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Joy Behar Adds Fuel to the Fire, Insults Melania Trump and Her Home Country

Comedian even suggests altering Michelle Obama's advice — 'When they go low, we should go lower'

ABC’s “The View” co-host and comedian Joy Behar belittled first lady Melania Trump on CNN’s “Van Jones Show,” saying on Saturday that before she met now-husband president Donald Trump, she was “in Slovenia doing nothing.”

Host Van Jones, greeting Behar with kisses on the cheek and clearly thrilled to have her, called Behar “amazing” and an “icon.”

Behar told Jones that when she worked at HLN, Melania Trump had come on her show “to hawk her jewelry.”

She referred to that show as “famous” — has anyone actually heard of this? — because it was the “only place that she really showed her true colors.”

“She believed in birtherism just like her husband,” said Behar to a serious Jones — who nodded in agreement.

Jones then asked Behar if she thought Melania Trump was “trapped in this marriage.”

Behar replied, “She is now enjoying the fruits of the American country,” adding that Melania’s parents are now “enjoying chain migration.”

“Why shouldn’t she go along with it?” asked Behar. “She was in Slovenia doing nothing. I don’t know what she was doing there. What was she doing there?”

Jones interjected that the then-future wife of the president of the United States was working professionally as a model.

But Jones then transitioned away from the discussion about Melania Trump — heaping effusive praise on former President Barack Obama, whose recent speech, in Jones’ estimation, was an example of “going high,” a reference to former first lady Michelle Obama’s words of advice.

In a moment of naked honesty, Behar then remarked, half laughing, “I say when they go low, we should go lower.”

Perhaps feeling more gracious at the beginning of the segment, Behar had praised co-host Meghan McCain, daughter of the recently deceased Sen. John McCain of Arizona.

She then said Trump “believes only in himself. ‘God bless Donald Trump’ is where he’s at,” she added.

She mentioned that she had attended the funeral, calling it a “remarkable event,” and heaped additional accolades on Meghan McCain’s controversial eulogy.

The graciousness did not last long, though, before the comedian launched into an anti-Trump diatribe.

She marveled at standing near former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton and singing “God Bless America” at the McCain funeral, calling them “patriotic Americans” who “believe in the country.”

She then said Trump “believes only in himself. ‘God bless Donald Trump’ is where he’s at,” she added.

“We’ve lost that whole feeling of the great country because of [Donald Trump], and I resent it.”

Michele Blood is a Flemington, New Jersey-based freelance writer and a regular contributor to LifeZette.