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Joy Behar Has Not Learned Her Lesson: Unfairly Goes After Melania Trump

Co-host of 'The View' recently apologized for slamming Christians — now she's harshly targeting the first lady

“Joy Behar is like a firehose of left-wing nonsense that you can’t shut off,” Fox News host Laura Ingraham said Wednesday night on “The Ingraham Angle.”

She was referring to Behar’s often-controversial and regularly uttered political statements. Behar continued with her political controversy recently when she criticized first lady Melania Trump.

Behar said that in the midst of the allegations that President Donald Trump may have had an affair with adult film actress Stormy Daniels, Melania Trump did not deserve sympathy.

“We can’t really like her 100 percent because she is a birther like her husband,” Behar said during ABC’s “The View” on Wednesday. “I interviewed her on my HLN [cable] show and we made news on that because I asked her, ‘Do you think Obama was born in this country?'”

Behar continued by saying that Melania had claimed that Obama “was not born in this country. So she’s on the same page as him [President Donald Trump] on a lot of issues, so she’s not off the hook.”

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During a 2011 interview with Behar, Melania Trump actually said, “It’s not only Donald who wants to see [Obama’s birth certificate]; it’s [the] American people who voted for him and who didn’t vote for him. They want to see that.”

Ingraham took issue with Behar’s coarse assessment of that interview, saying it’s not a great idea to judge a person’s worth by her views alone.

“In Joy’s twisted view, expressing political views in the past prevents you from getting an ounce of empathy in the present,” Ingraham said. “This is political hatred by association.”

Just because Melania Trump is married to the president does not mean Behar should be rude to her, Ingraham also said.

“If you want to hit people on their public policy pronouncements, Joy, have at it,” Ingraham added. “But to crucify them for their last name is neither fair nor joyful.”

What’s clear is that Behar has learned little after she was forced to apologize on the air to Christians for her recent comments against them — and against Vice President Mike Pence, to whom Behar also apologized.

Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday, ESPN, and other outlets. 

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Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday, ESPN, and other outlets.

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