“The View” co-hosts had a field day with former President Donald Trump’s interview on Fox News’ “Hannity,” in which he claimed presidents can declassify documents simply by “thinking about it.” Whoopi Goldberg led the reactions, as she closed her eyes and pinched her fingers — pretending to be deep in thought — saying, “I’m thinking him into jail.”
The comment drew uproarious applause from the audience, leading fellow co-host Sunny Hostin to chime in sarcastically, “Because you could just think about stuff, and the stuff just happens.”
Trump made the remark following New York Attorney General Letitia James’ announcement of the state’s lawsuit against him, his family members and company over widespread fraud claims, seeking a quarter of a billion dollars in damages. Hostin continued, “You know [James] has receipts. It’s a 220-page lawsuit, and it lays out his annual financial statements for years and years and years.”
There is a separate ongoing criminal investigation, which Trump denounced as a “witch hunt,” that involves the highly sensitive documents that were seized by federal agents from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home and resort in Florida. The ex-president’s own legal team has resisted efforts to affirm whether the documents in question were declassified.
Joy Behar chimed in, reacting to the news that Trump has been accused of inflating his earnings and assets for decades: “He exaggerates everything,” she said, adding that he will probably joke that he has the “biggest, most beautiful” cell once he goes to jail. “Fourteen-thousand square foot cell I’m in!”