Sunny Hostin

Recent TV Appearances

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ABC / Lou Rocco

ABC / Lou Rocco

Here are selected video clips of Sunny's recent television appearances.

Michael Cohen Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

The View | December 13, 2018 - The View co-hosts discuss the sentencing of Trump's former personal attorney and the deal reached between prosecutors and the publisher of the "National Enquirer." [ more ]

Who Knows Jennifer Lopez Best? Mom Lupe or Leah Remini

The View | December 12, 2018 - Mom Lupe and BFF Leah Remini go head-to-head on who knows more about their girl JLo — and Sunny finds out her first teenage crush was Ralph Macchio! [ more ]

White House Border Wall Debate With Pelosi, Schumer

The View | December 12, 2018 - Political fireworks erupted in the Oval Office between President Trump, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi — resulting in the president threatening to shut down the government over the border wall dispute. The co-hosts of The View discuss. [ more ]

The Search For Trump’s Chief Of Staff

The View | December 11, 2018 - The president is disputing reports that he's having a hard time finding a new White House chief of staff, after the administration announced that General John Kelly will leave at the end of the year. The co-hosts of The View weigh in. [ more ]

Church Cages Baby Jesus And Wise Men

The View | December 7, 2018 - A Massachusetts church made a political statement about immigration with the nativity scene by putting baby Jesus in a cage and a wall in front of the three Wise Men. The co-hosts of The View give their take on churches' involvement in politics. [ more ]

Oversexualization of Girls and Women in the Media

The View | December 6, 2018 - The co-hosts of The View have a candid discussion about the perception of women after Natalie Portman apologized for saying she didn't understand the dichotomy of Jessica Simpson, who was a virgin at the time, being photographed in a bikini. [ more ]

Mueller’s Memos On Flynn, Manafort, Cohen

The View | December 4, 2018 - New court filings due this week could shed new light on the way witnesses have been behaving behind closed doors in the special counsel's investigation. The co-hosts of The View discuss. [ more ]

Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty to Lying to Congress

The View | November 29, 2018 - The co-hosts of The View react to the president's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, pleading guilty to lying to Congress in a new deal with special counsel Robert Mueller in Trump-Russia probe. [ more ]

Sunny Hostin Hosts UNICEF Snowflake Gala

The View | November 28, 2018 - Sunny Hostin hosts UNICEF's 14th annual Snowflake Ball. [ more ]

Mueller Says Manafort Lied To FBI

The View | November 27, 2018 - Special Counsel Robert Mueller's legal team told a judge that President Trump’s one-time campaign chairman Paul Manafort has breached his cooperation agreement and lied to investigators, a new court filing shows. The co-hosts of The View weigh in. [ more ]

Trump Defends Saudis In Khashoggi Killing

The View | November 21, 2018 - President Trump defended Saudi Arabia in the face of mounting pressure over the slaying of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi saying, "It's a complex issue, it's a shame, but it is what it is." The co-hosts of The View discuss. [ more ]

Ivanka Sent Government Emails Via Personal Account, Report Says

The View | November 20, 2018 - The president's daughter and a top White House adviser reportedly sent hundreds of emails about government business from a personal email account last year. The co-hosts of The View discuss. [ more ]

Bombshells From Trump-Wallace Interview

The View | November 19, 2018 - The co-hosts of The View weigh in on the president's interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace where he gave himself an A+ on his presidency so far and explained his attacks on the media were only aimed at coverage that he considered “fake news.” [ more ]

Jim Acosta's Press Pass Restored

The View | November 16, 2018 - A federal judge ordered the White House to immediately restore the press pass of CNN's Chief White House Correspondent after the network filed a lawsuit suit claiming that revoking it violated the First Amendment. The co-hosts of The View discuss. [ more ]

Avenatti Arrested On Domestic Abuse Charge

The View | November 15, 2018 - After being released on bail, the lawyer of adult film star Stormy Daniels says he is "confident that I will be fully exonerated." The co-hosts of The View discuss. [ more ]

Trump Distances Himself From Whitaker

The View | November 9, 2018 - President Trump commented to press saying "I don't know Matt Whitaker" when asked about firing Jeff Sessions and replacing him with the now acting Attorney General. The co-hosts of The View weigh in. [ more ]

