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 BidenSome Sanders top allies have urged him to withdraw from 2020 race: report Sunday shows preview: As coronavirus spreads in the U.S., officials from each sector of public life weigh in Trump defends firing of intel watchdog, calling him a 'disgrace' 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 BeharCalifornia governor responds to Nunes on canceling school: 'We'll continue to listen to the experts' Meghan McCain announces pregnancy, plans to telecommute to 'The View' Meghan McCain: Trump will replace Pence with Haley to counter 'identity politics' MORE said in agreement.   
 
“I think it was just poor form on Julián’s part,” co-host Sunny HostinSunny HostinJoy Behar taking time off from 'The View' due to coronavirus concerns: report Whoopi accidentally pitches Jill Biden as surgeon general Ocasio-Cortez defends Sanders running as a Democrat: It's 'more than what you call yourself' MORE said. “And it’s stupid because Bernie SandersBernie SandersSome Sanders top allies have urged him to withdraw from 2020 race: report We're at war and need wartime institutions to keep our economy producing what's necessary Larry David: Bernie Sanders should drop out of 2020 race MORE actually is 78. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocrats seize on Trump's firing of intelligence community watchdog Biden says his administration could help grow 'bench' for Democrats Overnight Health Care: CDC recommends face coverings in public | Resistance to social distancing sparks new worries | Controversy over change of national stockpile definition | McConnell signals fourth coronavirus bill 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.