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Don Jr jokes with Hannity about his explosive appearance on The View

Donald Trump Jr. came to the conclusion that the hosts of ABC’s The View ‘don’t like me much anymore’ after an argumentative TV appearance on Thursday. 

‘You know, every once in a while you got to try. You gotta try to speak to everyone. Hopefully they listen,’ Trump said, after Sean Hannity asked him why ‘he even bothered’ on the Hannity show the evening after the televised clash. 

‘In that case, they didn’t,’ he added, referring to his earlier appearance.  

Further to the chaos on screen, sources said The View was equally frenzied backstage.

For moral support, the younger Trump dragged some of his millionaire donor friends along, who caused a fracas when they refused to sit next to each other. 

Trump Jr appeared later that day on the Hannity show where he was questioned why ‘he even bothered’ to appear on The View

Sources said that Trump smuggled the seven on-side donors – kitted out with MAGA hats – into the audience, knowing that he needed some support for what he expected to be a challenging TV appearance. 

His guests were let in to the studio before the general audience but security was called when they refused to sit near each other. 

A show source told PageSix: ‘When we were loading in the rest of the audience, they wouldn’t stay in their seats and security had to assist so we could load in the rest of the audience. 

Far from a united display of encouragement, the guests were split between two sides of the audience, the unnamed source added. 

Pictured: Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle appeared today, Thursday, November 7, 2019 on ABC's 'The View,' as the show celebrated its 5,000th episode. Donald Trump Jr. has come to the conclusion that the hosts of ABC's The View 'don't like him any more' after his controversial TV appearance on Thursday

Pictured: Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle appeared today, Thursday, November 7, 2019 on ABC’s ‘The View,’ as the show celebrated its 5,000th episode. Donald Trump Jr. has come to the conclusion that the hosts of ABC’s The View ‘don’t like him any more’ after his controversial TV appearance on Thursday 

Pictured: a general audience shot for The View on ABC. Sources said that Trump smuggled the seven on-side donors - kitted out with MAGA hats - into the audience, knowing that he needed some support for what he expected to be a challenging TV appearance

Pictured: a general audience shot for The View on ABC. Sources said that Trump smuggled the seven on-side donors – kitted out with MAGA hats – into the audience, knowing that he needed some support for what he expected to be a challenging TV appearance

Joy Behar mentioned the group as she started the show, saying that all of his supporters were in the front row.  

Security were called again to attend to members of the rich retinue when they kept fiddling with their phones while the show was recording. 

Among the moneyed supporters were Michael Berkoff – CEO of BevMax Liquors and Mrinalani Kumari; Businessman Leandro Rizzuto Jr., who will become the next United States Ambassador to Barbados at the behest of President Donald Trump; and Greg and Donna Mosing who gifted $25,000 towards Trump’s inauguration. 

Trump Jr. defended his decision to tweet the name of the now-famous Ukraine whistle-blower on Thursday, telling the hosts of ‘The View’ that he thought it was already becoming a household name.

‘I didn’t even realize that this thing is some sort of big secret!’ he said, sitting alongside his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle.

The shouting match that ensued included sections of the live studio audience booing loudly, leading co-host Whoopi Goldberg to vent during a commercial break. 

‘The booing is f***ing us up,’ she complained, according to The Hollywood Reporter – which had a journalist in the crowd.

‘It’s messing with everyone’s mic,’ Goldberg said. ‘You can grimace and all that. All we hear is booing.’ 

Co-host Sunny Hostin asked Guilfoyle, a former prosecutor, ‘Did you advise your boyfriend that it is a federal crime to out a whistle-blower?’

‘It’s only a federal crime for the IG [Inspector General] to do it,’ Trump Jr. shot back. ‘That’s a lie.’

Defense: Don Jr. claimed he was exercising his 'First Amendment rights' by naming the alleged whistle-blower in a tweet, as his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former prosecutor, said he sent the tweet while she took a bathroom break: 'What happened when Mamacita was gone?'

