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‘The View’ co-host loses it when confronted with Obama history on gassing migrants: ‘I don’t care!’

"The View" co-host Sunny Hostin gets visibly angry when confronted with former President Obama's past of using tear gas on migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2014. (Image source: ABC video screenshot)

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."

(H/T: Newsbusters)

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