Trump’s Last-Ditch Appeal To Women

The View | November 6, 2018 - Ivanka Trump, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Kellyanne Conway all appeared yesterday at the president's Indiana rally — but will they influence the vote? Sunny Hostin says, "President Obama said the other day 'character is on the ballot' and I firmly believe that... And [Trump's] shown his character in terms of women, people of color, low-income people... and I think it's going to be a referendum against him." [ more ]

Idris Elba Named People Magazine's 2018’s Sexiest Man Alive

The View | November 6, 2018 - People magazine has named Idris Elba as 2018's Sexiest Man Alive, and the British actor says the honor has given him a boost of self-confidence. Sunny Hostin remembers a special moment she shared with Idris! [ more ]

Trump Says Supporters Demand Rhetoric

The View | November 1, 2018 - Sunny Hostin calls Trump's attacks on the media an attack on the Constitution, freedom of speech: "We should all be very concerned that this president attacks the media because we now know that this is a president that thinks he can get rid of amendments at the stroke of pen." [ more ]

'The View' Presents 'A Very Fierce View'

The View | October 31, 2018 - She's the bald, beautiful, butt-kicker who leads the battle cry of Wakanda Forever! From the highest-grossing solo superhero movie of all time, Sunny Hostin is The Black Panther's General Okoye! [ more ]

Sunny Hostin on Synagogue Shooting

The View | October 29, 2018 - "We certainly have seen an uptick in hate crimes since 2016 — the research is out there and the stats are out there," Sunny Hostin says in the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue attack. "We've come to a point where people are afraid to stand up and say: 'No, this is wrong.'" [ more ]

Men Shamed For Showing Emotion

The View | October 24, 2018 - The Raiders' Derek Carr denied crying after an arm injury on the field saying, "not one tear, not one time" — but would it be a problem if he did? Sunny Hostin: "I actually am touched when I see a man cry. And I've always encouraged my son, 'you've got to show your emotions.' I feel like men bottle them up inside too much — and that leads to this toxic masculinity." [ more ]

Bombs Intercepted In Clinton, Obama, CNN Offices

The View | October 24, 2018 - The co-hosts of The View react to the breaking news of explosive devices addressed to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama being intercepted this morning — and CNN's headquarters in New York evacuated over a suspicious package. Sunny Hostin says, “We have to speak to our children about the divisiveness that's going on in the country and make sure they are also not a part of that... And also to speak to each other, because there's been this divide ... now it's manifesting itself.” [ more ]

Sunny Hostin's Fabulous 50th Birthday Party

The View | October 22, 2018 - Sunny Hostin dishes on her 50th birthday extravaganza this weekend: "I was so uncomfortable turning 50 — and then I looked around and I saw ... everyone and I thought: 'I'm so blessed.'" [ more ]

Sunny Gets A Surprise From 'Power' Star Naturi Naughton

The View | October 19, 2018 - Power star Naturi Naughton surprises Sunny Hostin with a guest role on the next season of the hit show! "I CANNOT WAIT!" exclaims Sunny when she gets a few helpful acting tips for her guest role on the show. [ more ]

Sunny Surprised By Judge She Used To Clerk For

The View | October 19, 2018 - Before Sunny Hostin sat at The View table, she was a trailblazing federal prosecutor! In honor of her birthday, we reunite her with her mentor Judge Robert Bell and former colleague Lisa Sifford, both of whom she worked with as a law clerk over 20 years ago at her first job! [ more ]

Joe Biden Too Old To Run For President?

The View | October 18, 2018 - The former vice president said "age is a totally legitimate thing to raise" if he were to run in 2020. "America does suffer from ageism." Sunny Hostin says she considers age "a benefit — because you have experience, because you have ... wisdom, this knowledge... I don't care if he can run up and down the stairs, I just want to know that his mind is okay." [ more ]

Stormy Daniels' Defamation Suit Thrown Out, Trump Tweets 'Horseface'

The View | October 16, 2018 - A federal judge in California dismissed Daniels’ defamation claim against the president and ordered her to reimburse Trump’s legal fees for defending the lawsuit. The co-hosts of The View discuss the impact and Trump's response. [ more ]

