Joy Behar on Trump: 'Why can't he be brought up on charges of hate speech?'

"The View" co-host Joy BeharJosephine (Joy) Victoria BeharJill Biden: 'Irresponsible' for people to attend Trump rallies without masks 'The View' star Behar: 'Dreaming of the day we say President Pelosi' Joy Behar says Biden should 'stay away' from more debates with Trump MORE questioned Thursday why President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign slams Facebook after thousands of ads blocked by platform's pre-election blackout Mnuchin says he learned of Pelosi's letter to him about stimulus talks 'in the press' Harris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden MORE can't "be brought up on charges of hate speech" over his attacks against four minority Democratic congresswomen in which he told them to "go back" to other countries.

The question from Behar came the morning after the president's rally in North Carolina, where members of the crowd chanted "send her back" as Trump went after Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOcasio-Cortez: Republicans don't believe Democrats 'have the stones to play hardball' Progressive lawmakers call for United Nations probe into DHS 'human rights abuses' Ocasio-Cortez hits Trump for 'disrespect' over calling her AOC during debates MORE (D-Minn.), who was born in Somalia before coming to the U.S. as a refugee.

"He doesn’t care or doesn’t acknowledge the fact that what he is doing is possibly inviting violence towards these women, and women who are saying this is wrong. I don’t like this," co-host Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi GoldbergABC's Martha Raddatz says she didn't see a lot of 'enthusiasm for Joe Biden' in cross-country trip Meghan McCain says she believes report Trump called fallen soldiers 'losers' On The Money: Treasury, SBA to disclose small business loans of 0K and above | Apple closes stores in states with spikes in coronavirus cases | Artists call on Congress to help club and concert venues during pandemic MORE said. 

"No question," agreed co-host Sunny HostinSunny HostinJill Biden: 'Irresponsible' for people to attend Trump rallies without masks Breonna Taylor's family attorney calls for 'peaceful protests in her name' Black GOP candidate accuses Behar of wearing black face in heated interview MORE.


"This involves every female in this country," Goldberg argued.

"Why can’t he be brought up on charges of hate speech?" Behar asked before later adding, "Why can’t he be sued by the ACLU for hate speech? I don’t get it. How does he get away with this," referring to the American Civil Liberties Union.

Trump sparked a firestorm starting Sunday when he tweeted that Omar and three other Democratic congresswomen — all U.S. citizens and members of minority groups — should "go back" to their home countries.

All of the Democrats were born in the U.S. with the exception of Omar, and Trump's remarks have been called out as racist by much of the Democratic Party and a handful of Republicans.

Trump continued to push the narrative around the freshman congresswomen, dubbed "the squad," during the rally in Greenville, N.C., on Wednesday night.

“The leading voices of the Democrat Party are left-wing extremists who reject everything our nation stands for,” Trump told the crowd. “These left-wing ideologues see our nation as a force of evil.”

Rep. Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenRemoving slurs, bigotry from places on our maps paves the way to remove them from all aspects of our lives Safeguarding US elections by sanctioning Russian sovereign debt The Memo: Trump furor stokes fears of unrest MORE (D-Texas) called for additional security funding for House members following the president's rally after the crowd broke into chants of “send her back,” referring to Omar.

“The president now has pushed the envelope to an extreme by taking this beyond his words to the words of other people,” Green, the ranking member of the House Financial Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, told Hill.TV on Thursday.