Liberal co-host of ABC’s The View said that she was “turned on” by reports of President Joe Biden abusing White House staff.
On Monday, Axios reported that while the president is prone to whisper in public, “behind closed doors, Biden has such a quick-trigger temper that some aides try to avoid meeting alone with him.”
The outlet noted that Biden’s frequent profanity-laden outbursts include such phrases as: “God dammit, how the f**k don’t you know this?!,” “Don’t f**king bullsh*t me!” and “Get the f**k out of here!”
Behar made the cringey commentary after showing a clip of Fox News host Lisa Kennedy bizarrely having the same take.
Joy Behar says she gets turned on by Joe Biden screaming and verbally abusing his staff.
"He has dropped more f-bombs than I have," Whoopi touts.
"It's like Anger Management. He just blows off steam. It's white male privilege, it's called." – Joy pic.twitter.com/LuEYmhlvqB
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) July 11, 2023
“Swearing at people, it’s a quirk,” Kennedy said on the Monday episode of Outnumbered.
“It kind of turned me on when I heard that the president gets angry and volatile, I’m not gonna lie.”
Despite her odd fetish for Biden’s display of government employee abuse, Kennedy noted that she wasn’t pleased with his policies.
I guess Joy Behar is trying to relate to the public now…👍🤠👍 pic.twitter.com/AferZVuCZm
— @bbowden18 (@bluestown901) July 11, 2023
“I’m disappointed by just about every single thing he’s done as president,” she noted.
The View conservative co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin couldn’t hold back her laughter as she wondered “how someone being angry” could turn Kennedy on, but Behar was quick to echo the Fox News’ star’s odd attraction.
“She’s turned on by Biden’s anger,” Behar said to chuckles from the panel. “I am too. I like it.”
“I like that. I mean, he’s such a mild-mannered sweet guy,” she added.
Moderator Whoopi Goldberg disagreed. “But you know he’s not,” she disputed. “Listen, he has dropped more F-bombs than I have over the years.”
“Uncle Joe has done that,” co-host Sunny Hostin quietly agreed as she hid behind a sip of coffee.
“I mean, over the years we’ve heard him off-mic say stuff. He’s a regular guy,” Goldberg ranted on.
“I don’t know what she’s talking about. She doesn’t like this. She doesn’t like that.”
Behar said that she didn’t think Biden needed “anger management,” but claimed it was his “white male privilege” way of expressing himself.
Every time I see that picture of Joy Behar I think about the cat from the cat meme. pic.twitter.com/C1iz1rDp2A
— MAK (@The_Cling_On) December 7, 2019
“He just blows off steam, his white male privilege it’s called,” she commented. “Imagine if it’s a woman or a black guy doing that, not allowed.”
On Monday, the daytime talk show hosts were quick to defend Biden against New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd’s criticism of his refusal to acknowledge Hunter Biden’s 4-year-old daughter Navy Jean Roberts, who he had with former stripper Lunden Roberts.
Dowd accused Biden of “callously scarring” the child by omitting her existence when he refers to his “six grandchildren” in speeches.
Goldberg defended that Dowd should be “kvetching” at Hunter, who is the father. “It’s not the president’s baby,” she pointed out.
Co-host Anna Navarro said she agrees completely, and blames Hunter for abandoning the girl. “It’s very hard for Joe Biden to be a grandfather to the child if his son is not being a father.”
Navarro claimed that that the “right wing and MAGA world” has “weaponized” Hunter against the president.
The View defends President Biden ignoring his 7th grandchild.
"It's not [Joe's] baby." -Whoopie
"It's very hard for Joe Biden to be a grandfather to the child if his son is not being a father." – Navarro
Navarro whines that "the right-wing … has decided to weaponize Hunter…" pic.twitter.com/rI7JHMOTY6
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) July 10, 2023
Goldberg believes that Dowd, who works for a notoriously liberal publication, should “find something else to write about” that doesn’t involve the first family.
“I just, I’m sorry. You know, these things are — for me, when you start talking about people’s families, and what they’re doing, for me, I find it unnecessary,” she remarked.
“This is not anybody’s business. Nobody needed to know about this. This was private.”
Farrah Griffin pointed out that The View panelists wouldn’t have a problem discussing a “private” matter if it involved the former president.
If it was Trump we would talk about it,” she recognized. “If Trump had a grand kid he wasn’t acknowledging.”
Sarah Haines couldn’t resist a jab and shot, “He probably does.”