This is a classic leftist move.
Whenever they think they get what they want, leftists re-write history by pretending that they’ve been decent and respectful to their opposition during the latter’s leadership.
The ladies on the View are notorious for using this tactic.
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In an attempt to fend off conservative criticism of Jill Biden, Joy Behar just made a claim that is a full fledged lie.
In regards to the left-wing media’s treatment of First Lady Melania Trump, Behar said “I think we’ve been respectful to Melania.”
Really now Joy?
The View hosts were discussing an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal that urged Jill Biden to remove the "Dr." title.
Joy's false claim of respect for Melania starts at the 4:55 mark in the video below.
As Newsbusters points out, Behar and the View have made a habit of mocking the First Lady:
That’s a laugh. Mrs. Trump has been the target of several View episodes.
Just a few months into the President’s term, Joy Behar mocked the Trumps’ marriage with fellow liberal comedian Chelsea Handler on this May 2017 episode, spreading gossip that Melania was going to divorce her husband.
Former View host Abby Huntsman and guest host Yvette Nicole Brown had some particularly nasty comments about the First Lady and her marriage again on this October 2018 episode.
In March of 2018, Sunny Hostin slammed the First Lady for having an anti-cyber bullying campaign, when “she can't seem to control it in her own home.” But Hostin didn’t feel that way about Hillary Clinton’s actions towards the women who accused her husband of sexual assault. Hostin wouldn’t give Mrs. Trump slack, saying she was the “wrong messenger for everything.”
In this December 2019 episode, Behar and Hostin mocked the First Lady for defending her son against bullies but not climate activist, Greta Thunberg.
In several episodes, the hosts have made snippy jokes at Melania Trump's expense.
Joy Behar even shared her contempt for the First Lady on CNN. Of course there has been no shortage of hate from that network towards Melania Trump.
It should go without saying that his is the polar opposite of the warm and friendly treatment the View hosts have always given to Jill Biden. In fact, Whoopi Goldberg even proposed "hell of a Doctor" Jill Biden for Joe Biden's Surgeon General, back in May of this year.
In this episode, the ladies discussed the "fake Melania conspiracy:"
In the video below, you can hear the disdain for Melania that Joy has in her voice, as she wishes her a sarcastic "happy birthday."