A co-host on "The View" became visibly angry Thursday during a discussion after two of her fellow co-hosts pointed out that former President Barack Obama — like current President Donald Trump — used tear gas on migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Admitting that she doesn't care what Obama did, co-host Sunny Hostin adamantly announced that she wants to focus on what Trump is doing instead.
What was the exchange all about?
During a segment on the Trump administration's decision to use tear gas on migrant caravan members who threw rocks at U.S. Border Patrol agents, co-hosts Meghan McCain and Abby Huntsman pointed out the hypocrisy in being angry about Trump's decision when Obama did the same thing during his administration.
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg began the segment by pointing to a National Review article, which noted that when Obama used tear gas on migrants who attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, few media outlets criticized him for the move — behavior entirely contrary to how many of the media are treating Trump's decision to exercise the same practice.
Co-host Joy Behar interjected and asked, "Do they have a photo like that when Obama was in office?" pointing to the now-viral photo of Maria Meza fleeing from the border with her two children in tow.
McCain responded, "Homeland Security data does validate that, that it happened multiple times — more than once a month, in fact — during the Obama years."
Huntsman added, "In that piece, it said over a period of four months in 2014 under the Obama years, HHS allegedly placed a number of unaccompanied children into the hands of a ring of human traffickers, who forced [the children] to work on egg farms in and around Ohio, leading to a federal and criminal indictment."
"According to the indictment," Huntsman continued, "the minor victims were forced to work six and seven days a week, 12 hours per day. These are the things we don't talk about."
What happened next?
That's when Hostin lost her patience.
"The last I checked, President Obama is no longer in office!" she said. "This 'but Obama' defense doesn't work for me. ... President Trump is in office! ... I don't care what Obama did! I care what Trump is doing right here, right now!"
McCain shot back, "[I]f you’re infuriated now, you should’ve been infuriated then."