Donald Trump was under fire by both sides on "The View" Monday, as all the co-hosts agreed his tweets disputing the account of a phone call with the wife of a fallen soldier are not a good look.
The women kicked off the show discussing the comments Myeshia Johnson - the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson - made about POTUS on "Good Morning America" earlier today. "I was very angry at the tone of his voice, he couldn't remember my husband's name," she said. "If my husband is out here fighting for our country, and he risks his life for our country, why can't you remember his name?"
Trump then tweeted out his own version of how the conversation went, saying, "I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!"
"Trump forgets that he signed up for is supposed to be emphasizing with fallen heroes, families, knowing their name, can't someone put the name in front of this guy or what?" asked Joy Behar.
"Beyond that, I think this is a 'last word' president/administration, where, no matter what is said, there's always a followup," added Sara Haines. "If there's ever a sacred situation, a Gold Star family should be able to say whatever they want to your face, behind your back and you say nothing."
"When you're talking about the loss of a loved one, the loss of a child, I think they get the last word," Sunny Hostin agreed. "So you leave it alone. I don't think he has the grace to do it." "He doesn't have the words either," Behar joked, "every time something like this happens, he sends surrogates our to speak for him."
Meghan McCain, who hasn't been the biggest fan of Congresswoman Frederica Wilson since she first spoke out about the private conversation between Trump and Johnson, said she couldn't defend him either.
"As you all know, last week I was very hard on Congresswoman Wilson, I still disagree with the way she handled it," she explained, "but the president tweeting about a woman who has lost her husband fighting for our freedom and going against what she said and taking into question her statement about her husband, I can't defend this and I'm not gonna try."
"Our president has got to stop right now with this," she added. "This woman is grieving. There has to be limitations on the people in this country who fight and die for our freedom. I just don't understand why we can't take this level in America, the people who fight and die for our freedom, and say if nothing else is off limits at least let this be off limits."
"This is something people should really think about," added Whoopi Goldberg. "These are our kids. He didn't go. His kids didn't go. Our kids go. I'm just gonna say it like that."
McCain's father, John McCain, joined the panel later in the show, where he echoed the sentiments of the co-hosts.
"We should not be fighting about a brave American who lost his life serving his country, that should not be the topic of discussion in America today," he said, adding, "Americans should know what's going on in Niger, should know what caused the deaths of 4 brave young Americans, should know what kinds of operations we're engaged in."