Defense: Don Jr. claimed he was exercising his ‘First Amendment rights’ by naming the alleged whistle-blower in a tweet, as his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former prosecutor, said he sent the tweet while she took a bathroom break: ‘What happened when Mamacita was gone?’

Stormy session: 'The View' erupted in shouting and finger-pointing as Don Jr. and girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle appeared to promote his new book ¿ and be questioned on naming the alleged whistleblower on twitter Wednesday

Stormy session: ‘The View’ erupted in shouting and finger-pointing as Don Jr. and girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle appeared to promote his new book – and be questioned on naming the alleged whistleblower on twitter Wednesday

Aftermath: Trump Jr. tweeted immediately after the show with a hashtag referring to his book, which he had appeared on the show to promote

Aftermath: Trump Jr. tweeted immediately after the show with a hashtag referring to his book, which he had appeared on the show to promote

Trump Jr. on Wednesday tweeted a link to an article published on the Breitbart news website, which named a man in a headline that the online outlet believes is the whistle-blower – a CIA analyst who launched a congressional impeachment inquiry over a phone call between President Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart. 

He said Thursday that as a ‘private citizen’ he is not breaking any law by releasing the name.  

Guilfoyle chuckled that the controversy erupted while she was making a visit to the ladies room instead of keeping a watchful eye on her boyfriend.

‘I left you alone for 10 minutes! What happens when Mamacita’s gone?’ she joked. 

Crowd reactions in the New York City studio were varied but passionate.

When Goldberg said the Trump/Guilfoyle interview was coming to a close, one audience member shouted: ‘Praise the lord!’ 

Another wore a ‘Make America Great Again’ cap and interrupted co-host Meghan McCain – a rare Republican on the show’s host panel who resents the Trumps for the president’s repeated attacks on her late father, Sen. John McCain.

Meghan McCain shot him a steely look during the show and lectured: ‘If you can let me speak, I would appreciate it.’ 

The federal Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 prohibits the U.S. Office of Special Counsel from disclosing a whistle-blower’s identity, but does not extend to people outside the government.

Still, ‘The View’ hosts were livid. 

‘The whole point of releasing a name is to intimidate someone, to threaten someone, and to scare other people from coming out,’ co-host Abby Huntsman said. ‘That’s something that dictators do.’

Huntsman, the daughter of President Trump’s ambassador to Russia, said she was ‘outraged because I care about diplomacy in this country.’

‘I care about how we protect the people when they see a wrongdoing, and they go through the proper political channels and they are protected for doing that,’ she said.

‘I literally quote-tweeted an article that had the guy’s name in the title of the article,’ the president’s son shot back, saying he is the frequent target of threats himself.

‘I wish the outrage would be equal. I mean, there was no outrage when my family got an exploding letter … with white powder substance in it,’ he said.

Donald Trump Jr. is promoting a new book totled 'Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us'

Donald Trump Jr. is promoting a new book totled ‘Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us’

‘I don’t regret doing it,’ he insisted of his tweet. ‘No, I don’t think I should have to forgo my First Amendment rights.’

‘It’s out there. I read it in an article. I’ve been reading it for a week. I saw it on the Drudge Report.’

‘Why was there no outrage when the Drudge Report, probably the largest aggregator of media news – he puts it out there a few days ago, and crickets. No problem with that.’

Trump Jr. tweeted later: ‘Are they going to pretend that his name hasn’t been in the public domain for weeks now? Numerous people & news outlets including Real Clear Politics already ID’d him.’

He is promoting a book, ‘Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us.’ 

Trump Jr. came armed with ammunition for the four-on-one interview, including a zinger about one of co-host Joy Behar’s most cringeworthy career episodes. 

As she read a litany of the president’s controversies, Trump Jr. reminded her that she had admitted wearing ‘blackface’ years ago. 

The president ‘called Mexicans rapists – some Mexicans are rapists – he attacked the handicapped, he bragged about the Access [Hollywood] tape, we heard bragging about grabbing women by their genitalia.’ 

