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Joy Behar triggered by Country Music Association awards. Yes, it's Trump-related.

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Joy Behar, co-host of "The View," was triggered by the Country Music Association awards. Why? The program left out political statements. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

Joy Behar isn't too happy with the Country Music Association's award show.

See, ol' Joy got triggered on Thursday's episode of "The View" because the CMA awards that aired the previous night stayed away from politics.

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg called it a "welcome break" and co-host Abby Huntsman couldn't have been happier, calling country music artists "the most humble people."

But Behar wasn't impressed.

“Maybe I'm overreacting to this, but I believe that everybody should be involved in politics right now. I really do. I don't believe that you get a pass just because you're a performer,” she said to considerable applause.

But while Goldberg countered that “not everybody wants to watch it on television,” such a concern wasn't acceptable to Behar, who emphasized that her "personal belief is that we are in an emergency, the democracy is at risk" — presumably her dog whistle to mean President Donald Trump — "and that everybody should be speaking up, everybody."

The crowd was into it.

Goldberg said that voters did just that, coming out in droves last week for the midterm elections and turning over control of the House of Representatives to Democrats — and that even she doesn't like talking about politics when she does her own shows.

Co-host Sunny Hostin noted that some country artists have said they don't want to lose their audiences by bringing politics into their performances and would rather just "entertain," making a wide-eyed face as she concluded her statement.

“I know that if I stayed neutral I would make 10 times more money than I earn, to tell the truth," Behar continued, "but I make the decision to speak my mind and give my opinion because that’s what I believe should be done."

She added that a lot of entertainers who want to stay politically neutral "have made enough money."

(H/T: NewsBusters)

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