The co-hosts opened the show following routine by absurdly blaming Trump for every coronavirus death in this country and trashing him for “taking credit” for the speedy vaccine. Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar had no shame using the pandemic to scare voters in Georgia to vote Democrat in their runoff election:
“The Republicans in Congress do not care about it because all they care about right now is power, retaining it, and nothing will change until the Georgia election,” Behar warned.
“That’s what all of this is, and when you go in to vote in Georgia, remember, this is the party [the GOP] that doesn’t care if you drop dead because you can’t breathe. Clearly, they know what has to happen and they’re not doing it,” Whoopi warned.
After that nasty threat, the hosts turned to their softer sides expressing their adoration for former President Obama.
Sunny Hostin raved over how eloquent and how much of a gentleman Obama was in his CBS interviews before un-ironically touting a quote from his book where he smears Trump voters as racists (such a gentleman):
It sure did, Whoopi, and can I just say it was so pleasant to see a president speak eloquently and elegantly and in a measured way. It was, like, I was, like, is this where we were for eight years, and we came to this? It was just remarkable to me, and I just thought truth decay. That was really it. It was just this truth decay. People just don’t care about the truth. They don’t care about science, and it’s led to in my view, 250,000 deaths, right? So I was — I was just — it harkened back for me when we had, you know, just a true, gentlemanly type president in the White House. The other thing I want to mention is in his book he says, ‘it was as if my very presence in the White House had triggered a deep seated panic, a sense that the natural order had been disrupted. Americans were spooked by a black man in the White House’ basically and I think that kind of sums it up as well.
Sara Haines was even more-over-the-top gushing about how “moved” she was by “minister” like Obama:
“I’m often moved by what President Obama says because like Sunny said, there’s an eloquence to him. He makes sense. There’s a wisdom, a calm leadership that I feel. It’s like watching a really good minister in church. You just — you understand, and he takes you places. I love all of that,” she praised.
Haines added that she wished Obama had waited until Biden was in office to do the media rounds for his book because the attention should be on Biden and Harris right now. Her fellow hosts disagreed; the more Obama, the better!
Joy Behar gushed “I love him, I love him, he’s a great guy,” before praising Obama for “acting like a political and social analyst right now.” Ana Navarro agreed Obama had far more “grace and elegance” towards Trump than he deserved, while Hostin agreed with Obama’s own assessment that he wasn’t nasty enough to Trump sooner.
Trump was allowed to sabotage democratic norms because people didn’t speak up, because Republicans didn’t speak up, and that’s why it’s so important that you have President Obama speaking up because of those democratic norms that now have just sort of gone to the wayside, and I think not criticizing this president earlier was a mistake that Obama made. I think he’s actually speaking too late rather than too soon.
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