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

"The View" co-host Joy BeharJosephine (Joy) Victoria BeharBehar to Klobuchar: 'If you were a man, you'd be further ahead' Trump Jr's 'Triggered' debuts at No. 1 on NY Times bestseller list Trump Jr. visit to 'The View' boosts ratings to highest in six months MORE questioned Thursday why President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Vulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Trump appears to set personal record for tweets in a day 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 OmarIlhan Omar responds to 'Conservative Squad': 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' Biden narrowly ahead in Iowa as Sanders surges, Warren drops: poll Sanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire 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 GoldbergTrump Jr. visit to 'The View' boosts ratings to highest in six months Joy Behar roasted for denying wearing blackface: 'Enjoy the cancel culture you created' Meghan McCain to Trump Jr. on 'The View': 'You and your family have hurt a lot of people' MORE said. 

"No question," agreed co-host Sunny HostinSunny HostinMeghan McCain to Trump Jr. on 'The View': 'You and your family have hurt a lot of people' Clinton: 'I probably came across as too serious' in 2016 election Meghan McCain: Women would be called 'crazy bitches' if they acted like male Trump allies 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. GreenDemocrats reach cusp of impeachment Feehery: Losing faith in the people and the Constitution Warren, Buttigieg fight echoes 2004 campaign, serves as warning for 2020 race 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.