Elizabeth Warren's DNA Test Verifies Ancestry

The View | October 15, 2018 - Senator Elizabeth Warren released her DNA analysis — and took to Twitter to ask Trump about the $1 million he promised to donate to charity if she proved her Native American ancestry. "I think it's unfortunate that she had to submit to a DNA test," Sunny Hostin says. "Trump hasn't turned over his taxes! He hasn't turned over anything! Why do they feel the need to prove him wrong — he doesn't seem to care what other people think!" [ more ]

Trump Comments On Dr. Ford In "60 Minutes" Interview: "We Won"

The View | October 15, 2018 - The president suggested scientists who say climate change is real have a "big political agenda" — and when asked about Brett Kavanaugh's accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, he said: "It doesn't matter. We won." "He doesn't care about women, in fact I think he dislikes women," Sunny Hostin says of the president's comments on Dr. Ford. "He was so dismissive... I'm so disgusted." [ more ]

Melania Trump Weighs In On #MeToo Movement

The View | October 11, 2018 - In a recent interview, the first lady said women who make accusations of sexual abuse "need to be heard" and supported, but there needs to be "really hard evidence" and accusers should "show the evidence." Sunny says that according to the law, "a person's testimony is enough": I've taken many cases to trial with just a woman's word ... You have the first lady ... telling women everywhere, 'your word is not enough.' I think it does so much damage, and ... that isn't the law!" [ more ]

"Support Squirrel" Booted Off Flight

The View | October 10, 2018 - Police removed a woman from a plane after she tried to bring a squirrel on board, claiming it was an emotional support animal — and Sunny Hostin makes a strong case for the lady’s furry friend! [ more ]

Nikki Haley Resigning As U.N. Ambassador

The View | October 9, 2018 - The co-hosts of The View react to the breaking news that the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations will be leaving her post at the end of the year. [ more ]

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed To Supreme Court: What Next?

The View | October 8, 2018 - The controversy over Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court has led to what seems to be a country more divided than ever. The co-hosts of The View discuss where we go from here. [ more ]

Sunny Hosted Hispanic Heritage Month Talk

The View | October 5, 2018 - Sunny Hostin highlights a few pioneers in the Hispanic community in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month: Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Lin Manuel Miranda and Dr. Ellen Ochoa. [ more ]

Authors of 'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics'

The View | October 5, 2018 - Leah Daughtry weighs in on what message Kavanaugh's confirmation will send to America: "Women's voices and women's experiences still don't matter... and we have yet to be taken seriously and credibly." [ more ]

Andrea Kelly Details Allegations Of Abuse By Ex-Husband R. Kelly

The View | October 4, 2018 - "It's about saving lives." Andrea Kelly shares why she decided to speak out about the abuse she says she experienced during her marriage to R. Kelly. "I wanted to bring validity to these women's stories, because I think so much of it falls on deaf ears and no one believes them..." [ more ]

Senators Hit With Protests Amid Kavanaugh Controversy

The View | October 4, 2018 - In the midst of controversy around the high court nominee's nomination... Bob Corker tried to walk away from a protester, David Perdue ducked into a bathroom to escape and Lindsey Graham lashed out after getting boo-ed! "If you are a representative of the people, then you have to listen to the people!" Sunny Hostin says. "If women are saying 'I've been sexually assaulted', I don't think you run into a bathroom and don't listen to them!" [ more ]

Senate Reviews FBI Report On Brett Kavanaugh

The View | October 4, 2018 - Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley says "it's time to vote" after FBI report finds "no hint of misconduct" — but some say his ex-college roommate and others should have been interviewed. The co-hosts of The View discuss. [ more ]

Trump Built Fortune Through Tax Cheating, New York Times Report Says

The View | October 3, 2018 - State of New York is reviewing allegations in a New York Times report that Trump, who has long claimed to be a self-made billionaire, allegedly helped hide millions in gifts from his parents using fake corporations. "I wonder will his base care — will anyone care?" Sunny Hostin questions if the allegations of tax fraud schemes will change his supporters' views. [ more ]

