ABC Correspondent Rips Into Joy Behar Over Syria Strike: ‘You Have To Question Your Humanity’ [VIDEO]

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

ABC News correspondent Paula Faris lit into co-host Joy Behar on “The View” Friday over President Donald Trump’s air strike on Syria.

During a discussion about the U.S. strike on a Syrian airfield in response to a deadly chemical attack, Faris said anyone who can look at the pictures of those children and not understand why the president had to act should “question their humanity.”

The ladies compared Trump’s reaction to Barack Obama’s in 2013 when he was faced with a similar situation and did nothing. (RELATED: Joy Behar: Trump ‘Needs To Be Taken Out Of Office’)


“If he had not gone to Congress, President Obama, they would have impeached him,” Behar exclaimed. “They would have impeached him. They were out to get him.”

“President Trump did not have the authority to do this without Congress, and that is why,” Sunny Hostin interjected.

“Russia is also backing Trump,” Behar said. “I don’t trust anything that goes on between Trump and Russia right now. And neither should you.”

“But if you can’t allow yourself to be effected by looking at those pictures and the videos of those children not being able to breath, then the children dying, you have to question your humanity,” Faris responded to the Behar. “You have to question your humanity.”

“Please, this is not personal… about questioning anybody’s humanity,” Behar snapped back.

“No, you have to,” Faris said. “How can you not question somebody’s humanity?”

“These are military operations we’re talking about here,” Behar responded.

“We are talking about dead children,” Faris responded. “Dead children!”

“There are many atrocities that have gone on in the 20th century..please,” Behar said as she threw her hands up in the air in disgust.

Update: This story originally said Obama was faced with a similar situation in Syria last year. It has been corrected to reflect that it was in 2013.

Katie Jerkovich

Entertainment Reporter


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