‘We’ve all done things that we regret,’ Trump Jr. replied. ‘I mean, for talking about bringing the discourse down, Joy, you’ve worn blackface.’

Behar acknowledged in February that she once wore ‘dark makeup’ as part of an ‘African woman’ costume.

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg downplayed the embarrasing reminder. 

‘She was not in black face,’ Goldberg said. ‘Listen: Being black, I recognize blackface. This I can say, okay?’  

The White House said Wednesday that neither President Trump nor anyone else on his team was aware of Trump Jr.’s tweet before he sent it.

‘The entire media is #Triggered that I (a private citizen) tweeted out a story naming the alleged whistleblower,’ the president’s son tweeted Wednesday. 

‘Are they going to pretend that his name hasn’t been in the public domain for weeks now? Numerous people & news outlets including Real Clear Politics already ID’d him.’

DailyMail.com is not publishing the name that has been the subject of controversy since the Real Clear Politics website first identified a possible whistle-blower, because the identity can not be independently verified.

Trump Jr. noted that ABC, the network that airs ‘The View,’ quickly investigated a whistle-blower this week who leaked hit-mic video of an anchor lamenting that higher-ups had years ago spiked a story about pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

‘ABC is right now chasing down a whistle-blower about all of the Epstein stuff because those stories were killed,’ he said. 

‘Joy, you’ve worn blackface’: Donald Trump Jr. levels explosive accusation at Joy Behar, who once admitted she wore ‘darker’ make-up when dressed as a ‘beautiful African woman’, as Whoopi Goldberg leaps to her defense

Donald Trump Jr. accused Joy Behar of wearing blackface during an explosive appearance on The View Thursday morning – an allegation the 77-year-old actress fiercely denied.

Making his debut on the daytime talk show, the president’s oldest son, 41, immediately came embroiled in a number of heated exchanges with The View’s panel, which involved his father’s on-going impeachment investigation and the infamous leaked Access Hollywood tape in which Trump senior was heard bragging about grabbing women ‘by the p****’.

In a volley of stern words shared between Trump Jr. and the panel, Behar and Whoopi Goldberg lambasted President Trump for ‘lowering the discourse’ to a ‘horrible level for this country’. 

The confrontation was sparked when Meghan McCain accused the president of ‘disrespecting veterans’, to which Behar and Goldberg said he also ‘called Mexican’s rapists’ and ‘attacked the handicapped’.

‘We heard the Access tape,’ Behar said in addition. ‘He bragged about grabbing women by their genitalia.’

In retort, Trump Jr. insisted, ‘We’ve all done things we regret. If we’re talking about bringing the discourse down, Joy, you have worn blackface.’

Donald Trump Jr. accused Joy Behar of wearing blackface during an explosive appearance on The View Thursday morning ¿ an allegation the 77-year-old actress fiercely refuted

Donald Trump Jr. accused Joy Behar of wearing blackface during an explosive appearance on The View Thursday morning – an allegation the 77-year-old actress fiercely refuted

The accusation came in reference to video of Behar speaking on The View in 2016, where she admitted to dressing up as, what she called, a 'a beautiful African woman' (seen above)

 The accusation came in reference to video of Behar speaking on The View in 2016, where she admitted to dressing up as, what she called, a ‘a beautiful African woman’ (seen above)

The outburst drew audible gasps from the audience. The accusation came in reference to video of Behar speaking on The View in 2016, where she admitted to dressing up as, what she called, ‘a beautiful African woman’.  

Behar had been discussing a New York Times op-ed praising naturally curly hair, before showing viewers a photo of herself at a Halloween party, aged 29, with tan skin and short, dark, curly hair. 

Former host Raven-Symoné asked Behar if that was her, asking ‘are you black?’

Behar said that she had dressed up as an African woman, but said ‘I only had makeup that was a little bit darker than my skin. That’s my actual hair, though.’ 

