Tulsi Gabbard Calls Out Joy Behar on The View for Calling Her A "Useful Idiot"

Presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard made an appearance on ABC's The View to address Hillary Clinton's attacks on her saying that she's working with Russia. It seems like blaming Russia is always Clinton's default. While she was there, she also confronted Joy Behar and the rest of the co-hosts for siding with Hillary and calling her a "useful idiot".

Gabbard fired back at Behar and the others saying,

"Well, the facts are important. But I want to start with something that I think is also important … About facts. Because recently on your show here … some of you have accused me of being a traitor to my country, a Russian asset, a Trojan horse, or a useful idiot, I think was the term that you used … I want to let your viewers know exactly who I am — set the record straight. I am a patriot. I love our country. I am a strong and intelligent woman of color, and I have dedicated almost my entire adult life to protecting the safety, security, and freedom of all Americans in this country."

According to The Examiner,

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is a veteran, life-long public servant, and liberal woman of color. Yet according to Hillary Clinton, the Hawaii Democrat is a “Russian asset” and traitor to her country.

Even more reprehensible than Clinton’s smears against Gabbard, which are without evidence, is the shameless peddling of the attacks by the former secretary of state’s media stooges — for example, some of the hosts of The View, the popular ABC daytime show. After Clinton’s comments made headlines a few weeks ago, hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin doubled down on the smear, adding that Gabbard was a “useful idiot” and “Trojan horse.”

Gabbard didn’t take the slight lying down. On Wednesday, she joined the hosts of The View on-air and rightfully called Behar out to her face for her irresponsible rhetoric.

Behar tried to act like she never called her an idiot since she's actually being confronted about it, but she did, and you can watch the clip below.