Huntsman of 'The View' declares Castro campaign dead after Biden moment

The hosts of ABC's "The View" on Friday all ripped former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro for his attack on former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSupport drops for Medicare for All but increases for public option Bolton told ex-Trump aide to call White House lawyers about Ukraine pressure campaign: report Federal prosecutors in New York examining Giuliani business dealings with Ukraine: report MORE

Co-host Abby HuntsmanAbigail (Abby) Haight HuntsmanMeghan McCain: Trump, Giuliani 'blowing it on a JV level' Huntsman of 'The View' declares Castro campaign dead after Biden moment 'The View' co-host Abby Huntsman gives birth to twins MORE said Castro's campaign would not survive after considerable blowback from Democrats over his remarks widely seen as going after the 76-year-old former vice president's age.

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“I found it cringe-worthy,” said Huntsman, the daughter of U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Huntsman. “And if I were to predict anything, that was probably the nail in the coffin for Castro. This is one of the last times you will see him on a debate stage.”  
 
Castro is currently polling at 1 percent in the RealClearPolitics index of polls. 
 
The former Obama Cabinet member went after Biden during a disagreement over health care. Castro claimed that Biden had made a mistake over who could be automatically enrolled in his plan — a matter the two camps were still battling over on Friday. 
 
Castro got personal when he repeatedly criticized Biden's memory. 

"Are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago?" Castro said to Biden. "I can't believe that you said, two minutes ago, that they had to buy in and now you're forgetting that. We need a health care system where you're automatically enrolled."

Biden did not specifically say that consumers would be required to buy in to his plan despite Castro's claim. 


“It feels 'yuck' when you do something like that,” co-host Joy BeharJosephine (Joy) Victoria BeharMeghan McCain, Ana Navarro get heated over whistleblower debate Huntsman of 'The View' declares Castro campaign dead after Biden moment Meghan McCain: 'I'm not living without guns' MORE said in agreement.   
 
“I think it was just poor form on Julián’s part,” co-host Sunny HostinSunny HostinClinton: '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 Huntsman of 'The View' declares Castro campaign dead after Biden moment MORE said. “And it’s stupid because Bernie SandersBernie SandersSupport drops for Medicare for All but increases for public option Hillicon Valley: Warren takes on Facebook over political ads | Zuckerberg defends meetings with conservatives | Civil liberties groups sound alarm over online extremism bill On The Money: Trump touts China trade deal | Wall Street, Washington see signs for caution | Trump threatens sanctions on Turkey | Sanders proposes sharp hike to corporate taxes MORE actually is 78. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSupport drops for Medicare for All but increases for public option Hillicon Valley: Warren takes on Facebook over political ads | Zuckerberg defends meetings with conservatives | Civil liberties groups sound alarm over online extremism bill Feehery: Trump may be down, but he's not out yet MORE is 70. Joe Biden is one of the younger ones. He’s 76, and Trump is older as well." 
 
If elected, Biden at 78 would be the oldest person to become president in U.S. history.