Joy Behar humiliates Trump supporters, says they 'don't even realize they're pawns' in his political game
ABC's 'The View' co-host Joy Behar slammed President Donald Trump's supporters during Tuesday (May 26)'s episode of the talk show. Behar shared that Trump's supporters did not realize that they were "pawns" in his "political game" to try and obtain getting reelected by making using masks during the coronavirus crisis a political declaration versus a health regulation.
While discussing the usage of face masks, Behar shared, "There’s certain rules that you have to follow, you know, you can’t drive if you’re drunk. You have to wear a seatbelt. You’re not allowed to smoke in public, things like that, that you sign away your freedom in a way to be restricted in your car," Breitbart reports. "And if you don’t abide by this, you go to jail, or you’re fined. The rules being distorted by Trump and his enablers in the Congress, in particular, the leaders in Congress who are enabling him, he’s playing a political game with people’s lives," she added.
"And these people do not realize that they are pawns in his game. He only wants to be reelected. He doesn’t really care if you live or die," she continued. She went on to point out how Trump had gone golfing on Memorial Day as coronavirus deaths continued to spike. Trump was spotted leaving the White House on May 23 with no mask while heading to the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia. Many social media users took to Twitter to slam Trump for his relaxed attitude towards the necessary social distancing guidelines.
"He couldn’t care less. He wants to turn people against each other so that he gets reelected," said Behar. "Let’s take the example of the church. Does anybody really believe that he’s so religious and cares so much about people going to church? No, he doesn’t. He only wants to turn you against each other, religion against other religion," she added. "One of the priests I know is saying you can really basically worship the Lord from anywhere. I believe in Islam. It is a fact that you could pray in your living room, in your bathroom, in your kitchen, anywhere you want. If you are in touch with God, you can pray wherever you are. No, he has to say go and open the churches. Why does he fiddle with people’s lives, is what I want to know?" she pointed out.
She concluded her speech by asking, "School children are now forced to wear bulletproof backpacks. Why is it that their freedoms are being impinged upon, but yours are not because you don’t want to wear a mask? Why are you more important than those children?" Recently, one of Trump's tweets was given a fact check label by Twitter for the first time. Trump had tweeted, "There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent." He had no evidence for this and Twitter put a warning label in the post and a tweet on its new policy on misleading or unchecked information. He responded to Twitter's warning label and said, "....Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!"