Liberal comedian and co-host of ABC’s ‘The View’ reportedly apologized to Vice President Mike Pence after she publicly mocked his religious beliefs; claiming the national leader suffered from a “mental illness” because he believes in the power of prayer.
Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed Behar’s apology during a shareholder meeting Thursday, telling investors she apologized shortly after her outrageous comments.
“What do you say to the tens of millions of Christians, and President Trump supporters, that your networks have so blatantly offended and ascribed hateful labels?” asked Justin Danhof, a shareholder and general counsel for the National Center for Public Policy Research.
“Specifically, do you think, like Mrs. Hostin and Mrs. Behar, that the Christian faith is akin to a dangerous mental illness?” he pressed.
“I don’t know where I start. First of all, Joy Behar apologized to Vice President Pence directly. She made a call to him and apologized, which I thought was absolutely appropriate,” said Iger.
“I don’t think it was right,” he said, distancing himself from Behar’s vicious smear.
The left-wing comedian made national headlines last month when she equated the Vice President’s religious faith and belief in prayer with a “mental illness,” baselessly claiming Pence was “hearing voices.”
BEHAR GOES NUCLEAR: The View Host Calls Pence’s CHRISTIAN FAITH a ‘Mental Illness’
Left-leaning comedian Joy Behar viciously attacked Vice President Mike Pence’s faith on Tuesday, equating his faith to a “mental illness” and mocking the former Governor of Indiana’s steadfast belief in the power of prayer.
The comic’s intolerant rant began after ‘The View’ played a clip of former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman discussing the Vice President’s faith, where she baselessly claimed on reality television that “Jesus tells him to say things.”
“He’s not very popular at all,” said cohost Sunny Hostin. “I think when you have a Mike Pence who now sort of puts this religious veneer on things and calls people ‘values voters,’ I think we’re in a dangerous situation.”
“It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you,” added Behar. “That’s called mental illness if I’m not correct, he’s hearing voices.”
Watch Behar’s vicious comments above.
NICE TRY: ‘The View’ BLOWS OFF Anti-Christian Comments, Says Joy was ‘JOKING’
The cohosts over at ABC’s ‘The View’ tried to turn the page on Joy Behar’s viciously anti-Christian comments Thursday, just one day after Vice President Pence called the show “intolerant” for implying he was “mentally ill” over his religious beliefs.
“Do you think Christians are mentally ill?” asked co-host Whoopi Goldberg.
“That would make me mentally ill since I’m a Christian myself. That would make my mother mentally ill, my father, my aunt, my daughter. Of Course not. I don’t mean to offend people but apparently, I keep doing it,” deflected Behar. “It was a joke. Comedians are in danger these days.”
“This is a show that has had great relationships with all kinds of leaders of different religions,” added Whoopi. “We sit with each other, we don’t always agree, and we listen. We do make jokes, it is what happens on this show. You don’t have to agree with what we’re doing, but you have to understand that it does happen.”
Watch Behar defend her comments above.