‘The View’ Rips Presidential Candidates’ Late-Night TV Appearances: ‘They Are Very Boring’

“Do you have to be an entertainer to be a politician?” co-host Whoopi Goldberg adds

The glut of presidential candidates appearing on late-nights shows in recent weeks has the women of “The View” scratching their heads.

“All of the candidates are trying go out of their way to show their fun side,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg said. “Do you have to be an entertainer to be a politician and is that something we’re we should be paying attention to?”

They then played clips of Hillary Clinton dancing, Marco Rubio tossing around a football, and Bill Clinton, whom Joy Joy Behar referred to as “our first black president,” playing the saxophone on “The Arsenio Hall Show” in 1992.

“But they are very boring, most of them,” Behar said. “They’re not that good at it.”

Nevertheless, co-host Michelle Collins said she was prepared to slap down her 99 cents to download the iTunes version of Carly Fiorina’s musical performance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

“I don’t think they have to do this,” co-host Paula Faris said. “But I think people actually like to see this. I don’t know how many of you like to see a different side of these politicians rather than saying the same thing.”

“If you’re going to do it, do it like Obama when he sang the Al Green,” Behar said, and then played a brief clip of the President crooning during a speech.