"The View" co-host Joy Behar said Monday that President Donald Trump appears on Fox News because "they're on his level" as she and her colleagues criticized the cable network.
Behar and her fellow co-hosts were discussing Trump's allegation that the Obama administration wiretapped him when the ABC show panel turned to discuss the validity of Fox News.
Sunny Hostin called Trump's wiretap claim fallacious and said the president is going to Fox "News" for his information on the matter, using scare quotes when saying the word "news."
Behar then said why she thinks the president appears on Fox News.
"That's why Trump goes to Fox, because they're on his level," she said.
It is unclear if Behar was trying to imply that Fox is sympathetic to Trump's political views or questioning the news outlet's legitimacy.
She then claimed that Fox News host Sean Hannity is "in Trump's pocket."
"Sean Hannity is in his pocket," she said.
Jedediah Bila, a former Fox News contributor, came to her old employer's defense, asking if Behar knows how many Americans watch Fox News.
"Do you know how many people watch Fox News in this country?" she asked. "There's a lot of people who watch that, and there's a lot of people that voted for Donald Trump that feel that represents their view."
"And they're happy that's represented in the news somewhere, even if it's in the opinion section," she continued.
"Just don't represent it as a fact," Whoopi Goldberg said before going to a commercial.