Teens React To Trump's 'Young Men In America' Comments, Kavanaugh Hearings

Nightline | October 3, 2018 - Nightline gathered a group of teens to respond to the Kavanaugh hearing and the Supreme Court battle. Sunny Hostin gets their reaction to Trump's 'young men in America' comment. “We're teenagers, but many of us will be voting either this year or next year.” [ more ]

Trump's Testy Exchange With Reporter

The View | October 2, 2018 - In a pair of testy exchanges, Pres. Trump at first declines to answer ABC News reporter Cecilia Vega's question on Kavanaugh inquiry, preferring to talk trade. "She's a really smart person, she's a thinking person, she's an incredible journalist," Sunny Hostin says of ABC News' Cecilia Vega. "I feel like that's like institutionalized misogyny coming from the very top — she's just trying to do her job!" [ more ]

Does Steve Bannon Deserve A Platform?

The View | October 1, 2018 - Some are questioning Bill Maher for his decision to invite Steve Bannon on his show. "I worry about normalizing someone like Steve Bannon," Sunny Hostin says, citing some examples of hateful speech from him. "I don't know if I want to sit down with someone like that... give them a platform..." [ more ]

Matt Damon Mocks Brett Kavanaugh On SNL

The View | October 1, 2018 - The co-hosts of The View react to the actor's portrayal of a very angry Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday Night Live this weekend. "That's what I saw when I watched the Kavanaugh Hearings," Sunny Hostin says. "I saw his temperament, or lack there of." Hostin adds, "Imagine if Dr. Ford had behaved in that way. She'd be called histrionic, crazy, hysterical, a woman scorned..." [ more ]

Did Kavanaugh Hearings Sway America?

The View | September 28, 2018 - The co-hosts of The View react to yesterday's historic testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Sunny Hostin breaks it down: "If you are so innocent, if you are so upset about your name being sullied, then have the FBI investigate it and that way, if you do ascend to the Supreme Court ... it is untainted ... and you can walk on that court with your head held high! He cannot do that now!" [ more ]

Breaking Down The Biggest Moments From Kavanaugh Hearings

The View | September 28, 2018 - The co-hosts of The View weigh in on the biggest moments from yesterday’s historic testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Sunny Hostin: “How can he sit credibly on the court and claim to be impartial with a temperament like that? That is not the temperament of a justice.” [ more ]

Michael Avenatti Discusses Allegations Against Kavanaugh From Third Woman

The View | September 26, 2018 - Lawyer Michael Avenatti speaks with the co-hosts of The View moments after he revealed the identity of Julie Swetnick, the third woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Sunny Hostin reads portions of the sworn declaration from Julie Swetnick detailing her allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. "The details in this declaration are specific, they are shocking, but above all else they are true," her lawyer Michael Avenatti says. [ more ]

Bill Cosby Sentenced To 3-10 Years

The View | September 26, 2018 - The 81-year-old disgraced comedian was sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars in what was seen by many of his accusers as a reckoning richly deserved and long overdue. "This judge treated Bill Cosby as he would treat any defendant," Sunny Hostin said. "He didn't get this celebrity break that we hear about all the time... the sentence was right in line with what you would give to someone who was classified as a 'sexually violent predator.'" [ more ]

Brett Kavanaugh Makes His Case In Fox Interview

The View | September 25, 2018 - The Supreme Court nominee spoke out in an extraordinary and emotional interview with Fox News, saying, "I've never sexually assaulted anyone" and insisting, "I'm not going anywhere." "To sit for a Fox interview but not be willing to sit for an FBI interview is really, really rich," Sunny Hostin says. "If the findings support him, his appointment is unblemished, it's untainted. If the findings don't support him, then he shouldn't sit on the Supreme Court!" [ more ]

Bill Cosby Sentenced to 3 to 10 Years in State Prison with No Bail During Appeals

ABC News | September 25, 2018 - Bill Cosby has been sentenced to 3-10 years in state prison. "This sentence is completely in the range what you would suspect someone would get... someone that has been classified as a sexually violent predator." The View's Sunny Hostin says to Tom Llamas in an ABC News Special Report. This judge looked at Bill Cosby as he would look at any other other defendant. He was not above the law." [ more ]

