“The View” host Joy Behar tore into Donald Trump on Friday over the Republican candidate’s tone-deaf “I love Hispanics” tweet from Thursday.
“Next week, he’ll be eating a falafel and claiming he loves Muslims,” Behar joked, expressing disbelief that Trump would try to use a Cinco de Mayo tweet about taco bowls to appeal to Hispanic voters.
Sunny Hostin said when she first heard about the tweet, she thought it had to have come from a parody account. “I was so shocked that he would do something like that,” she said. “I was offended.”
When the women turned to guest host Pamela Anderson for some explanation, the actress and model distanced herself from Trump, claiming her appearance at his birthday party was a work opportunity and nothing more.
“I just popped out of a cake, you never know who’s on the receiving end. It was a birthday, I was there, I got paid,” she said. And as for the photo of her giving him a kiss on the cheek: “I take it back.”
She added that “the best thing you can do for the world is stop talking about Donald Trump,” referring to the idea that part of reason for Trump’s rise in the Republican primaries was his overexposure in the media. Raven-Symoné emphatically agreed, brushing off the fact that Trump will very likely win the Republican nomination. “He’ll wither away,” she promised.
Raven-Symoné also seemed eager to give Trump a pass on the tweet. She honed in on his use of the word “Hispanics” and suggested that maybe people of his generation just “don’t know the right words to label a certain group of people.”
“What would you rather he say?” she asked.
To which Hostin provided the obvious answer: “He shouldn’t have sent it at all.”