Whether it's Donald Trump Jr., Tulsi Gabbard or Jane Fonda, The View is "one of the few places left on TV where liberal, conservative and moderate voices pose questions that real folks might ask rather than indulging in the wonk talk of political podcasts or the punditry of Fox or MSNBC," says Lorraine Ali. "And the result is raw moments that are as authentic as they are viral." The View, says Ali, creates a dynamic back-and-forth rarely seen these days. "Did The View get out of hand at times on Thursday? Sure," she says of the clash with the president's eldest son. "Does The View often devolve into a sparring match, whether between guests and hosts or among the hosts themselves? Most definitely. That’s why The View is a morning show we’re still checking in on, more than 20 years after its debut: Sometimes, when you disagree about politics with your nearest and dearest, you just have to have it out."