Second Kavanaugh Accuser Comes Forward

Good Morning America | September 24, 2018 - "Isn't it remarkable that Ronan Farrow is doing the job of the FBI?" -- Sunny Hostin to George Stephanopoulos on NEW allegations of sexual misconduct against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh. [ more ]

2nd Assault Claim Against Brett Kavanaugh

The View | September 24, 2018 - A second woman alleges SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her 35 years ago, while they both attended Yale. Sunny Hostin calls for a full FBI investigation of the two women's claims, saying "that way it's transparent, it's nonpartisan": "Why is Ronan Farrow the chief FBI agent of these cases?" [ more ]

Rob Rosenstein Expected To Be Fired

The View | September 24, 2018 - Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is heading to the White House with the expectation that he will be fired, sources tell ABC. The co-hosts of The View react to the breaking news. [ more ]

Trump Questions Christine Blasey Ford's Credibility

The View | September 21, 2018 - The president questioned Christine Blasey Ford's account alleging Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexual assaulted her in high school. Sunny Hostin responds to Trump's comments, explaining exactly why it's difficult for victims to come forward: "Women fear they will not be believed, they fear that they will be blamed, they feel ashamed." [ more ]

GOP Sets Deadline For Dr. Christine Blasey Ford To Agree To Testify

The View | September 20, 2018 - The overarching message from Republicans Wednesday to Christine Blasey Ford: Show up or we’re heading to a vote. Sunny Hostin believes that though Dr. Ford's "story needs to be heard," there also should be an FBI investigation: "The FBI investigated Anita Hill's claims... What's the message to women in this country if they don't look into this? ... a sexual assault doesn't matter?" [ more ]

Tommia Dean, Cheerleader Suing Over Backlash To Her Kneeling

The View | September 19, 2018 - Former Kennesaw State cheerleader Tommia Dean claims she was cut from the squad for kneeling during the National Anthem. She tells the co-hosts of The View why she knelt, the backlash she faced, and how she thinks we can unite. [ more ]

Christine Blasey Ford Wants FBI Investigation Before Testifying

The View | September 19, 2018 - Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford say she will not testify before the FBI investigates her accusation against the Supreme Court nominee. The co-hosts of The View discuss her decision — and Sen. Mazie Hirono's powerful wakeup call to the men on Capitol Hill. Sunny Hostin: "How about the men that have daughters, that have wives, that have sisters — where are they? Why aren't they standing up saying: 'Let's do the investigation. Let's listen to her.'" [ more ]

Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford Expected To Testify At Hearing Monday

The View | September 18, 2018 - There are calls to slow down the confirmation hearings for SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh as the Senate Judiciary Committee plans to hear from his accuser Christine Blasey Ford in a public hearing Monday. "Why would they rush this process...?" Sunny Hostin asks. "This FBI investigation has to go forward, she has to be heard ... the allegations she's making are very, very significant. I think they are more significant than we are even covering." [ more ]

Botham Jean's Character Assassination

The View | September 17, 2018 - The co-hosts of The View discuss why attention is being drawn to the marijuana found in Jean's home after a police officer shot and killed him. Sunny says it's a case of "being in your own apartment while black." "Now you can understand why people are taking the knee!" Whoopi Goldberg adds. [ more ]

Senator Chuck Schumer Discusses Democrats' Strategy For Midterms

The View | September 17, 2018 - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says Democrats have "a much better chance of taking back the Senate than anybody ever imagined" in November's midterm elections. [ more ]

Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Willing To Testify

The View | September 17, 2018 - A California professor who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school wants to cooperate with federal lawmakers considering him. "At the very least she must be heard... and tell her side of the story," Sunny Hostin says. "I find [the allegations] to be very credible... very important... Morality and a moral compass is very important when it comes to a lifetime appointee to the Supreme Court." [ more ]

Michael Avenatti vs. Tucker Carlson

The View | September 14, 2018 - Tucker Carlson took on Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti in a heated interview on Tucker Carlson Tonight. The co-hosts of The View discuss what they gleaned from the tense conversation: "My take is Avenatti came out on top," Sunny Hostin says. "That chyron on the bottom calling him a creepy porn lawyer ... that's something we would never be allowed to do... to shame a lawyer for representing a client." [ more ]

Trump Disputes 3,000 Deaths In Puerto Rico

The View | September 13, 2018 - The president disputed the revised number of excess deaths following Hurricane Maria, and suggested Democrats released exaggerated numbers "to make me look as bad as possible." Sunny Hostin reacts: "A true leader would offer his condolences to the people of Puerto Rico. A true leader would offer his condolences to the United States citizens and vow to never let something like that happen again." [ more ]

CBS' Jeff Fager Fired Over Threatening Text?

