“The View’s” Joy Behar took issue with GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Tuesday for saying that Melissa Benoist, the star of CBS’ “Supergirl,” was “pretty hot” in a recent interview.
“He’s running for president. He’s objectifying women,” she said. “These people are supposed to have a certain amount of decorum … Stop talking about women’s looks all the time. That’s what I don’t like.”
The comment came during a discussion on Bush’s statements about his demonization at the hands of his opponents in the Republican presidential nomination race. “Trump said that he has low energy,” co-host Behar piled on. “That’s demonizing? Come on.”
The “low energy” comment, of course, came compliments of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, whom co-host Michelle Collins likened to a certain comic book supervillain.
“Trump comes out there, and I’ve said it before, like Penguin and Batman,” Collins said. “He comes out like a cartoon character. Did you see him at that speech where he was slumped over the podium? I was like, ‘Would someone charge his batteries for God’s sake?'”
Collins also called out Behar after her criticism of Bush for previously saying she was “aroused” by Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.
“Joy, you objectified Bernie yesterday, that big old hunk of man,” Collins said.
“I said ‘I’m aroused by him,”’ Behar replied. “I didn’t say ‘He’s hot. I said ‘I’m hot for him.’ It’s different.”
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg tried to sober up the conversation.
“Maybe [Bush’s] point is, ‘I don’t want to sling mud and I don’t want it slung at me. I want to talk about what’s real,'” she said. “If that’s what you’re saying, Jeb, I want to see that more, too.”