Jedediah Bila created quite a stir among the audience members of The View this week when he apparently exited the show and according to some sources, it may have to do with Hillary Clinton.
“To be fair, it hasn’t just been Republicans who have taken issue with the writing of this book. Some Democrats have come out as well,” Bila said to Clinton. “Former campaign surrogates of yours, former fundraisers and said, ‘This book puts us in the past and we wanna move forward, we wanna figure out where to take this party, how to succeed in the future. And this places us in the past.’ How do you respond to Democrats also coming out in criticism of you writing this?”
As Written By Allahpundit for Hot Air:
Watch the first clip below from Clinton’s appearance on the show last week. Bila asks two questions, both fair and both polite. Question one: Amid all the speculation about sexism and the Comey letter and Russia sinking her chances, isn’t it true that differences on the issues led some voters to prefer Trump? Question two: If she feels she didn’t get the respect she was due from Bernie Sanders and his supporters, couldn’t that be partly due to hard feelings over the leaks showing that the DNC tried to help her win the primary? Hillary is polite in answering too. The closest Bila comes to saying something “controversial” is when she notes that Clinton’s resistance to the idea that some Americans liked Trump’s positions better than hers is a bit “tone deaf,” which it is. But Hillary takes it in stride. No biggie.
It’s hard to believe the show’s staff wouldn’t have taken it in stride too. And yet:
“There was a lot of staff who were upset about how that interview was handled,” says the source, speculating that “The View” wants the former Secretary of State to appear on the show multiple times. “They had a lot to say to Jedediah about calming things down.”