The View is the latest to weigh in on the Chrisley legal drama. After reality TV stars Todd and Julie Chrisley were sentenced to 12 and seven years in federal prison, respectively, Joy Behar was quick to compare their case to Donald Trump and his tax woes.
The couple, who rose to fame on USA Network’s Chrisley Knows Best, was sentenced on Monday (Nov. 21) for tax fraud and defrauding banks out of $30 million in personal loans.
Whoopi Goldberg pointed out that they aren’t the first reality stars to find themselves in this sort of trouble (re: Mike Sorrentino from Jersey Shore, Teresa Giudice from The Real Housewives of New Jersey, etc.), which led Joy Behar to make the “unbelievable” comparison between the television personalities and “another reality star who shall remain nameless,” aka the former president who previously hosted Celebrity Apprentice.
According to Behar, he has committed “very similar crimes.”
“He’s behind this insurrection, he doesn’t pay his taxes, he steals documents and takes them to Mar-a-Lago, nuclear codes,” she said. “He’s walking free, running for president, and these two idiots are going to prison. What is that? I don’t get that.”
Meanwhile, Sara Haines pointed out the “arrogance” of people who “run toward the camera” instead of away from it when they “do illegal things.” She joked, “I don’t like to steal Splenda at Starbucks in front of people.”
However, Behar, who was still going strong on her Trump comparison, added, “When they see the president getting away with it, they think they can too.”
Goldberg then went on to note that “nobody gets away with tax evasion except people who shall remain nameless” — again referring to Trump.
The View airs on weekdays at 11/10c on ABC.