Why A Host Of The View Just Compared Donald Trump To Richard Nixon

If there's one talk show that spotlights opposing takes on American politics, it's "The View." The result? Regular on-air disagreements and, occasionally, arguments that go too far. The chat show's current panelists include progressive Joy Behar, moderate Democrat Whoopi Goldberg, left-leaning Sunny Hostin, and independent Sara Haines (per Newsweek). According to The Sun, Lindsey Granger has recently appeared on "The View" to replace Meghan McCain as the show's conservative voice.

Given their differing political leanings and backgrounds, it's no surprise that the panel may butt heads at times, especially when discussing divisive topics like former President Donald Trump. Recently, the women of "The View" have tackled the current committee hearings on the January 6, 2021 insurrection and the claims that Trump tried to manipulate the 2020 presidential election. On the show's June 22 episode, one host shared some controversial opinions on Trump and how he might be similar to Nixon, another former president known for his scandals and nearly being impeached.

The View host Lindsey Granger thinks Trump may be pardoned

The hosts of "The View" discussed the January 6 committee hearings and the election workers who faced threats following Trump's 2020 election loss. In the first part of the segment (via Youtube), the panel agreed that it was disheartening to learn about the harassment towards the election workers. However, the panelists disagreed on the purpose and potential outcome of the hearings.

Lindsey Granger seemed to doubt that the hearings will result in a positive resolution, saying, "If President Trump gets off and is criminally charged, you will have ignited his base to a point of no return, and he probably will win the next election." Joy Behar countered Granger's perspective, saying that this is "an American issue" and that, if Trump is indicted, he will be barred from federal office.

In the segment's second half (via Youtube), Granger continued to suggest that the hearings may be futile and will only encourage others involved in criminal investigations to "get rid of documents" to protect themselves from indictment. She then went on to say that others like Nixon have been pardoned after similar scandals, suggesting that Trump may be offered a similar pardon. Behar and Whoopi Goldberg defended the hearings, listing the "MAGA mobs threatening people" and the possibility of a future president overthrowing an election as major concerns if the investigations were dropped.