The View | September 13, 2018 - 60 Minutes executive Jeff Fager is out at CBS after a reporter for the network said she felt threatened when Fager sent her a text message to "be careful" after she questioned him about reports that he tolerated an abusive environment at the newsmagazine. The co-hosts of The View discuss. [ more ]

Trump Says Puerto Rico Recovery After Maria 'An Incredible Success'

The View | September 12, 2018 - The co-hosts of The View react to President Trump praising his administration's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico — where an independent study suggests nearly 3,000 people may have died. Sunny Hostin reacts, calling his comments "embarrassing for our country": "This was very personal to me because my family suffered, suffered for months..." [ more ]

Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti Talk Michael Cohen's Guilty Plea, Her Arrest in Ohio

The View | September 12, 2018 - Stormy Daniels shares how she reacted to the news Pres. Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen pled guilty to 8 felonies, including charges that connect to the hush money deal he made with her: "I was so overwhelmed — I just broke down into sobs." [ more ]

George Papadopoulos and Wife Simona Mangiante Discuss Being Questioned in Russia Investigation

The View | September 11, 2018 - Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos and his wife Simona join the co-hosts of The View, following his sentencing to 14 days in jail for lying to the FBI during the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. [ more ]

Time Parents Spend Worrying About Kids

The View | September 11, 2018 - The co-hosts of The View share how much they worry about their kids. "My worrying is a full-time job," Sunny Hostin says of her kids. "I'm trying to curb it [because] I realize my fear will paralyze them... I think I worry so [they] don't have to." [ more ]

Les Moonves Out After More Misconduct Allegations

The View | September 10, 2018 - CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves has been let go from the network amid new allegations of sexual assault, published in the New Yorker as a follow-up to Ronan Farrow’s initial investigation in July. "The fish stinks from the head, and the head sets the tone!" Sunny Hostin says. "Of course if there's this frat boy culture... it's coming from the top, because they're excusing this behavior — so that should be the first person they take out!" When Abby Huntsman asks, "How many women do you need before it's obvious it's a problem?" Sunny Hostin responds, "It should just be one." [ more ]

Omarosa Says She Has A Theory On New York Times Op-Ed

The View | September 10, 2018 - Omarosa Manigault Newman shares her own compelling theory on who might've written the New York Times op-ed — a person who doesn't work directly under the president at all. [ more ]

Kamala Harris Grills Kavanaugh: No Laws Governing Men's Bodies?

The View | September 7, 2018 - In what was a wild week of protests and confrontations at the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Senator Kamala Harris delivered a standout moment that put abortion rights front and center. Sunny Hostin weighs in on how Kavanaugh came to be in this position: “The only reason he’s sitting in that seat is because he has given the opinion that a sitting president should not be sued civilly and should not be indicted and Donald Trump wants him there.” [ more ]

Is Anonymous New York Times Op-ed Treason?

The View | September 6, 2018 - The co-hosts of The View weigh in on the anonymous 'New York Times' op-ed attributed to a senior Trump official, who writes there is a group working within the admin to thwart the "worst inclinations" on the part of the president. "I think this person is a patriot — I think this person is certainly putting this country first,” Sunny Hostin says of the anonymous writer. “They’re saying that this president is amoral.” [ more ]

Nike's Colin Kaepernick Ad Debuts

The View | September 6, 2018 - Colin Kaepernick's controversial ad is scheduled to debut during the NFL opener tonight. "It's your choice as an American how you want to protest. That is in the very Constitution," Sunny Hostin defends the players that choose to kneel during the National Anthem. [ more ]

Lanny Davis Tells His Side Of The CNN Report Controversy

The View | September 6, 2018 - Cohen attorney Lanny Davis discusses why he reversed his suggestion in a CNN report that Trump knew in advance about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting: "There's a possibility of making an honest mistake and intentionally misrepresenting the truth ... in my case, it was unintentional." [ more ]

