Joy Behar walks back remark calling Trump a 'domestic terrorist' on 'The View'

Joy BeharJosephine (Joy) Victoria BeharJohn Bolton says he has no 'fear' of testifying under oath about Trump Joy Behar walks back remark calling Trump a 'domestic terrorist' on 'The View' Meghan McCain lauds Trump ad roasting Pelosi over ice cream-themed interview: 'A kill shot' MORE, co-host of ABC's "The View," referred to President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrat calls on White House to withdraw ambassador to Belarus nominee TikTok collected data from mobile devices to track Android users: report Peterson wins Minnesota House primary in crucial swing district MORE as a "domestic terrorist" on Thursday's show, a remark she walked back later in the program.

Her initial comment came during a discussion of the president's characterization of protesters in Seattle as domestic terrorists after they briefly took over City Hall and declared one neighborhood a police-free autonomous zone.

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"He has the nerve to call anybody a domestic terrorist. He's the domestic terrorist," Behar said before listing off several former Trump associates who have run afoul of the law.

Later in the program, fellow co-host Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi GoldbergOn 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 Artists join call to Congress to help club and concert venues during pandemic Joy Behar walks back remark calling Trump a 'domestic terrorist' on 'The View' MORE asked Behar to revisit her earlier comments about Trump.

"I'm not calling anybody names like he does," Behar said. "It's just that it seems ironic that he would be calling people domestic terrorists. I mean, I'll get in trouble for calling him a domestic terrorist. He won't get in trouble for calling innocent people domestic terrorists -- that's the irony of this conversation. So I take it back, I take it back."

The Seattle Times reported Thursday that demonstrators in the city placed a large banner on a police station in what has been dubbed the "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone" after police evacuated the neighborhood. The protesters later declared: “This Space is Now Property of the Seattle People."

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Following Trump's remarks on the unrest, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) mocked the president's tweet.

“Make us all safe. Go back to your bunker,” Durkan tweeted, with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.