The members of “The View” are well-known for making outlandish comments and espousing far-left views.
On Tuesday, co-host Joy Behar, who previously bashed former President Donald Trump for questioning the results of the 2020 election, said she believed Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election.
Contesting the results of the 2016 election, Behar said she continues to believe Clinton won the election due to the popular vote results.
In 2017, Behar said she believed “the woman [Hillary] won the election.”
Unhappy with the constitutionally guarded process for American elections, in September 2020 Behar suggested the Electoral Collage needed “change.”
On Wednesday, with Hillary Clinton as a guest on “The View,” Behar told the audience: “By the way, Mrs. Clinton did win the popular vote. I continue to believe that you won, I don’t care what they say.”
In 2016, Clinton won the popular vote, but Trump won the presidency with 304 electoral college votes. Clinton received 227 electoral college votes.
Sensing her comment was not well supported and in an attempt to stave off backlash, after a station break Behar began to backtrack on her statement.
“I have to correct something,” Behar told fellow co-host Whoopi Goldberg and the audience. “Because I don’t want the impression to be made that I didn’t accept the results that allowed the Trump administration to win.”
Behar continued: “But I don’t like the Electoral College, and you won the popular vote and he won the Electoral College and that’s the thing that needs to be addressed because it’s not one person, one vote.”
Without being challenged, co-host Sunny Hostin claimed the Electoral College is “based on slavery.”
Behar agreed, saying it was “un-American.” Clinton then expressed her agreement.
Notably, Clinton has rejected the results of the election on multiple occasions, calling Trump “an illegitimate president” in 2019 and falsely blaming Russian collusion for his victory.
The Daily Caller reported that Clinton also cast doubt on Trump’s 2016 win, telling the Atlantic: “There was a widespread understanding that this election [in 2016] was not on the level. We still don’t know what really happened … But you don’t win by 3 million votes and have all this [sic] other shenanigans and stuff going on and not come away with an idea like, ‘Whoa, something’s not right here.’”
Without substantiating her claims, Clinton warned the audience that Trump was like Hitler and that if elected in 2024, he would “throw people in jail … shut down legitimate press outlets … and undermine the rule of law and our country’s values.”