'The View' co-host: Trump making 'phallic reference’ with ‘Rocket Man’ talk

A co-host on ABC's "The View" weighed in on President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE referring to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man," with one host theorizing that the characterization is actually a "phallic reference to masculine dominance."

"I stick by my theory that ‘Rocket Man’ might be a smart move,” co-host Sarah Haines said on Wednesday. “If you think of Putin and you think of Kim Jong Un and you think of Donald Trump they love these phallic references to masculine dominance.”

“Is 'Rocket Man' masculine?” co-host Sunny Hostin asked.

“Well, rocket, hello!" injected co-host Joy Behar.

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“You didn’t see my hand go up like this,” Whoopi Goldberg added as she raised her hand straight up. “You don’t know what I was talking about?”

“All the men in the room know what I mean when you refer to someone as ‘Rocket Man,' " Haines continued. “I’m not convinced there’s not a psychology here of it takes one to know one.”

“I know, but who needs it?” Behar asked. “This is why you need women running the world. Who needs these rockets? You need a nice little cocoon.”

“It’s just one of those things. As we said, we know that folks are really thrilled,” Goldberg said. “I guess I prefer diplomacy.”

Behar concluded that the only way to resolve tensions with North Korea as it continues to test missiles and advance its nuclear program is to negotiate.

“Here’s the bottom line. Everybody wants something,” Behar concluded. "He [Trump’s] the great deal-maker. He’s going to make a great deal. Threatening your opponent is not making a deal. Sit down and make a deal.”

The commentary comes after Trump's threat on Tuesday to destroy North Korea during his first address to the United Nations General Assembly.

“Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime,” Trump said in his remarks to world leaders and ambassadors.

“No nation on Earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles,” he continued.

“The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.”