‘The View’s’ Sherri Shepherd on Donald Trump: ‘Decide If You’re Running for President or You’re an Entertainer’

The co-host says the GOP frontrunner can’t just wiggle out of controversial statements he made on his TV show

Last Updated: September 11, 2015 @ 10:13 AM

Donald Trump may stir up a media frenzy with his every move on the campaign trail, but the ladies of “The View” are worried the circus is keeping potential voters from taking him seriously.

The talk show panelists piled on the GOP frontrunner on Friday during a Hot Topics segment, the day after the Republican presidential candidate called into the show.

In particular, they took issue with him calling himself an entertainer.

“He’s so much about his style, not much about his substance,” said Paula Faris. “He’s got to start digging in, he’s got to.”

“Donald, you’ve got to decide if you’re running for president or you’re an entertainer,” added Sherri Shepherd. “That’s not your get-out-of-jail-free card. The thing I like about Trump is he says who he is. So the people who are liking Donald Trump, don’t get mad if you vote for this man and then he’s going for people’s looks during negotiations and that’s all he can do.”

Michelle Collins said she herself even had time separating the two versions of Trump.

“When we spoke to him yesterday, I was like, ‘Oh, this is so fun, ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ Donald Trump, how great,'” she said. “Then he said he was antiabortion and I went, ‘Oh, right, he’s running for president, and we have to take it seriously. Look at [Arnold] Schwarzenegger, won for governor [of California, in 2003], what a joke. He won for governor, and guess what, California has no water now. These things that happen, there are consequences here.”

And the panelists worried about how Trump would look to the rest of the world.

“We’ve got to be able to trust him that he’s not going to lose his cool as well,” said Faris. “What’s he going to say when he’s talking to the leaders of the free world, like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? ‘Hey, you remember me from “The Apprentice”?’ He can’t be an entertainer anymore, he’s running for leader of the free world.”

Meanwhile, Trump’s media tour continues, with a stop by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” scheduled for Friday night.

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