The ABC talk show “The View” has been known for some raucous segments, including some in which the co-hosts target each other. That happened again when Republican co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin said that she would not be voting for President Joe Biden in 2024.
That does not mean she will be voting for former President Donald Trump, who is presumed by many to be the favorite to be the Republican nominee, as Griffin used to work for him but has been one of his critics after his presidency.
Being anti-Trump has been one of the things that has endeared Griffin to her co-hosts, until Friday when one of her co-hosts, Joy Behar appeared to have a mental breakdown at the idea of Griffin not voting for Biden.
And other co-hosts joined in on the attack against Griffin.
Below is a transcript of the wild exchange:
JOY BEHAR: Joe Biden! Let me say something about Joe Biden. According to what I’m observing, the economy is booming, inflation is down, the stock market is doing well, people are having an easier time putting bread on the table, et cetera. He doesn’t seem to be getting the credit for that, only 41 percent approval.
Is it because they think he’s old? Because I don’t see anything else they can point to with him particularly.
ALYSSA FARAH GRIFFIN: Well, that’s a question for Democrats.
BEHAR: No, that’s a question for you really –
FARAH GRIFFIN: Why?
BEHAR: because you said you would not vote for Biden.
SARA HAINES: Well she’s not voting for him anyway.
BEHAR: But you said you would not vote for Biden.
FARAH GRIFFIN: Let me talk about my vote, one vote.
SUNNY HOSTIN: Every vote counts and your vote counts. I’m going to tell you again but I know you don’t want to hear it, writing in a candidate that you know can’t win –
FARAH GRIFFIN: Why is your candidate not doing better with Democrats? That’s who he needs to win and moderates and swing voters.
BEHAR: Because they think he’s old. That’s why!
FARAH GRIFFIN: Oh, well then – [gestures to Behar like she has her answer.]
BEHAR: Listen, I am the same age as Joe Biden!
FARAH GRIFFIN: Joe Biden is not doing poorly because I won’t vote for Joe Biden. Let me just make that abundantly clear.
ANA NAVARRO: Can I just –
BEHAR: You guys! Oh, it’s just chaos!
NAVARRO: First of all, I don’t think Obama went into the Oval Office and had lunch with Biden to tell him you’re a weak candidate but tell him “don’t take anything for granted.”
NAVARRO: And I think one of the problems Hillary had was that for too long she thought, “Latinos are going to vote against Trump because it’s Trump and African Americans will vote for me because I’m running against Trump.” And what Obama is saying to Biden is, “There’s only one way to run in politics: you run hard and you run scared, and you don’t take any group for granted. And I actually like you, Joe. You were my vice president unlike Trump’s vice president who is running against him.”
They have a great relationship and Obama’s there to say, “I’m here for you whenever you need me.”
HOSTIN: He’s giving him good counsel but we need good Republicans that will vote for their country before they vote for their party! That’s what we need.’