Outrageous 'The View' Co-Host Says Syria Airstrikes Show Trump Is a 'Dictator'
"The View" co-hosts reacted on Friday to President Trump ordering airstrikes on a Syrian air base in response to a chemical attack on civilians.
Many world leaders praised Trump for taking action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is widely believed to be behind the chemical attack.
The women of "The View," however, are not all on board with Trump's "unilateral" decision to launch 59 Tomahawk missiles against the Assad regime.
Sunny Hostin argued that Trump should not have been able to order the attack without congressional approval.
She said that the War Powers Act of 1973 makes it clear that a president cannot take this kind of military action this without Congress' involvement.
"In 2001, after 9/11, certainly, it was broadened," Hostin said of the War Powers Act. "Those powers were broadened, but only to the extent that the national interest — basically that there would be a direct attack on the United States."
She also pointed out that Trump in 2013 specifically told President Obama that he should not act without Congress.
Now, she said, Trump has proven that he's willing to do just that.
“I think it showed a dictator,” Hostin said. “I think it showed someone that was willing to unilaterally act without Congress. We’ve got to be very careful with that, because what is his plan?”