to associate myself entirely with the opinion of the chief of Capitol Police about what happened on January 6,” McConnell said. “My concern is how it was depicted, which is a different issue. It was a mistake, in my view, for Fox News to depict this in a way that’s completely at variance with what our chief law enforcement official here at the Capitol thinks.”

U.S. Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger accused Carlson of releasing “offensive and misleading conclusions” about the riot and for making the “disturbing accusation” that deceased Capitol officer Brian Sicknick’s death had no relation to the riot. Sicknick died from natural causes after suffering two strokes, though the chief medical examiner said that “all that transpired played a role in his condition.”