Donald Trump’s presidency sparked a shock wave of violence, in response to the ladies of “The View.”
Following the stunning assault of comic Dave Chappelle on Tuesday, host Sunny Hostin blamed Trump because the catalyst behind a spate of brazen assaults, claiming that he “released some incivility” throughout the nation.
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg prompted Hostin’s accusation throughout Wednesday’s episode, asking “The View” panel, “What do you think is happening? I mean, it’s happening on airplanes, it’s happening on street corners.”
Responding to Goldberg, Joy Behar first launched a litany of amplifying components: “The pandemic, the opioid crisis, the fact that Trump was out there saying things like, ‘Just knock the hell out of them. I promise you I’ll pay for the legal fees,’ when he had a heckler.”
She was possible referring to a 2016 Trump rally in Iowa, by which the candidate urged constituents to be on the defensive — and the offensive.
“So if you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of ’em … I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees. I promise,” Trump stated on the time.
Behar added that the second Will Smith slapped Oscars presenter Chris Rock onstage “was the pièce de résistance, if you will.”
However, Lindsey Granger — a visitor co-host on the ABC speak present — rebuffed Behar, insisting, “This is not a political thing. Come on.”
“I know you want to wrap it all into politics — this is really about security,” Granger added. She additional elaborated that there was nothing “particularly right-leaning” about Smith’s slap through the March 27 ceremony.
“It didn’t happen before,” Behar shrugged.
“I do think Trump unleashed some incivility, at least, in our country,” Hostin supplied.
Circling again to Chappelle, Granger maintained that nobody is aware of something in regards to the attacker’s motivations.
Behar concluded the trade by noting a “certain amount of impulse control lacking in the population these days.”
Chappelle was not severely injured — nor notably rattled, apparently — after a person rushed the 48-year-old entertainer throughout his set on the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Police reported that the suspect in custody, Isaiah Lee, 23, was carrying a reproduction handgun that had a blade inside on the time.
It remains to be unclear what impressed the assault, the LAPD stated, however they discovered that the assailant, a rapper, had recorded songs in reward of “my president” Trump.