Joy Behar says Biden should 'stay away' from more debates with Trump

Joy Behar says Biden should 'stay away' from more debates with Trump
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“The View” co-host Joy BeharJosephine (Joy) Victoria BeharIvanka Trump doubles down on vaccine push with post celebrating second shot Meghan McCain promises 'consequences' if Republicans oust Cheney Hannity to interview Caitlyn Jenner following gubernatorial announcement MORE said Thursday that Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenAtlanta mayor won't run for reelection South Carolina governor to end pandemic unemployment benefits in June Airplane pollution set to soar with post-pandemic travel boom MORE should not appear in future debates against President TrumpDonald TrumpVeteran accused in alleged border wall scheme faces new charges Arizona Republicans to brush off DOJ concern about election audit FEC drops investigation into Trump hush money payments MORE

While discussing the aftermath of Tuesday night’s confrontational and chaotic first debate between the two, Behar said on the ABC talk show that Biden should “stay away” from any further head-to-head events with Trump. 

“Joe Biden has nothing to gain from this,” she said. “It’s a fiasco, it gives Trump a platform to lie, to give dog whistles to his base, to sort of instruct them to be violent in this very sort of semi-subtle way.”  


Behar added that “Biden is too much of a gentleman to be talking on the same stage with this neanderthal.” 

The "View" co-host's comments add to a wave of criticism against Trump for his repeated interruptions during the Cleveland debate, with Biden telling the president to "shut up" and stop his "yapping."

“Americans have seen enough” to make a decision, Behar said. 


“We don’t need to see any more,” she continued. “If you’re still undecided out there, you need to see a shrink.” 

Behar also responded to debate moderator Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceRepublicans hammer Biden on infrastructure while administration defends plan GOP senator: Two sides 'far apart' on infrastructure compromise Biden economic adviser frames infrastructure plan as necessary investment MORE telling The New York Times on Wednesday that he “never dreamt that it would go off the tracks the way it did.” 

“Really? Are you kidding me? Where has your head been for four years, Chris?” Behar questioned. “I’m sorry, my grandson who’s 9 years old could see this was going to be a mess.” 

During Tuesday’s debate, Wallace was forced to talk over the candidates multiple times, telling Trump at one point, "I think that the country would be better served if we allowed both people to speak with fewer interruptions.” 

CNN’s Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperCNN's Jake Tapper questions giving some GOP leaders airtime Cheney slams Trump on 'big lie' over election Biden adviser on schools reopening in the fall: 'We can't look in a crystal ball' MORE unloaded in the moments following the debate Tuesday evening, calling it “a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck.” 

"That was the worst debate I have ever seen, in fact it wasn't even a debate,” Tapper told viewers. “It was a disgrace."

In response to such complaints, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Wednesday that it would be looking into implementing changes ahead of the next two debates. CBS’s Norah O’Donnell reported Wednesday afternoon that among the changes is an option for moderators to cut candidates’ microphones.