As the co-hosts gushed over the president, they agreed that he took over the White House at just the right time.
On Presidents Day this year, the hosts of ABC's "The View" had much to celebrate, thanks to the man sitting in the White House and creating change from the Oval Office, a room that only 45 other men, so far, have had the honor of calling their office.
The show's host, Whoopi Goldberg, gladly declared that this year, unlike the past four years, gave them a good enough reason to celebrate Presidents Day.
"Today is Presidents’ Day, and it’s been a long time coming for all of us here on ‘The View’ because we finally have a president in office who we are honored to celebrate," said Goldberg. "Plus, our other relationship with President Biden goes way back before he became number 46. Take a look."
Her words were followed by a montage of President Joe Biden's appearances on the show, after which the co-hosts erupted into a flood of praises for the current president. Goldberg eventually chimed in and said, "I think it’s why he didn’t win before because it wasn’t his time because he was going to be needed later on... He’s a great riding buddy if you are on the train. You know? I love riding. I would catch up with him back and forth on the train, and he’s just a great guy. He’s a real guy... I’m glad we all got him. He’s all of our presidents. He’ll figure out how to make it work for everybody."
This #PresidentsDay, we look back at our time with Pres. Joe Biden on @TheView and the conversations with him long before he became the 46th president of the United States. https://t.co/f8u2wbJuik pic.twitter.com/8nunnSrPN1— The View (@TheView) February 15, 2021
Biden's term may have only just begun. But many Americans are already feeling reassured by his presence at the helm, knowing that he has been in the world of politics for decades, which is starkly different from the career of his controversial predeccesor, former president Donald Trump. While the 45th president had a history of failed business decisions and being a reality TV show host. Biden comes with decades of experience in politics, and working closely an actual president of the United States, for eight years.
Biden took up a seat in the US Senate in 1972 making an impact on the people who voted for him, meanwhile Trump spent the 70s in the property business, and then entered the entertainment industry in the 1990s by enjoying ownership of beauty pageants like Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA, as reported by BBC.
During the period where Trump owned beauty pageants, contestants have accused him of behaving inappropriately with them and for strolling into dressing rooms where they would be half naked.
"Our first introduction to him was when we were at the dress rehearsal and half naked changing into our bikinis," recalled Tasha Dixon, who was 18 when she competed in the Miss USA pageant, according to CBS Los Angeles. “He just came strolling right in. There was no second to put a robe on or any sort of clothing or anything. Some girls were topless. Other girls were naked."
Trump himself has made strange suggestions of acting inappropriate with the contests and said on The Howard Stern Show in 2005, "I’ll go backstage before a show and everyone’s getting dressed and ready and everything else. And you know, no men are anywhere. And I’m allowed to go in because I’m the owner of the pageant. And therefore, I’m inspecting it... I want to make sure everything is good... They’re standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women. And so I sort of get away with things like that."
As Tasha Dixon recalled those days, she added, "Donald Trump owned the pageant for the reasons to utilize his power to get around beautiful women. Who do you complain to? He owns the pageant."
Trump also spent the 2000s being the face of his reality TV show, The Apprentice, and hosted 14 seasons of it. Meanwhile, in the same decade that his show was introduced, Biden was sworn in as the country's Vice President and started regularly walking in and out of the White House, according to BBC.
In June, 2015, Trump finally announced that he was joining the running to become the 45th president of the United States, and as they say, the rest is history.
We may only be at the beginning of Biden's presidency, but some might say without a doubt that it will be drastically different from the four years Trump spent in Washington.