The co-hosts of ABC’s “The View” had another heated discussion over who was to blame for the whole Jim Acosta versus President Donald Trump incident that happened at a White House press briefing on Wednesday.
For those not in the know, CNN’s Jim Acosta was accused of assaulting a White House staffer who attempted to take his microphone away during an intense moment between Acosta and President Trump.
See for yourself in the video below:
The co-hosts of “The View” put in their two cents of what they thought of the whole incident.
Abby Huntsman thought that “the country should be ashamed watching that,” but that Acosta shouldn’t be accused of assault.
“Watching it yesterday, I was frustrated,” Huntsman said. “I saw it from both ends and I was mad. It’s embarrassing for our country.”
Joy Behar claimed that it was all a diversion to distract us all from the Democrats retaking the House, Jeff Sessions forceful resignation as Attorney General, and other Trump Administration-related news.
Meghan McCain agreed with Behar, saying, “That’s not wrong,” but criticized Acosta for “grandstanding” and saying it was inappropriate of him to push away the White House staffer.
McCain also said that if all the roles were reversed and an Obama White House staffer snatched away the microphone from a disruptive conservative journalist, the left would choose the side of the staffer and blame the journalist just like the White House today has done with Acosta.
Sunny Hostin chimed in saying that it was “despicable” for White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to try and frame Acosta for assault.
Watch their full discussion in the video below:
Meanwhile, on Fox News Thursday morning, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway accused CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta of “swiping away” at a “young woman” who attempted to take his microphone away during a verbal altercation with President Donald Trump on Wednesday.
“She was just doing her job, which was to reclaim the microphone that belongs to the federal government, and hand it to the next reporter,” Conway said.
“Obviously, I don’t think anybody should have, any young woman, particularly, should have swiping away at them, grabbing the microphone back,” she added. “That’s very unfortunate. I have talked to that young woman, she is very brave and just doing her job.”
See her full interview in the video below: