Former Governor Mike Huckabee and his daughter, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders were invited on "The View," and the segment quickly became a Trump-bashing festival, with the Huckabees defending the president.
Joy Behar seemed to break the ice for the aggressive questions as she actually asked who approved of Huckabee going on the show, and whether they were fired for it.
“You always say I'll get back to you,” Behar said. “What is that about? Why do you keep saying ‘I’ll get back to you?’”
"In a lot of times I get back to the individual reporters, it may not be on camera," she responded. "I am in contact with them 24 hours, seven days a week constantly."
“Who approved you coming here? The Mooch?” Behar followed up, referring to Anthony Scaramucci's nickname. “I mean, is that why he was fired? I’m shocked that you're here.”
"Well let me talk to you, Mike," Behar said in a later part of the interview, "because you are my favorite Republican.
"The things that he says about women are just horrendous," she said, "and we all know that, so let's not pretend that he hasn't said some horrifying things about women. OK, we know that. Just nod, you don't have to say anything, just nod..."
"Having said that, how can you let your daughter defend him?" she asked.
"Well he's also empowered a lot of women, I mean he's given my daughter an incredible opportunity," Governor Huckabee said. "Look at the women that he's hired, not only in the White House, but also the women that he's hired in the private sector."
"He does have a history, Governor, of, with his father, of precluding people of color from living in his buildings," Sunny Hostin said, "I mean it's well documented history of racism. How can you sit here and say he's not a racist?"
Governor Huckabee pointed out that he was Trump invited Jews to join his golf club at Mar-A-Lago, and that he had hired many African-American.
"But he says nicer things about Neo-Nazis than he does about President Obama!" Behar exclaimed.
"No, that's not true," Governor Huckabee protested.
"That's cherry-picking statements and making them into something they're not," said Huckabee-Sanders, pointing out her own historic position in his administration.
Behar also challenged them as Evangelicals, saying their support for Trump went against their religious principles.
"Nobody voted for him to be their Sunday school teacher," explained Governor Huckabee, who went on to say that he could disagree with Trump as long as his overall policy agenda items were in line with his religious principles.