"The secret service is going to call you," said Whoopi after Hostin asked "why hasn't anyone taken [Trump] out back and kicked his little butt?"
The Hot Topics discussion kicked off with Joe Biden and President Donald Trump's war of words, which sparked when Biden said, "If we were in high school, I'd take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him." Trump retaliated this morning by tweeting, "Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he threatens me, for the second time, with physical assault. He doesn't know me, but he would go down fast and hard, crying all the way. Don’t threaten people Joe!"
"I think Biden would beat him, this guy can't even go to the bathroom without a golf cart," joked Joy Behar. Hostin added there was "something chivalrous" about Biden's words, since they were said at an anti-sexual assault rally where he was "encouraging men to stick up for women."
"I don't like any advocation of violence. There is bullying -- not to make it macabre -- there is bullying going on in school," said McCain, with Whoopi Goldberg joking, "Maybe they both should sit down and talk to Melania."
"That's the thing, Trump is such a bully," Hostin added. "I almost, and I hate to say this, why hasn't anyone taken him out back and kicked his little butt?"
"We really shouldn't be advocating for violence, I think it's a dangerous area," McCain responded. "When President Trump was saying all this stuff during the rallies, all you guys had a lot to say about the rhetoric. Let's not have a double standard here. I don't like double standards. He's the President of the United States, you want someone to take him out back and beat the crap out of him? That's not reality."
"I'm not advocating beating up the president, but why won't someone just stand up to him?" asked Sunny. Goldberg then tried to shut down the conversation. "Here's what's going to happen to your behind, the secret service is going to call you," she said to Hostin. "Let's move on."
"She didn't mean it," added Behar, who was recently in her own battle with the White House over something she said about Mike Pence on the show. "I'm trying to help you, STOP," said Whoopi. "Don't talk about it, moving on, moving on!"
Before the next commercial break, Hostin was told -- via her earpiece and Goldberg -- to make a statement clarifying her remarks.
"They would like me to say this: just to be clear, I was in no way advocating violence towards the president," she said around the 5:00 mark above. "I just want to clarify that. Of course I wasn't."
"You said why hasn't someone taken him out back, that's a threat to our president, yeah," added McCain. "I don't know that I said that," said Hostin, "I didn't say that."
"Just say you weren't advocating violence to anybody," interrupted Goldberg again, to which Hostin agreed.