Joy Behar Speaks Out Against Trump’s Pause on Immigration Amid Pandemic

Monday, President Trump announced he was suspending immigration amid the pandemic.

Trump tweeted:

In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!

Now, host of “The View” is speaking out against the order, claiming Trump’s motivations behind it are not to save lives but just to fire up his base.

DailyCaller reports Joy Behar slammed the Trump administration’s temporary immigration pause, claiming Wednesday that “ban immigrants” was President Donald Trump’s response to every problem.

Behar made the comments on ABC’s “The View,” also claiming that the president had only implemented a temporary immigration ban because it would help to rally his base.

Behar began by making the case for immigration, noting that some 25% of doctors in the United States were immigrants and appearing to suggest that an immigration ban would keep doctors from getting into the United States.

She went on to claim that the president’s move was calculated to cater to his base. “Trump’s answer to everything is ban immigrants and scapegoat foreigners to fire up the hardliners in his base. It always seems to work for him, so he keeps on doing it. I’m hoping it will stop working soon,” Behar added.

Behar concluded that Trump might actually have to get sick himself to appreciate the number of immigrants who might take part in his care.

“One thing I would like to point out about this topic is Boris Johnson — remember him? The poster child for Brexit, which basically boils down to a tactic to stop immigration. He just thanked two immigrants — I think it was a couple of weeks ago. He thanked two immigrants for saving his life. So I guess it has to happen to them for any kind of awakening, you know?” she asked, adding, “I don’t even know if — truthfully, I don’t even know if that would change Trump because even if he was sick — God forbid, I don’t want to anybody to get sick, I still don’t think he would understand what he’s saying. That’s how ambitious and narcissistic this man is.”