Joy Behar apparently doesn’t think very highly of women who support President Donald Trump, according to a report by Fox News.
And she’s not pulling any punches about it, either.
On Tuesday’s episode of The View, the outspoken host openly criticized and insulted women who consider themselves Trump supporters. The contentious remarks came during a discussion about the president’s stated desire to use a “softer tone,” in order to appeal to more women voters.
“He said it because he realizes that women like him less than menstrual cramps. That’s why he said it," Behar said. “He now has this like moment where he says, ‘Gee, they don’t like me.’ You see the numbers. The women are out there voting in droves. He now realizes that.”
TRUMP SAYS HE COULD HAVE USED “SOFTER TONE”: The president said he regretted some of his campaign rhetoric, saying he would "like to have a much softer tone." The co-hosts weigh in. https://t.co/f8u2wc159S pic.twitter.com/iHRNCsQabC— The View (@TheView) November 6, 2018
Behar went on to voice the idea that although women supporting Trump believe him to be a “protector” of their beliefs and values, in actuality those women “don’t know the difference between a protector and a predator.”
She then added, “...Because as far as I can tell, he is the one grabbing women by the you know what.”
Behar also made news headlines last week for controversial comments she made on MSNBC’s The Beat, when she was explaining that although she used to be personal friends with President Trump, she now considers him to be a “psycho,” a “con man,” and “an anarchist.”
“Who knew he was such a psycho?,” Behar reflected. “I liked the guy in a way," admitted Behar before quickly adding that she no longer holds the same positive feelings towards the president. "It’s like, ‘Oh he is a New York character.' And now you know..."
The ABC host, it turns out, was also a guest at Trump’s second wedding to Marla Maples back in 1993. Behar continued on to say that the reason the state of New York didn't vote for Trump in the 2016 election was because they believed him to be a "beast."
"We know the beast, we knew him," Behar claimed. "He's a con man. The New Yorkers are hip to this and the rest of the country, they didn't really know him the way we do."
When Behar was asked whether she believed the president had changed from the days when they used to joke together, she replied that, "Obviously, I never thought that he would be this bad, never. Even before he won, I said, 'Well, if he wins, God forbid, he can’t be really such a maniac.'"
Behar also explained that while she hoped Trump would improve once elected, that hasn’t happened. “I think he’s worse," she said. "I thought he was also a secret Democrat, which he shows us he’s not. He is not a Republican or a Democrat. He’s just an anarchist as far as I’m concerned.”
She went on, “He’s like an improv comic. He makes it up as he goes along. ‘Oh today, I think I’ll change this rule, and I think I’ll change that law,’ and everybody says, OK.”
As the interview came to a close, Behar was asked for her opinion on the current leadership in the Republican Party. She answered, “The Republicans are vicious. Mitch McConnell, I don’t want to talk about him.”