The hosts of “The View” called out the Republican presidential candidates for being bad Christians on Friday.
“When I hear that some of these so-called Christians want more guns, cut food stamps, don’t help the poor, poison people in the middle of the country, I say ‘Jesus couldn’t win this election,'” Joy Behar said. “Jesus himself could not win this election.”
While Candace Cameron Bure accused her of painting with a broad brush, guest co-host Sunny Hostin agreed with Behar, saying, “It’s not very Christian.”
The panel had been discussing Donald Trump’s recent conflict with Pope Francis over the Catholic leader’s statement that Trump “is not Christian” for wanting to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The hosts agreed with the Pope, whom they called “beloved,” saying that Trump’s rhetoric and policy ideas haven’t been in the spirit of Christianity. They also took aim at the GOP candidate for calling the Pope’s criticism “disgraceful.”
“I think there are Catholics and Christians that are really offended by the fact that he called His Grace ‘disgraceful,'” Sunny Hostin said, explaining that her devout Catholic mother was deeply upset by Trump talking about the Pope. “I mean, that is really significant.”
But Behar said that she didn’t think this conflict would have a negative effect on Trump in the polls, pointing out that no matter who he offends, Trump is still the frontrunner.
“We will know them by their fruit,” Bure said. “We can look at their record, their history of what they voted on, where they stood on issues, and that’s how we know a candidate’s true heart.”