“The View” co-host Joy Behar dared former President Trump to return after her and her co-hosts if he returns to the White House and enacts revenge against his political enemies.
“Go ahead! Try it!” Behar said into the camera after discussing reports that Trump’s second presidential term would involve him getting even with those that opposed him during his first term, including members of the media.
Behar brought up the subject throughout the Friday episode of the ABC talk show. She mentioned how in a recent interview with Univision, Trump “laid out his agenda if he’s elected president again. And it looks as if the primary item on his list – after he gets out of prison – is revenge.”
Behar played a clip of Trump telling a Univision reporter that when he gets back into power, the alleged weaponization of the Department of Justice against him “could actually occur in reverse.”
“What they’ve done is that they’ve released the genie out of the box,” the previous president added, throughout the sit down, prompting the women of “The View” to contemplate how that may impact the country and even their show.
After the clip ended, co-host Ana Navarro remarked, “I don’t know, but when he’s weaponizing government against his opponents, boy, are we in trouble.”
Behar responded by stating Trump’s remarks reminded her of “Nixon’s enemy list,” while co-host Sunny Hostin added that it’s like “history repeating itself” and looks as if a repeat of “McCarthyism” and appears like “J. Edgar Hoover’s list.”
Behar warned Trump supporters about electing this revenge tour, stating, “Don’t his supporters see that he activates people who are in his corner? Should you dare to go against him even this much, he goes bananas on you.”
Hostin chimed in, calling Trump’s ambitions the sign of a “dictatorship,” and Behar added that Trump voters “might be the subsequent victims of this vitriol.”
Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin added her two cents, claiming, “Donald Trump is running for president for 2 reasons: to remain out of jail, and to get revenge on his enemies. And when he speaks we should always listen and, frankly, it’s scary.”
She mentioned the list of individuals she thinks Trump would go after, including his former allies, including former Vice President Mike Pence and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, amongst others. Hostin interjected, saying “journalists” and Behar added to the list, saying, “Us. What about us?”
Behar then turned straight on the camera to dare Trump to return after her show, stating, “Try it! Go ahead! Try it! We’ve this show day-after-day! Okay, Donald?”