The two took aim at President Donald Trump and his press secretary after he slammed the restaurant that booted her on Twitter.
Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar may not agree with one restaurant's decision to kick Sarah Huckabee Sanders out of their establishment, but they're not feeling all that sorry for President Donald Trump's press secretary either.
While discussing Rep. Maxine Waters' advice to approach members of Trump's administration in public and "push back on them," almost all the women of "The View" -- with the exception of Sunny Hostin -- took issue with the tactic.
In response to Trump's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy, Waters got everyone fired up at a rally over the weekend, saying, "And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere."
"I think there's an important distinction between protest and harassment. I don't think this solves problems," said Sara Haines. "This doesn't win arguments. If you want to protest, organize. If you want to resist them, go to the voting booth."
"Call them on the phone," added Joy Behar, who disagreed with the approach thanks to some interactions in her own life. "I was coming to work today and some guy harassed me, said, 'Joy go away!' It's happening on both sides and it's happening to us too. This is one of the main reasons I'm objecting to it, it goes both ways."
Pointing to Congressman Steve Scalise getting shot at a baseball game over his political affiliation, Meghan McCain warned against "amping up" confrontation. "I think we gotta be better as Americans and talk it out. I know Trump does it on the other side, I disagreed with it," she explained. "Don't please lecture me about one side goes high and the other goes low. Everybody's low right now."
Defending her stance as the only person on the panel in favor of speaking out, Hostin said she doesn't believe "you can direct people as to how they can protest." She continued, "Protesting is our constitutional right as Americans. I think when you are a public servant, [if] you are not serving me well, I think it is up to each and every American to call that out."
Specifically speaking about the Sanders incident, Goldberg said it's a "slippery slope" once you start banning people from establishments. She also criticized the president for slamming Red Hen restaurant on Twitter.
"I want to talk about what happened after this man in the White House tweeted about that shop, which is in Virginia. Red Hens around the country are being harassed, threatened, people are losing their minds because this person encouraged his people to take some action," she explained. "We don't like it when he does it, I don't like it when anybody does it. I don't understand why he does it, I do understand why Maxine said just harass them when you see them. It's not right, I don't think its a good idea for anybody."
Behar said this whole scenario has "made Sarah Sanders a victim." She added, "That liar, who lies for the president, is now a victim."
"Uh, Sarah Sanders you are not a victim, I'm just saying," replied Whoopi, as Behar deadpanned, "But you're still a liar."
Stephanie Wilkinson, owner of The Red Hen, was reportedly informed of Sanders' presence by her employees and allowed them to vote on whether or not the polarizing politician could stay. Wilkinson told The Washington Post she then asked Sanders to leave because Sanders "works for an inhumane and unethical administration." Sanders reportedly offered to pay for the cheese plate she and her group had already eaten, but Wilkinson declined the offer. Sanders left, later tweeting, "[Wilkinson's] actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so."
Trump also tweeted about the ordeal, writing, "The Red Hen restaurant should focus more on cleaning its filthy windows (badly needs a paint job) rather than refusing to serve a fine person like Sarah Huckabee Sanders. I always had a rule -- if a restaurant if dirty on the outside, it is dirty on the inside!"