Joy Behar on Melania Trump's fight against cyberbullying
Melania Trump has shared her agenda should she become first lady, including her plan to stop cyberbullying. The View co-host Joy Behar has an idea for where she should start that mission: with her husband, Donald Trump.
“So my question is if she wants to fight cyberbullying, shouldn’t she delete her husband’s Twitter account,” she asked to a rousing applause on Friday’s episode of the daytime talk show.
On Thursday, Melania made a rare appearance on the campaign trail, where she gave a speech in Philadelphia and discussed one of the causes she hopes to take on as first lady.
“Our culture has gotten too mean and too rough, especially to children and teenagers,” she stated. “It is never okay when a 12-year-old girl or boy is mocked, bullied, or attacked. It is terrible when that happens on the playground and it is absolutely unacceptable when it’s done by someone with no name hiding on the internet.”
Upon listening to Melania’s speech, Behar was curious if the controversial candidate’s wife understood the irony, considering his online activities. “Because I was thinking maybe, you know, ‘fat slob’ and ‘bimbo’ are like compliments in Slovenia,” Behar joked.
Last month, The New York Times compiled a list of 281 people, things, and locations, that Trump has insulted since his campaign began in June 2015. The diverse list includes Samuel L. Jackson, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, John Oliver, and even Behar.
The rest of The View co-hosts were happy to see Trump take a stand on such an important issue, while Jedediah Bila saw it as a genius move for her husband’s campaign.
“She’s now saying, ‘We don’t stand for this,’ so it makes you more likely to be able to vote for him because the whole campaign isn’t representative of that,” she said. “I think it was a brilliant campaign strategy, and it’s probably the best thing you can do because you can’t shut him up, so what option do you have?”
Earlier this week, Behar had choice words for another member of the Trump campaign. Kellyanne Conway, his campaign manager, made a return appearance to The View, and a heated debate ended with Behar saying to Conway, “I think right now you’re being delusional.”
Watch the clip about Trump’s comments above.