Rep. Matt Gaetz braved going into the lion’s den on Thursday. The Florida Congressman showed up on “The View” and didn’t take any prisoners. Gaetz hit Joy Behar hard and asked if she was wearing black over the death of the Democrat Party. Whoopi Goldberg sat there stunned, and Joy Behar started freaking out. But Gaetz was just getting warmed up. You’ll love this.
Any politician, especially a white heterosexual male Trump supporter, committing to an appearance on The View better be ready to hit the cohosts hard from the get-go. Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, and Sunny Hostin don’t play fair when it comes to President Donald Trump.
In fact, it’s pretty well known the entire show is now devoted to smearing and trashing all things Trump. So, when Rep. Matt Gaetz showed up and Joy Behar introduced him with a side of snark, the Congressman knew he had to knock her down a notch.
Joy Behar introduced Gaetz as one of the biggest supporters of President Donald Trump, saying, “Please welcome a man who has obviously never watched ‘The View,’ Congressman Matt Gaetz. Hello.”
“Thank you for having me. I do watch. You guys make news every week,” Gaetz protested — and immediately brought the fight directly to Behar. “I was just wondering if you were wearing black as a consequence of the death of the political left in the debate last night. It was quite something to observe.”
The truth of this sarcastic remark caught Goldberg and her fellow cohosts off-guard. Their faces deflated as if someone had just delivered devastating news.
“Don’t count the dead yet, the bodies,” Behar said dejectedly. “Let’s give it a little time.”
“Joe Biden at least. I was hoping that maybe Whoopi’s bell could wake up the Biden campaign,” Gaetz pressed again.
Behar was quick to defend Biden, saying, “I thought actually he didn’t do any harm to himself last night.”
“What state is he going to win?” Gaetz laughed. “This is a man — the fundamental premise of the Biden campaign is that he’s electable but he can’t seem to win elections. You have socialist Bernie Sanders against billionaire Michael Bloomberg.”
Gaetz went on to point out that Bloomberg used to be a Republican, at which point Behar pointed out that President Donald Trump used to be a Democrat. Gaetz saw that comeback a mile away. In fact, he was counting on it.
“The Democratic Party is likely not going to nominate a Democrat,” Gaetz blasted giving them all a reality check. “They’re going to nominate a socialist or someone who some time ago was a Republican.”
“Which one do you think can beat the president?” Sunny Hostin cut in.
Gaetz was matter-of-fact in his reply: “None of them.”
This was epic. Their faces said it all. It was the one time all the shrews of The View were speechless:
.@TheView did not expect @RepMattGaetz to bring the heat. Well 👏🏽done. 👏🏼
— Anna Paulina Luna (@realannapaulina) February 20, 2020
Rep. Gaetz brought the heat, but he also brought a hefty dose of the truth.
The Democrat debate was a “free-for-all.” All six candidates were acting like middle school bullies. The put-downs were ridiculous and the so-called moderators let Senator Elizabeth Warren with her grating voice drone on and on even though Warren has zero chance to become the nominee.
Gaetz devastated The View cohosts by pointing out just how dire the Democrat field truly is—it’s come down to an old white billionaire who used to be a Republican and an old white guy who is a crazy Communist.
There’s nothing wrong with being an old white guy unless you are a Democrat. And what Gaetz was also speaking the truth on is the death of the Democrat Party as we know it. The fact that Bernie Sanders, an avowed socialist, who really is a hardcore communist, is leading the field can only mean one thing. The Democrat Party no longer has a moderate wing.
The Democrat party embraced the far-leftwing brought in by the Squad. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley were allowed to take the party over. We know this is true because of the rise of Bernie Sanders.
Whatever Americans used to identify as “moderate Democrats” have fled the party. We don’t see any enthusiasm for a moderate candidate. Those voters aren’t there anymore.
When Matt Gaetz hit the shrews of The View with this undeniable truth — with his sarcastic comment about wearing black — their reaction was utter resignation. The truth has a way of hitting people like a gut punch. They weren’t angry. They were dejected knowing their dreams of defeating President Trump are slim to none.