The View’s Abby Huntsman Praises Trump for Motivating People to Vote — And Gets Immediately Shut Down by Whoopi Goldberg

“I don’t know if that’s worth the tone,” Whoopi Goldberg said.

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“The View” co-host Abby Huntsman insisted voter intensity was worth President Donald Trump’s blistering rhetoric, but host Whoopi Goldberg set her straight.

The president claimed he regrets the tone he’s set so far in the White House, and co-host Joy Behar argued Trump only said that to reassure women voters.

“He said it because he realizes that women like him less than menstrual cramps,” Behar said. “That’s why he said it.”

Huntsman tried to find a silver lining in Trump’s falsehoods and partisan attacks.

“I try to find the positive in these moments,” Huntsman said, “and I think the one thing about his tone that has been helpful for this country is it motivated people to get out and vote. Whether you like the tone or you hate the tone, people are voting. We’re already seeing this — 31 million people have already cast their ballots for this election.”

Goldberg wasn’t so sure.

“I don’t know if that’s worth the tone,” she said. “I don’t know if that’s worth it. I don’t know if him calling people names and talking about families and, you know, scaring people into thinking that brown people are coming to get them and take their jobs.”

Huntsman insisted that voting shows Americans care.

“No,” Goldberg said. “It shows that people are scared and they know that this is not what you want in the guy that’s supposed to be running stuff, but I don’t know if the tone is — I can take a lot of stuff. As I said weeks ago, you know, when you start the conversation with, they are murderers and rapists or they are this or they are that, for me that shuts everything down. I can’t hear anything.”


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Travis Gettys is an editor for Raw Story.