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 BidenLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Ex-Obama official on Sanders-Warren feud: 'I don't think it played out well for either of them' Parnas says he doesn't think that Joe Biden did anything wrong regarding Ukraine MORE (D) announced his White House bid on the show, according to Fox News.

The November episode became contentious as guests Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpComedians post fake Army recruitment posters featuring Trump Jr. Trump Jr., Ivanka garner support in hypothetical 2024 poll FWS: There's 'no basis' to investigate Trump Jr.'s Mongolian hunting trip MORE, President TrumpDonald John TrumpLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Saudi Arabia paid 0 million for cost of US troops in area Parnas claims ex-Trump attorney visited him in jail, asked him to sacrifice himself for president MORE’s son, and Kimberly GuilfoyleKimberly Ann GuilfoyleKimberly Guilfoyle to lead joint Trump, RNC fundraising committee GOP lawmakers, Trump campaign rip 'liberal law professors' testifying in impeachment hearing University of Florida student government president faces impeachment over Trump Jr. appearance 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 McCainMeghan McCain blasts NY Times: 'Everyone already knows how much you despise' conservative women Sanders aide hits 'millionaires on "The View"' after segment on Warren dispute Meghan McCain blasts Trump for 'bullying widows at a public rallies' 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 blasts NY Times: 'Everyone already knows how much you despise' conservative women Whoopi Goldberg on fight with Meghan McCain: 'Sometimes it goes off the rails' Meghan McCain after confrontation with Whoopi Goldberg: 'I won't be quiet' 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.”