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Amber Ruffin is trading late night for daytime as this week's guest co-host on The View. On Tuesday morning, The Amber Ruffin Show host sounded off on a variety of Hot Topics, from school absence etiquette to old fashioned wedding vows, but it was a discussion about Elon Musk buying Twitter that led to a memorable moment in which she seemed to cheer on Donald Trump's impending return to the platform.
While Trump has said he will not return to Twitter, even though it's under new ownership — instead, he insists he'll use his own TRUTH Social platform — the women of The View were confident that he'll be back on his once-favorite website. "As usual, it's a lie," said Joy Behar, as another co-host agreed off-camera.
"I think Trump is going to come back to Twitter, and it's going to be horrible, but also very hilarious," said Ruffin. "We forget how hilarious Trump is."
WILL ELON MUSK LIFT TRUMP TWITTER BAN? With the billionaire Tesla CEO set to buy Twitter for $44 billion, #TheView co-hosts and guest co-host @ambermruffin question if it will hurt or help free speech. https://t.co/EpB7rZbkHl pic.twitter.com/PaYeVkN0kF— The View (@TheView) April 26, 2022
Sara Haines laughed from across the table, but Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin didn't seem to agree. Still, Ruffin trod on, bringing up a clip of Trump telling Piers Morgan about Vladimir Putin's love of the "nuclear word," which he repeatedly called "the N-word." Added the guest co-host with a laugh, "Oh my god, it's the best! It is the best."
"And I'm sorry," she continued. "Trump is very horrible. We all dislike him very much. That man is hilarious. That's one of the funniest things I've ever heard."
Sunny Hostin attempted to cut in twice but failed, and she spent the rest of the segment wearing an exaggerated frown. Behar seemed equally peeved, saying, "I used to think he was funny, but no. He's about as funny as a herpes sore."
"Can I remind you all that part of the reason he ended up as president was because we made fun of him — he got made fun of at the White House Correspondents Dinner," said Ana Navarro, always one to get the last word. "To me, he's serious as a heart attack."
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Claire Spellberg Lustig is the TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.