During Thursday’s show, Behar repeatedly denied Trump Jr’s accusation, maintaining, ‘No I have not – I have not!’ in several utterings.

‘I did not go in blackface, please’, Behar protested.   

Goldberg jumped to Behar’s defense, insisting the 22-year View veteran was ‘not in blackface.’ 

‘Being black, I can recognize blackface. This I can say, okay?,’ she thundered over him. 

Goldberg jumped to Behar's defense, insisting the 22-year View veteran was 'not in blackface. 'Being black, I can recognize blackface. This I can say, okay?'

After his appearance on the show, which came in promotion of his new book, Triggered, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted: 'I don't think I've enjoyed an interview this much in my life. Guess you could say that I just #Triggered The View!!!'

Goldberg jumped to Behar’s defense, insisting the 22-year View veteran was ‘not in blackface. ‘Being black, I can recognize blackface. This I can say, okay?’

Trump Jr. also referenced a 2009 Daily Telegraph article, in which Goldberg said that Roman Polanski hadn’t ‘committed rape-rape’, when he had unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl. 

Goldberg snapped back by accusing Trump Jr. of purposefully trying to provoke conflict among the panelists.

‘Now that you’ve broken this piece of ice, because I guess it is the fight you wanted…are you questioning my character?’ she asked.

The president’s son responded: ‘I’m not questioning your character. I’m talking about, you’re questioning my father’s character and I say we all have done and said things.’ 

After his appearance on the show, which came in promotion of his new book, Triggered, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted: ‘I don’t think I’ve enjoyed an interview this much in my life. Guess you could say that I just #Triggered The View!!!’

He also tweeted the 2016 clip of Behar admitting to dressing up as an African woman back in the 1970’s, as well as an article citing Goldberg’s quotes about Polanski. 

Trump Jr. also referenced a 2009 Daily Telegraph article, in which Goldberg said that Roman Polanski hadn’t ‘committed rape-rape’, when he had unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl

Trump Jr.’s girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, who also made her debut during the show’s 5000th episode, also tweeted that the pair had left the panel ‘TRIGGERED’.

‘Hypocrisy of the TRIGGERED left never disappoints,’ she said in a later tweet. 

Reaction to the couple’s fiery appearance has been predictably mixed online. 

Some tweeted admiration for Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle for ‘trying to bridge the gap’ between the left and President Trump, while others voiced admiration for Behar’s restraint.

‘I admire the courage of Donald Trump Jr and his beautiful girlfriend trying to bridge the hap between the Left & his father’s Presidency by appearing on the view. We know what Joy Behar and others have said about President Trump. Fact is: you can’t reason with cray,’ Lonneke Engel tweeted.

‘Amazing how they can dish it out, but can’t take it,’ another echoed. ‘Not to mention how you exposed their hypocrisy. It was very entertaining.’

In opposition, one tweeter said: ‘Why did anyone think it was a good idea to have these people on? I doubt anyone who watches the view will be interesting in buying his book, which will be fill [sic] with hate and propaganda.’

‘Joy, congrats on your restraint today,’ one user said. ‘I would have hit him with your index card by now’. 

Reaction to the couple's fiery appearance has been predictably mixed online

Reaction to the couple’s fiery appearance has been predictably mixed online

Meghan McCain also took a shot at Donald Trump Jr for his family’s attacks on Gold Star families, as the president’s son apologized for his father’s contentious relationship with the late Sen. John McCain.

McCain remained silent for the first part of the segment, but in the second portion of the interview she finally confronted Trump over his family’s divisive language that has ‘hurt a lot of people’, particularly Gold Star veterans, citing the Khan family controversy.

‘You and your family have hurt a lot of people and put a lot of people through a lot of pain, including the Khan family who was a Gold Star family, who I think should be respected because of the loss of your son. Does all this make you feel good?’ a visibly emotional McCain asked.

She referred to the Muslim-American Khan parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan whose son Capt. Humayun Khan died in 2014 while serving in Iraq.

