Joy Behar Still Believes Clinton Won 2016 Election

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"The View" co-host Joy Behar revealed on Tuesday that she still believes Hillary Clinton won the election against President Donald Trump, a belief co-host Meghan McCain took issue with.

The segment started with a "Hot Topics" discussion of Sen. John McCain's (R., Ariz.) interview with Esquire magazine where he trashed Clinton's post-election book.

"He sat down for an interview with Esquire, and he would like Hillary Clinton to hush. Because he says he felt it was a mistake for her to write a book so soon after she lost and that he learned after his loss the hardest thing to do is just shut up. Now, is he right?," co-host Whoopi Goldberg asked her fellow hosts.

"With all due respect to your father and whom I like very much, I think he's wrong," Behar said toward McCain. "I think a woman's place is in the resistance. The woman won the election."

Behar's comment was met with audience applause and cheers.

"What I think I could get on board with if she wrote it and got it out but maybe waited to release it so it becomes more historical. Because I think the optics of looking at someone that's lost–whether you agree with them, and I voted for her, or not–it looks bad when you didn't win and you're talking," co-host Sara Haines said.

"She did win," Behar interjected. "She did win and I'm not going to give that up."

"She didn't win," McCain retorted.

"She won the popular vote," co-host Sonny Hostin said.

Behar continued to argue with McCain that Clinton won the election.

"But we don't elect presidents in America with the popular vote," McCain said.

"I get that. But the numbers are still there," Behar replied.

"Does that make you feel good at night when you're so angry about Trump, does that make you feel better?" McCain quipped.

"No, it doesn't," Behar said.

Behar then admitted she work a black veil when Trump beat Hillary.

McCain recounted the night her father lost to President Barack Obama in 2008, expressing the extent to which she understands the difficulties of losing an election.

"Because you were up close and personal when your father didn't win the election," Hostin said.

"And I've been there on election nights for other candidates who have wanted it and it's deeply sad. On election night we prayed and my father told me to ‘buck up, we're the most blessed people in the world.' And then, we didn't complain about it. We as a family recognized President Obama as the phenomenon that he was," McCain said. "Whether or not you like it, President Trump is a populist phenomenon in a completely different way. And I think if I were you, and I'm part of the resistance, I would look forward to new leadership."

Andrew Kugle   Email | Full Bio | RSS
Andrew Kugle is the assistant social media editor for the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2013. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, he worked as a Staff/Press Assistant for South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem. Andrew is from De Pere, Wisconsin and lives in D.C. His Twitter handle is @AndrewJKugle. You can reach him at kugle@freebeacon.com.

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