The left-wing ladies of the demented sewing circle that is “The View” ganged up on Donald Trump Jr. Nov. 7, relentlessly attacking him because he dared days before to repeat the name of the so-called whistleblower whose complaint about President Trump’s conversation with the Ukrainian president catalyzed the impeachment inquiry now in progress.
“The View” is on ABC, the same scuzzy TV network that suppressed the Jeffrey Epstein human-trafficking story for years to protect the powerful, as Project Veritas recently showed. Anchor Amy Robach was captured on video saying, “I’ve had the story for three years. I’ve had this interview with [Epstein accuser] Virginia Roberts. We would not put it on the air. … It was unbelievable … we had – Clinton, we had everything …”
Although the younger Trump was scheduled to discuss his new book, Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us, the co-hosts wouldn’t let him say much about it.
Instead, Abby Huntsman laid into Trump at the outset, claiming she and many other Americans were “triggered” when Trump identified the alleged whistleblower –who was already widely reported as CIA operative Eric Ciaramella—on Twitter. Huntsman and others labor under the false assumption that whistleblowers identities’ are protected by law, when in fact, the law only shields them from legal consequences for the disclosures they make.
“The whole point of releasing a name is to intimidate someone, to threaten someone, and to scare other people from coming out,” Huntsman said. “That’s something that dictators do. I’ve lived in China. I’ve seen that first hand. That’s not what America does.”
Trump shot back: “I think the reality of the answer is the whistleblower’s name was on a little website called the Drudge Report a couple of days ago. I literally quote tweeted an article that had the guy’s name in the title of the article.”
“What’s the difference? I’m a private citizen putting this out there,” he added.
At one point Trump worked in a defense of his father, calling him “a counterpuncher” who has “got a pair.”
“No sitting president has taken the heat that President Trump has,” he said.
“He was under constant attack by the same people. When he’s under attack by the establishment, but the reality is, he’s a counterpuncher, and as a conservative, I would hope you would appreciate that conservatives haven’t been known for fighting back for a very long time,” Trump Jr. told co-host Meghan McCain, daughter of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who was a frequent antagonist of the president.
“We have ceded ground to the liberals and the liberal elite for decades by not actually fighting back. I understand we can keep going back to character. I think he has great character.”
“The View” counter-attacked, saying that didn’t make Trump Junior’s naming of the supposed whistleblower right especially because Trump is a high-profile person, which presumably implies people would pay attention to him, and because he is the son of the president.
Trump said nobody in the media cared when an envelope containing white powder was sent to his home and opened by his then-spouse, Vanessa Trump, in February 2018.
“I wish the outrage would be equal. I mean, there was no outrage when my family got an exploding letter of, with white powder substance in it,” he said.
Co-host Sunny Hostin attacked Trump claiming it was against the law for Trump to name the purported whistleblower and she knows this because she holds a law degree.
“You’re a lawyer, we know each other, you worked for a prosecutor,” Hostin said to Trump’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, who was also a guest on the program. “I mean, did you advise your boyfriend that it is a federal crime to out a whistleblower?”
“Well it’s not a federal crime. It’s only a federal crime for the IG to do it, that’s in the statute,” Trump said.
Trump is correct.
As Chrissy Clark writes at the Federalist,
The federal whistleblower statute requires only the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) to keep a whistleblower’s identity confidential, unless the ICIG determines it necessary to disclose. No other government official is required to protect the anonymity of a whistleblower.
Then the never-ending parade of double-standards deployed by the left came into play.
Trump fired back at his firing squad, saying, “We’ve all done things that we regret, if we are talking about bringing the discourse down. Joy, you’ve worn blackface. And Whoopi you said that Roman Polanski, ‘it wasn’t rape-rape’ when he raped a little girl!”
Joy Behar vigorously denied she had worn blackface, but it was a lie. A few keystrokes typed into a search engine yield results showing her wearing a “beautiful African woman costume.” Behar admitted she darkened her skin for the occasion. The costume even aired on “The View.”
Whoopi Goldberg tried to shut Trump down but it was no use.
Years ago in a discussion of Polanski, she said, “I know it wasn’t rape-rape. It was something else but I don’t believe it was rape-rape. He went to jail and when they let him out he was like, ‘You know what, this guy’s going to give me a hundred years in jail. I’m not staying.’ So that’s why he left.”
Although Hollywood celebrities like Goldberg defend or at least attempt to minimize what Polanski did, normal people think what he did was rape.
In 1977 Polanski, then 43, was indicted for raping then-13-year-old Samantha Geimer. The grand jury charged the movie director with rape by use of drugs, perversion, sodomy, lewd and lascivious act upon a child under fourteen, and furnishing a controlled substance to a minor. He pled guilty on a charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. He fled the United States in 1978 before sentencing and has been a fugitive ever since.
Facts don’t shut up leftists. Behar and Goldberg just kept blathering on with their mindless Trump-hatred.
So, all in all, just another day for the Democrat-media-entertainment complex.
This article by Matthew Vadum appeared Nov. 11, 2019, at FrontPageMag.