The 5,000th episode of ABC’s The View was the show’s most-watched telecast (3.021 million) in more than six months (since April 26). And something tells me it wasn’t because of the anniversary cake.
With even the conservative co-hosts Meghan McCain and Abby Huntsman having their own bones to pick with Jr., the episode — promoted all week — was bound to be a scorcher. Show moderator Whoopi Goldberg wouldn’t utter his name, co-host Sunny Hostin called out lies, and Huntsman compared Trump tactics to dictators.
Jr. was clearly hunting for bear (no leopards being around) and had some nasty put-downs at the ready for Goldberg (the Polanski thing) and Joy Behar (the infamous long-ago darkened skin Halloween costume — or, as her foes call it, “blackface”).
The showdown went viral, and now it seems even old-school viewers were watching en masse.
Read all about it — and watch some highlights — here.