Donald Trump Jr. came prepared for a Thursday appearance on The View - drawing applause from the audience multiple times as he canvassed a wide-range of topics, including liberal hypocrisy over whistleblowers, the Bidens, and whether the Trump family is profiting from politics.
Outing' the whistleblower
When the ladies at The View tried to corner Trump Jr. over his 'outing' of the CIA-operative whistleblower, Eric Ciaramella when he tweeted a Breitbart News article which contained the name in the headline, Trump Jr. shot back "Let's not kid ourselves ... ABC right now is chasing down a whistleblower about all of the Epstein stuff because those stories were killed. So if we're going to have the conversation about the outrage of whistleblowers you worked with CBS to out the whistleblower."
CBS fired a former ABC News employee for leaking video which showed a frustrated Amy Robach admitting her network shelved the Epstein story during the 2016 US election.
Hunter Biden's payday
Trump Jr. then called out Hunter Biden - saying the former VP's son "utilized his father's vice presidency to magically end up on a board in Ukraine, with a language he doesn't speak, on a business he knows nothing about, for $83,000 per month. If I did that, you guys would lose your minds."
Host Sunny Hostin then tried to call the Trump family out for emoulments - claiming the Trump family has profited from their DC hotel, to which Trump Jr. responded "when we take money from a foreign entity ... we literally stroke a check back to the Treasury. We literally spend more money on accountants to make sure that's done right." (more applause). "We're literally not making money from any of those foreign governments. We're giving it back to the Treasury."
Blackface and defending Roman Polanski
Trump Jr. also called out co-host Joy Behar for wearing blackface. After bringing up President Trump's comments about grabbing women's genitalia, Trump Jr. replied: "We have all done things that we regret. If we’re talking about bringing the discourse down, Joy. You have worn blackface."
Behar responded "No, I have not. I have not."
Trump Jr. then brought up how co-host Whoopi Goldberg downplayed Roman Polansky's rape allegation in which she said "I know it wasn't rape-rape. It was something else but I don't believe it was rape-rape."
After Trump Jr. drew applause multiple times, host Joy Behar snapped at the audience: "This is not a MAGA rally!"