The Khan family appeared at the 2016 Democratic National Convention where they gave a fiery speech criticizing Donald Trump, who was a Republican presidential candidate at the time, calling him out for his proposed ban on migration from a list of majority-Muslim countries.

Don Jr

Meghan McCain

Meghan McCain called out Donald Trump Jr on his Thursday appearance on The View, confronting him about his father’s attacks on Gold Star families, asking ‘Does it make you feel good?’. Trump replied: ‘I don’t think any of that makes me feel good, but I think we got into this because we wanted to do what’s right for America’

At the event Khizr Khan, Humayun’s father, paid homage to his son and held up his pocket-sized Constitution and said Trump has sacrificed ‘nothing.’

Following the public feud in 2016, the late Sen. John McCain spoke out in support of Khan’s family and condemned Trump’s attacks on him.

Faced with the spotlight, Donald Trump Jr said such comments didn’t make him feel ‘good’ but doubled down in his support of his father.

‘I don’t think any of that makes me feel good, but I think we got into this because we wanted to do what’s right for America,’ Trump replied.

‘My father has been working tirelessly to bring back the American dream who have watched politicians with no business experience send that American dream abroad to countries that hate our guts,’ he added.

Then he continued to rattle on statistics about how the Trump administration has reduced unemployment numbers for minority groups.

‘I’m sorry about that’: Donald Trump Jr apologizes to Meghan McCain for the way the president attacked her father as he admits his dad’s outburst against the family of dead U.S. soldier doesn’t ‘make me feel good’

Donald Trump Jr issued a surprise apology to Meghan McCain for his father’s contentious relationship with the late Sen. John McCain during his tense appearance on The View on Thursday.

Trump and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle made a fiery debut on The View Thursday morning where they clashed with the hosts in their adamant defense of President Donald Trump during the show’s 5,000th episode.

McCain remained silent for the first part of the segment, but in the second portion of the interview she finally called out Trump for his family’s divisive language that has ‘hurt a lot of people’, particularly Gold Star veterans, citing the Khan family controversy. 

In a surprise turn, Trump apologized for his father’s antagonistic relationship with Sen. McCain saying: ‘I’m sorry about that. They did have differences, I agree with that.’

Don Jr

Meghan McCain

Meghan McCain called out Donald Trump Jr on his Thursday appearance on The View, confronting him about his father’s attacks on Gold Star families, asking ‘Does it make you feel good?’. Trump replied: ‘I don’t think any of that makes me feel good, but I think we got into this because we wanted to do what’s right for America’

Before the apology, McCain confronted Trump for his President Donald Trump’s attacks on Golf Star families. 

‘You and your family have hurt a lot of people and put a lot of people through a lot of pain, including the Khan family who was a Gold Star family, who I think should be respected because of the loss of your son. Does all this make you feel good?’ a visibly emotional McCain asked. 

She referred to the Muslim-American Khan parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan whose son Capt. Humayun Khan died in 2014 while serving in Iraq. 

The Khan family appeared at the 2016 Democratic National Convention where they gave a fiery speech criticizing Donald Trump, who was a Republican presidential candidate at the time, calling him out for his proposed ban on migration from a list of majority-Muslim countries. 

At the event Khizr Khan, Humayun’s father, paid homage to his son and said Trump has sacrificed ‘nothing.’ Trump fired back saying the soldier’s father delivered the entire speech because his mother was not ‘allowed’ to speak. 

Following the public feud in 2016, the late Sen. John McCain spoke out in support of Khan’s family and condemned Trump’s attacks on him. 

Faced with the spotlight, Donald Trump Jr said such comments didn’t make him feel ‘good’ but doubled down in his support of his father. 

‘I don’t think any of that makes me feel good, but I think we got into this because we wanted to do what’s right for America,’ Trump replied. 

‘My father has been working tirelessly to bring back the American dream who have watched politicians with no business experience send that American dream abroad to countries that hate our guts,’ he added. 

