'The View' Co-Hosts Slam Lara Trump's Government Shutdown Comments

The View's co-hosts had a thing or two to say about comments Eric Trump's wife, Lara Trump, made about the partial government shutdown. They denounced remarks she expressed regarding federal workers being forced to work without getting paid for 33 days.

During an appearance on Bold TV on Monday, Lara shared her thoughts on how the shutdown has affected federal workers. While she thanked them for enduring "a little bit of pain" as the shutdown marches on, she wanted them to understand the bigger picture of what the closure represents.

"Listen, this is....it's not fair to you, and we all get that, but this is so much bigger than any one person," she said. "It is a little bit of pain, but it's going to be for the future of our country and their children and their grandchildren, and generations after them will thank them for their sacrifice right now."

The partial closure's impact on federal government employees has been a hot topic on The View ever since the shutdown commenced on December 22, 2018. With this in mind, the co-hosts didn't shy away from criticizing the president's daughter-in-law head on.

Joy Behar introduced the topic by saying Lara doesn't appear to see the shutdown as a "big deal." After Sunny Hostin read Lara's full statement from Bold TV aloud, Meghan McCain was quick to note how this was all "such a bad look." However, Hostin then suggested Lara can't understand what the federal workers are experiencing since she is married to a wealthy man.

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TV host Joy Behar is pictured in still from "The View" on January 7, 2019. ABC/Lou Rocco

"I just feel like if you are a millionaire's wife, you may not understand that there are families who can't afford to feed their children," Hostin said.

Abby Huntsman got heated over this matter as well. She noted that while federal employees aren't receiving payment for offering free labor, lawmakers are still earning paychecks.

"You know who else is getting paid though? The lawmakers are getting paid," Huntsman said. "Some of them have vowed to donate all of their money to federal workers who aren't getting paid. But I'm sorry, why are the people who can't do their damn job—why are they still getting paid? Would any of us in our jobs get paid if we didn't deliver?"

To close, co-host Whoopi Goldberg offered up a way to help those directly facing the impact of the government shutdown, including "giving somebody fare to get to work" or "helping them pay for childcare." McCain, for her part, recommended for viewers to "call" local representatives to inform them about how "things are absolutely out of control."

While Trump had said the shutdown will last for "as long as it takes," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that Democrats intend to halt the president from delivering his planned State of Union address until the government reopens, according to CNBC.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took to Twitter on Wednesday to share a letter Trump had addressed to Pelosi. In the letter, Trump had stated how he initially planned to give the speech on January 29. He argued that "it would be so very sad for our Country if the State of the Union were not delivered on time, on schedule and very importantly, on location!"

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