Trump Jr. visit to 'The View' boosts ratings to highest in six months

Trump Jr. visit to 'The View' boosts ratings to highest in six months
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The 5,000th episode of “The View” garnered over 3 million views, the show’s most-watched episode in over 6 months, Deadline reported.

The Nov. 7 episode brought in 3.021 million viewers, the highest number since April, when former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenMomentum growing among Republicans for Supreme Court vote before Election Day Trump expects to nominate woman to replace Ginsburg next week Video of Lindsey Graham arguing against nominating a Supreme Court justice in an election year goes viral MORE (D) announced his White House bid on the show, according to Fox News.

The November episode became contentious as guests Donald Trump Jr.Don John Trump'Tiger King' star Joe Exotic requests pardon from Trump: 'Be my hero please' Zaid Jilani discusses Trump's move to cancel racial sensitivity training at federal agencies Trump International Hotel in Vancouver closes permanently MORE, President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS reimposes UN sanctions on Iran amid increasing tensions Jeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Trump supporters chant 'Fill that seat' at North Carolina rally MORE’s son, and Kimberly GuilfoyleKimberly Ann GuilfoyleKid Rock opens Trump rally by saying 'fake media' will say it didn't happen Kid Rock to headline Trump rally in Michigan Pence set to attend fundraiser hosted by couple who shared QAnon posts MORE, a senior adviser for Trump’s 2020 campaign and Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, battled with the show’s liberal and conservative-leaning hosts.

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Co-host Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainKasich to Meghan McCain: Concern over abortion 'dwarfed' by need to beat Trump Meghan McCain says she believes report Trump called fallen soldiers 'losers' Meghan McCain hits Ivanka Trump's defense of president's Twitter: It's not a 'communication style,' it's 'cruelty' MORE told Trump Jr., “You and your family have hurt a lot of people and put a lot of people through a lot of pain,” including Khizr Khan and his wife Ghazala Khan, Gold Star parents who have spoken out against President Trump and who Trump has repeatedly attacked. 

“Does all of this make you feel good?” McCain asked.  

"I don't think any of that makes me feel good, but I do think that we got into this because we wanted to do what's right for America,” Trump Jr. said.

“I understand that he’s controversial,” he said later in the interview. “I understand that he’s offended a lot of people, but I also understand he took on the establishment, and that’s the premier sin in American politics these days to do that.”

Trump Jr. also feuded with co-host Joy Behar as she criticized the president. He accused her of wearing blackface, which Behar immediately denied and co-host Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi GoldbergMeghan McCain says she believes report Trump called fallen soldiers 'losers' On 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 MORE also denied.

"[President Trump] called some Mexicans rapists, he attacked the handicapped, he bragged about it," she said. "We heard the 'Access' tape, where he bragged about grabbing women by their genitalia."

"We've all done things that we regret. I mean, if we're talking about bringing a discourse down, Joy, you've worn blackface," Trump Jr. responded. Behar has admitted to wearing makeup that was “a little bit darker than skin” in a 2016 episode of “The View.”