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Chaos ensued on ABC’s “The View” on Monday morning when several members of the audience were apparently triggered by Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz’s appearance on the show.
The show erupted into chaos after audience members began screaming and shouting so loudly and uncontrollably that the show was forced to cut to a commercial.
Cruz joined The View the next day to promote his new book Justice Corrupted: How the Left Weaponized Our Legal System. As the panel discussed with Cruz a number of issues facing voters just before the midterms, several in the audience began screaming and shouting while Cruz tried to voice his criticism of Democrats’ spending and policies.
The View hosts identified the hecklers as climate change protesters and scolded them for the outburst.
“Excuse me! Ladies! Excuse us! Let us do our job! We hear what you have to say, but you gotta go. You gotta go. You got to let us do our job,” Whoopi Goldberg shouted back to the protesters.
Sunny Hostin corroborated that they were climate protesters, to which, Cruz said “I’m really glad you don’t have a Van Gogh on the wall.”
Cruz’s joke was referring to leftists defacing artworks in public recently to protest the use of fossil fuels.
The conversation got back on track for a little bit until another person from the audience began shouting at Cruz — which resulted in the show having to cut to another commercial break.
It was so bad that even self-described “Never-Trumper” Ana Navarro apologized to Cruz for how poorly he was treated on set by the far-left activists.
“So we’re back with Senator Ted Cruz. Yes, he came. He stayed,” Goldberg said upon returning from the commercial.
Protesters in the audience of The View reportedly shout “F*ck you” at Ted Cruz in the middle of the show.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) October 24, 2022
A member of Cruz’s staff told Fox News the heckler yelled “f— you” at Cruz. The ABC show was able to bleep it out before it went live on the air.
Beyond that, the conversation was largely about November’s midterms.
Last week, President Joe Biden got another round of bad news as his approval rating has tanked and a huge majority of voters also want to ditch the president.
“Overwhelming majorities of Americans are disappointed with the state of the country and want Republicans and Democrats to leave Donald Trump and President Joe Biden behind, according to a Monday poll. Overall, 70% of Americans say they are dissatisfied with the state of the U.S. with respect to their rights and freedoms. Meanwhile, 70% also say they hope Trump does not run for office in 2024, and another 70% majority says the same for Biden,” Fox News reported.
“Within their parties, 57% of Republicans want Trump to run again, while 52% of Democrats want Biden to run. The Monday poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research surveyed 1,121 adults over landlines and cellphones from October 6-10. Of those surveyed, 961 said they were registered voters. The poll has a margin of error of 4%. Vice President Kamala Harris continues to have a lower approval rating than Biden in the AP poll, sitting at 38%. The poll had Biden at 46%,” the report added.
Below are some of the topline findings from the AP-NORC poll:
–Some 46% of people now call their personal financial situation poor, up from 37% in March, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. That’s a notable downturn at a particularly inopportune moment for Biden, given that the share of Americans who felt positive about their finances had stayed rock steady over the last few years — even during the economic turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic.
–Forty-three percent say they approve of how Biden is handling his job as president, while 25% say the country is headed in the right direction. Biden’s approval rating had dropped as low as 36% in a July AP-NORC poll, and the percentage saying the country is headed in the right direction dropped as low as 14% in June.
–The drop in financial well-being was especially acute among Americans in households making less than $50,000 a year, just 33% of whom now call their personal finances good compared with 50% in March. Sixty-one percent of those in a household making between $50,000 and $100,000 call their personal finances good, as do 75% of those making more than that — both down only slightly since earlier in the year.
–In the latest poll, 23% call the national economy good. That’s similar to the percentage in June but down slightly from 29% in September, when views of the national economy had shown signs of improvement. The drop since September came primarily among Democrats, from 46% then to 35% now.
–Only 36% say they approve and 63% disapprove. But Americans aren’t heaping all the blame for inflation at Biden’s feet: 55% say higher-than-usual prices are mostly because of factors outside Biden’s control, while 44% say that’s happening mostly because of Biden’s policies.
Last week, an Ipsos poll found that just 39 percent of respondents approved of the job Biden is doing as president.
Only 9 percent said they believe the country is heading in the right direction under Biden and Democratic leadership, with a whopping 74 percent saying America is on the wrong track.
Meanwhile, 54 percent disapprove of Biden’s job performance and just 25 percent of Independents say they approve of Biden’s performance. Americans are feeling the pain, economically, without question.