Lanny Davis On Whether He Tried To Kill Ronan Farrow's Weinstein Story

The View | September 6, 2018 - Lanny Davis responds to whether he's representing Cohen to hurt Trump as revenge for his friend Hillary Clinton's election loss: "My feelings about Donald Trump are not partisan, it's not about Democrat or Republican, it's about the future of our country." [ more ]

Ayanna Pressley Is First Black Woman To Win Massachusetts Primary

The View | September 5, 2018 - Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley defeated 10-term incumbent Representative Mike Capuano in a primary last night. The co-hosts of The View discuss the rise of voters demanding dynamic new voices — and what this could mean for elections to come. "We would be remiss if we didn't point out that this district that she ran in is majority minority. And so you have people saying ... 'Not only does this [incumbent] elected official perhaps not share my values, [but] he or she doesn't look like me," Sunny Hostin says. [ more ]

Will New Bob Woodward Book Influence Voters?

The View | September 5, 2018 - An explosive new book by veteran journalist Bob Woodward paints a portrait of a chaotic and paranoid White House. The co-hosts of The View weigh in on the details released as President Trump calls the claims "already discredited." [ more ]

'Cosby Show' Star Geoffrey Owens "Job-Shamed"

The View | September 5, 2018Cosby Show star Geoffrey Owens made headlines after being photographed while bagging groceries in a New Jersey store — but since has received an outpouring of support after speaking out. The co-hosts of The View weigh in and Sunny Hostin shares a personal story. [ more ]

Meghan's Powerful Eulogy For Her Father John McCain

The View | September 4, 2018 - The co-hosts of The View reflect on Meghan McCain's powerful tribute to her father Senator John McCain at his funeral. "It was just so moving to see our friend and our colleague rise to that occasion," Sunny Hostin said. "John McCain told her 'Show them how tough you are' — and my God, she showed everyone how tough she is!" [ more ]

Should Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Have Attended Senator McCain's Funeral?

The View | September 4, 2018 - President Trump's daughter and son-in-law attended Saturday's service honoring the late senator, though Trump and McCain had an embattled relationship. Sunny Hostin believes their attendance was in poor taste. [ more ]

Justice Sonia Sotomayor On Sen. McCain, Puerto Rico And More

The View | September 4, 2018 - Justice Sonia Sotomayor shares with Sunny Hostin, a fellow Puerto Rican, the heartbreaking story of a family member's death in the wake of Hurricane Maria on the island: "He wasn't part of the [official death count of] 64 and we knew many others weren't either." [ more ]

Colin Kaepernick Featured in New Nike Campaign

The View | September 4, 2018 - Controversial former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, currently embroiled in legal proceedings against the league over alleged collusion by owners, is the face of Nike's new campaign. The co-hosts of The View discuss consumers' reaction and the anthem protests. "This administration has bastardized not only the Constitution, but also what Colin Kaepernick is fighting for. He is kneeling with consultation from a Green Beret," Sunny Hostin says. [ more ]

Michael Avenatti Says Stormy Daniels' Arrest 'Politically Motivated'

The View | August 3, 2018 - Attorney Michael Avenatti says he believes there will be "no question that it will be proven" his client Stormy Daniels' Ohio arrest was politically motivated: "In America, we should not be using the power of the badge to arrest our political enemies." [ more ]

Michael Avenatti On Trump's Former Attorney Michael Cohen

The View | August 3, 2018 - "In retrospect, I'm glad Michael Cohen did take those recordings," Michael Avenatti says. "You deserve to know what your leaders have done and whether... they've committed crimes. It's just that simple. Everyone should be demanding the release of these tapes." [ more ]

Former Pres. Obama Endorses 81 Midterm Candidates

The View | August 2, 2018 - Former President Obama endorsed 81 candidates across the country, but left off Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from his list. The co-hosts of The View discuss his role in the future of the Democratic party. [ more ]

LeBron James Opens School For Kids In Hometown

The View | August 1, 2018 - The NBA superstar has given back to the community he has always called home, opening the I PROMISE School for students in Akron, Ohio. "We're talking about paying it forward in a way that's changing lives!" Sunny Hostin weighs in. "I'm really glad that he didn't just 'shut up and dribble' — I'm glad that he did this!" [ more ]

