‘I was wrong’: Joy Behar fumes at CNN for town hall ‘cult’ audience as ‘The View’ stews over Trump

There has been nonstop whining and gnashing of teeth from Democrats after former President Donald J. Trump’s epic CNN town hall performance and it was not a happy day on the set of “The View” where the ladies aired their grievances about the 2024 GOP frontrunner and a friendly audience.

While nothing will ever match the massive meltdown on the day after the 2016 election, Wednesday night’s events on the stage at New Hampshire’s Saint Anselm College drew a similar reaction from emotionally fragile leftists who were aghast at Trump’s demolition of smug moderator Kaitlan Collins who was verbally bludgeoned by the ex-POTUS and laughed at by the audience.

(Video: via NewsBusters)

On Thursday’s edition of the ABC daytime talk show, chief battle-axe Joy Behar walked back her remarks from last week when she said she was supportive of Trump’s appearance because it’s a “free country,” differing with co-host Sunny Hostin, a stance that she now regrets after he mopped the floor with Collins and humiliated her employer.

“I was wrong. She said they shouldn’t show him, and I said they should, because I’m a very big defender of the First Amendment, and I believe that everybody should show who they really are and let’s vote accordingly,” Behar said. “But what I didn’t know was that the audience would be filled with his cult. I would like to know if CNN was passing out Kool-Aid before the event started,” a reference to the infamous 1978 mass suicide of San Francisco-based leftist cult leader Jim Jones’s followers at his jungle compound at Jonestown, Guyana.

“The guy is trashing E. Jean again. I wonder if she can sue for defamation again,” she said of her nutty fellow New York City celeb who just won a court victory against Trump and who is reportedly now mulling another lawsuit as the audience applauded with their approval. “And when he was trashing her, this annoying audience was clapping.”

“Why would CNN put only Republicans and people who love him in the audience?” Behar asked. “You know, if I do a comedy show and everybody loves me, I’m going to be funnier. That’s how it works. But if you have people who don’t particularly don’t think you’re that funny, you have to work harder. Well, that’s what I saw last night. I saw a bad stand-up comedian with a bunch of people in his cult who love him. And that is not American, as far as I’m concerned. That is not American.”

“I do have to respectfully disagree. This is a democracy. 74 million people voted for me…,” interjected co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin, the former White House Director of Strategic Communications under Trump who has taken to her new surroundings like a duck to water. “74 million people voted for him. He’s the GOP frontrunner, outperforming other people by double digits.”

Then she just couldn’t resist playing the Putin card, an intellectually slothful tactic that is losing its effectiveness after years and years of use.

“And by the way, America got to see who he is last night: a ranting raving lunatic who’s siding with Vladimir Putin, said he would restart family separation. He didn’t win a single voter. That was radioactive for independents and moderates,” Griffin said, expressing wishful thinking after Trump took a flamethrower to Collins and CNN.

“It’s easy to Monday morning quarterback it, but she stood there, kept her cool, when he called her sexist things, called her a nasty woman. He lost votes last night,” Griffin added, praising the overwhelmed moderator.

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