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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 BidenBiden overruled Blinken, top officials on initial refugee cap decision: report Suicide bombing hits Afghan security forces Jim Jordan, Val Demings get in shouting match about police during hearing MORE

Co-host Abby HuntsmanAbigail (Abby) Haight HuntsmanMeghan McCain blasts NY Times: 'Everyone already knows how much you despise' conservative women Abby Huntsman leaving 'The View' to help run father's gubernatorial campaign De Niro: 'I would disown' my kids if they acted like Trump's 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 BeharIvanka Trump gets vaccine, urges public to do the same Fox News's Dean says 'View' won't book her over Cuomo criticism Meghan McCain and Joy Behar argue over whether antifa 'does exist' MORE said in agreement.   
 
“I think it was just poor form on Julián’s part,” co-host Sunny HostinSunny HostinCNN and MSNBC legal analyst Midwin Charles dead at 47 Meghan McCain hits back at critics of comments decrying 'identity politics' Sunny Hostin: 'I feel like a hostage' to assault rifle owners MORE said. “And it’s stupid because Bernie SandersBernie SandersNewsmax host: Jury decided to 'sacrifice' Chauvin to the mob Lawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' Senate confirms SEC chief Gensler to full five-year term MORE actually is 78. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenLawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' World passes 3 million coronavirus deaths Poll: 56 percent say wealth tax is part of solution to inequality 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.