Tide Turning For Figures Caught In Misconduct Allegations

The View | August 1, 2018 - Chris Hardwick's career is getting back on track after a review of sexual assault allegations made by a former girlfriend. NBC said that Hardwick will return to host shows starting next week. The co-hosts of The View react. [ more ]

CNN Reporter Heckled At Trump Rally

The View | August 1, 2018 - Video taken at yesterday's Trump rally is going viral, showing dozens of attendees cursing and yelling at Jim Acosta. "They need to keep on doing their jobs — and their jobs are to report the facts," Sunny Hostin says. "I think that's one of the reasons this president has started this war on the media because he doesn't like that the truth is being reported..." [ more ]

Rudy Giuliani's Confusing Claims In Interview Blitz

The View | July 31, 2018 - Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani went on a press blitz yesterday, making numerous incendiary comments about collusion with Russia and the president's former lawyer Michael Cohen. The co-hosts of The View break down his claims. [ more ]

Les Moonves Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

The View | July 30, 2018 - Ronan Farrow's latest article alleges that CBS CEO Leslie Moonves engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior over 20 years ago, though some extended into the 2000s. “Just because he was a good guy to you doesn’t mean he wasn’t a horrible guy to someone else," Sunny Hostin says. "And just because he’s a good guy doesn’t mean he’s incapable of bad behavior.” [ more ]

Trump Vs. Cohen: Who's Telling The Truth?

The View | July 27, 2018 - President Trump lashed out at his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, denying that he knew about a controversial meeting at Trump Tower after reports surfaced that Cohen claimed that he did. The co-hosts of The View weigh in. [ more ]

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Discusses Fallout from Roseanne Barr's Tweet

The View | July 27, 2018 - Rabbi Shmuley says his longtime friend Roseanne Barr has gone through a process of repentance: "There's an opportunity to ... watch [her interview] and see if she's sincere... I think we've politicized forgiveness and it's terrible." [ more ]

CNN Reporter Barred From White House Event After Asking Questions

The View | July 26, 2018 - A CNN correspondent was barred from attending an open press event at the White House because of questions she asked Pres. Trump that his team called "inappropriate." "They weren't inappropriate ... she has to ask the questions of the day, just like we talk about the Hot Topics of the day," Sunny says. "Perhaps they didn't like the questions, but that's not what our democracy is about. Our democracy is about asking the tough questions!" [ more ]

Reporter Says Sean Spicer 'Corrupted Discourse For The Entire World'

The View | July 26, 2018 - The former White House press secretary is facing harsh criticism as he sets out to promote his new book — but is it fair? Sunny Hostin reacts: "There are consequences to what these people are doing in the White House when they become the spokesperson for, yes, lies... If you're going to make money by lying to the American people, then you deserve what Sean Spicer just got." [ more ]

Trump Says Russia Wants Democrats To Win In 2018

The View | July 25, 2018 - President Trump tweeted he's "very concerned" that Russia will attempt to meddle in the upcoming midterm elections to the benefit of the Democrats because he says he's been so tough on Russia. "I think he's perhaps afraid that the Democrats will take over during the midterms and be very successful — and now he can now blame it on Russia," Sunny weighs in. "He can say 'Russia must've interfered and that's why the Democrats ... are in power.'" [ more ]

What's On Secret Trump-Cohen Tape?

The View | July 25, 2018 - The secret audio recording between Donald Trump and his attorney Michael Cohen was released overnight. "It tells me there are other catch and kill stories... this is a lot bigger than ... we even know at this point," Sunny Hostin says of the tape. [ more ]

Sunny On Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Chickens

The View | July 25, 2018 - Sunny Hostin weighs in on the salmonella outbreak that has been linked to chickens. [ more ]

Politician's Sexist Dismissal Of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The View | July 24, 2018 - A Florida congressman dismissed unexpected NY primary victor Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as “this girl” over the weekend. We weigh in on his remarks and her clap back. "This is someone with experience! This is someone who shouldn't just be dismissed!" Sunny says. [ more ]

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