Donald Trump Jr.’s The View appearance was every bit as wild as anticipated, if not more so.
The president’s son went on the show to promote his book Thursday, and to say that sparks flew would be an understatement. Meghan McCain, whose father President Trump infamously feuded with, at one point confronted Trump Jr. by flat out telling him, “You and your family have hurt a lot of people and put a lot of people through a lot of pain,” citing the president’s feud with the Khan family. In response, Trump Jr. suggested his father is simply guilty of “[taking] on the establishment.”
McCain wasn’t done, continuing to tear into Trump Jr. for, she said, having helped put gold star families “through pain,” later adding, “For me, it would not have been worth it … inflicting pain on so many people wouldn’t have been worth it to me.” Trump Jr. told her “it hasn’t exactly been peaches and cream for us, either” and argued his father “has great character.”
Trump Jr. also faced a grilling for having a day earlier tweeted the reported name of the whistleblower who filed a complaint about the president’s call with Ukraine, which he defended by arguing he’s simply a “private citizen” who was tweeting out something that was published on Drudge Report. At one point, Trump Jr. lashed out by telling Joy Behar, “you’ve worn blackface,” referring to a photo of Behar having darkened her skin for a Halloween costume in the 1970s. Watch just one piece of the tense appearance below.
“You and your family have hurt a lot of people…including the Khan family,” @MeghanMcCain says. “Does all of this make you feel good?”
Trump Jr: “I don’t think any of that makes me feel good, but I do think that we got into this because we wanted to do what’s right for America” pic.twitter.com/dcrTrxtB9I
— ABC News (@ABC) November 7, 2019