Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was on “The View” Thursday, and it went about as well as you’d expect.
When Joy Behar began to complain about the presidential election results, claiming that Hillary Clinton had actually won, Rumsfeld gave a composed answer that can’t be repeated often enough.
“Well he [Donald Trump] lost by more than three million votes in the popular vote. He won the electoral vote,” Behar explained to the former Secretary of Defense.
“What counts?” Rumsfeld responded.
“Well the electoral vote counts,” Behar answered.
“I thought so,” Rumsfeld said.
Then Behar and co-host Sunny Hostin started comparing the investigation into alleged ties between Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia with Watergate and trying to get Rumsfeld to answer questions about it. He didn’t hold back.
“I think suggesting that we are at a point that approximates Watergate I think is a stretch,” Rumsfeld answered. “Why do you want to engage in hypotheticals? This man was elected president of the United States.”
“There is an investigation on the subject you’ve cited,” he added. “Which is perfectly appropriate. Nothing has been concluded. I have a sense you might be jumping to conclusions.”