Time Magazine caught headlines on Friday after it put President Donald Trump on its cover and made it look like he saw himself as a king:
SO thrilled about my first @TIME cover story, written with the wonderful @mollyesque . Read it to learn about Trump’s war on Robert Mueller — and why it may be working
— Tessa Berenson (@tcberenson) June 7, 2018
The photo’s caption read, “KING ME” and the story was about Trump’s alleged “war” on special counsel Robert Mueller.
Joy Behar, who co-hosts The View, suggested on Friday that she’d thought of a scenario in which Trump would try to assume authority like that.
“Now, the new ‘Time’ magazine cover was ripped straight out of my nightmares,” Behar told viewers on Friday.
Watch Behar’s reaction below:
The cover came amid complaints about Trump claiming he could pardon himself:
As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong? In the meantime, the never ending Witch Hunt, led by 13 very Angry and Conflicted Democrats (& others) continues into the mid-terms!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2018
“He wants to pardon himself,” Behar said. “He says he’s above the law.”
After co-host Sunny Hostin suggested that Trump was like a dictator, Behar asked, “Am I wrong or didn’t the founding fathers come up with the Constitution … to avoid this exact thing?” Behar asked.
“A lot of people died in the Revolutionary War because of that,” she added.
Co-host Meghan McCain chimed in, arguing that most people in America didn’t care about the Time Magazine cover and thought that the media regularly reported “fake news.”
Behar also argued that Trump was acting like a king when he attacked the media. “The business of fake news and all the lying that he does, and denigrating the press — to me, that is like the erosion of democracy. It is the exact king-like behavior,” she said.