Throughout the duration of Donald Trump’s presidency, the Trump administration has been well-known for their outspoken Christian faith and conservative values. Vice President Mike Pence is one of several members of the administration who consistently shift America’s focus to God, faith, and prayer amid political issues.
In a recent episode of “Celebrity Big Brother,” former White House employee Omarosa — who made national headlines last year following her sudden departure — mocked Pence’s Christian faith. She claimed Pence was “worse” than President Trump because he’s “extreme” and “thinks Jesus tells him to say things.”
“The View” co-hosts responded to Omarosa’s remarks on Tuesday, February 13th. Aside from Senator John McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, all of the regular hosts blasted Pence over his Christian faith.
Sunny Hostin told viewers that Mike Pence was a “hated figure” and “not very popular” in Indiana where she attended law school.
“I think we’re in a dangerous situation. I’m Catholic. I’m a faithful person, but I don’t know if I want my Vice President speaking in tongues and having Jesus speak to him. I don’t know if I want that,” Hostin said.
Joy Behar jumped in, “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you. That’s called mental illness if I’m not correct, hearing voices.”
Later in the show, Behar did contradict herself saying she actually doesn’t think Pence is mentally ill and despite his religion, she thinks he would be “better than President Trump” because “Trump is the worst that we’ve ever had” in her eyes.
Meanwhile, McCain and the show’s guest host — Sherri Shepherd — defended Pence’s values. Shepherd assured Behar that Christianity is a two-way relationship with Jesus, but it was clear she is not a supporter of this administration.
The guest stated, “As a Christian, that’s just part of the chorus. You talk to Jesus, Jesus talks back. What concerns me is how long is the conversation. I talk to Jesus...But even in the Bible, it says, ‘Do all things in moderation.’ Anything that is too much is concerning.”
McCain, who was clearly flustered and heated throughout this segment by the host’s mockery of faith, also noted that she believes Jesus speaks to her.
She explained, “We turned it into a discussion about the criticism of value voters in this country, a criticism of Mike Pence and his faith, Jesus speaking to him, you saying that [Joy Behar], I think Jesus speaks to me every morning.”
Watch a video of that exchange from “The View” below:
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