Things got heated on Wednesday's airing of "The View" when conservative co-host Jedediah Bila opined that Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election simply because "she lied to people."
The comment came curing a discussion of Clinton's interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour during Tuesday night's Women for Women International event in New York, where Clinton blamed her electoral loss on everything from FBI Director James Comey to WikiLeaks to Russia.
"Every time I see her do an interview I'm waiting for a moment when she just doesn't blame anyone but herself and acknowledges why they lost," Bila said in response to Clinton's interview.
"The reason why she lost was that her foreign policy at the State Department was a disaster," Bila said. "Her intervention in Libya led to terrorist havens and the infiltration of ISIS. She lost because she picked a bad vice presidential candidate. She didn't do proper ground work in states like Wisconsin and states like Michigan and states like Pennsylvania. She lied to people!"
Liberal co-host Whoopi Goldberg fired back, interrupting Bila and told her that she shouldn't even be talking about the lies in which Clinton was caught.
"Don't bring up the lying," Goldberg said repeatedly in response. "Don't bring up the lying to people. Let's not put lies in it, 'cause if we're going to compare —" she trailed off.
"I can hear you on the other stuff," Goldberg continued, "but the lying I just can't handle."
Co-host Sara Haines admitted that she agreed with Bila, though she also admitted to being a Clinton supporter during the 2016 election.
"I think there was a moment after the election where so many of us stopped after looking at the polls and buildup and went, 'What did we miss?' " Haines said. "In some ways, I think she might still be missing some of it. I think there were messaging problems. She wasn't on the ground."
For her part, Sunny Hostin said that Clinton's loss to Donald Trump was something much more nefarious.
"This was a whitelash," Hostin explained. "There've been studies. Twenty percent of people voted because of racism, and I think after eight years of a black president, there was no way that this woman was going to win."