Then he continued to rattle on statistics about how the Trump administration has reduced unemployment numbers for minority groups. 

Meghan McCain referred to the Muslim-American Khan family. The Gold Star family delivered a passionate speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, calling out Donald Trump for his proposed ban on letting people from Muslim nation migrate to the U.S. (Parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan pictured above)

Meghan McCain referred to the Muslim-American Khan family. The Gold Star family delivered a passionate speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, calling out Donald Trump for his proposed ban on letting people from Muslim nation migrate to the U.S. (Parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan pictured above)

Khizr and Ghazala Khan's son Capt. Humayun Khan (above) died in 2014 while serving in Iraq

Khizr and Ghazala Khan’s son Capt. Humayun Khan (above) died in 2014 while serving in Iraq

McCain interjected: ‘Character in politics I believe is important. It was how I was raised. It’s how I view the lens of America. I understand what you are saying about policy, but when you are talking about attacking Gold Star families who have given the ultimate sacrifice and you put them through pain – does it make you feel like this was worth it?’

‘He calls a lot of those Gold Star families and he has a lot of care for those people,’ Trump replied.  Gold Star families are a group of individuals who lost families in the Iraq War and are entitled to display a Gold Star. 

‘Name them,’ McCain challenged. Trump then punted and tried to change the subject. 

‘He should call the Khans and apologize,’ McCain noted.

The conversation then turned to Donald Trump’s contentious relationship with the late Sen. John McCain. Host Sunny Hostin said, ‘Your father attacked her father’, leading Trump to issue his apology.

‘For me it would not have been worth it. This would not have been worth it. And I think people can go to moment when my dad had stopped someone from saying Obama was a Muslim, and the pain, inflicting pain on so many people wouldn’t have been worth it to me or people in White House. So I just want to know, is it worth it?’ McCain said.

In the interview Don Jr issued an apology to McCain for his father's contentious relationship with the late Sen. John McCain saying: 'I understand that and I'm sorry about that. They did have differences, I agree with that'

In the interview Don Jr issued an apology to McCain for his father’s contentious relationship with the late Sen. John McCain saying: ‘I understand that and I’m sorry about that. They did have differences, I agree with that’

Kimberly Guilfoyle became teary in the interview when she spoke on Sen. John McCain before defending Don Jr. 'This is tough. I would like there to be more civility in politics,' she said on the beef between President Donald Trump and McCain

Kimberly Guilfoyle became teary in the interview when she spoke on Sen. John McCain before defending Don Jr. ‘This is tough. I would like there to be more civility in politics,’ she said on the beef between President Donald Trump and McCain

The interview took a tense turn when the hosts and guests began to talk about President Donald Trump's attacks on John McCain, but ended with a surprise apology from Don Jr.

The interview took a tense turn when the hosts and guests began to talk about President Donald Trump’s attacks on John McCain, but ended with a surprise apology from Don Jr. 

‘I think it depends on the hat that I’m wearing. For me as a citizen, and a father of kids in New York City, you know, it hasn’t exactly been peaches and cream for us either,’ Trump replied before echoing his father’s work in the country. 

Kimberly Guilfoyle then cut in and argued that incivility in politics goes both ways. 

‘No finer human being. I considered him my friend. I miss him. I understand your loss…It breaks my heart to hear anyone say anything about your father and I know how difficult it is,’ Guilfoyle said on Sen. John McCain as tears sprung to her eyes. 

‘And I know how difficult it is for him when everybody is attacking his family, they’re outside of our apartment, they want to put him in jail. This is tough. I would like there to be more civility in politics,’ she added. 

Cutting them off Whoopi Goldberg said: ‘Can someone just say sorry?’ 

McCain then turned the tables and addressed Guilfoyle saying: ‘My final note, and then I don’t have any more questions for you. If you believe that, and Kimberly we did work together and I do know you, bring civility back. You can do it. You’re in the White House.’



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