The View kicked off its 24th season Tuesday morning, with former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders as a guest.
Sunny Hostin: This is not Joe Biden’s America. This is Trump’s America. This is happening under your president’s watch.
Sanders: In Democrat run cities! Every place that you see these major incidents and these riots, it’s in Democrat-led cities. And it’s not like they just became Democrat-led cities, they’ve been Democrat-run for decades. The worst places we have these problems is where Democrats have been allowed to lead. We’re finally starting to clean this mess up, starting to make things better. This is a president who has empowered the African American community. He’s done more than his predecessors. We have the lowest unemployment for black Americans, historic funding for HBCU’s, opportunity zones, criminal justice reform.
No surprise @TheView tried to cut me off when I started exposing the pattern of unchecked mob violence in Democrat-run cities…
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) September 8, 2020
Sarah Sanders refutes reports Pres. Trump made disparaging comments about fallen soldiers, but says she was not present for a 2017 incident, according to ‘The Atlantic,’ where Trump was with John Kelly at the grave of Kelly’s son, who died in Afghanistan. https://t.co/g1LM19Dwqe pic.twitter.com/qn6GbC6dxd
— The View (@TheView) September 8, 2020
Sanders has disputed the Atlantic story, calling it “bs” and saying she was in the room when the President reportedly made those comments. But she did concede that McCain and Trump did not get along.
“There’s no denying the fact that not only did Donald Trump dislike your father, your father disliked the president and they had some very heated exchanges,” Sanders said, to which McCain agreed.
The conversation then moved on to the police shooting of Jacob Blake and the protests in Kenosha, Wis. and across the country.
“That’s not who this president is and that’s not how he feels about the men and women who serve in our military,” Sarah Sanders tells @TheView when asked about reports claiming Pres. Trump made disparaging remarks about fallen service members. https://t.co/j7OdNFV26I pic.twitter.com/pKW5lS5ahz
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 8, 2020