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Joy Behar challenges “The View” cohost who says Donald Trump fraud is 'victimless crime'

Joy Behar challenges “The View” cohost who says Donald Trump fraud is 'victimless crime'

Alyssa Farah Griffin said she cares "the least" about Trump's latest legal case, in which a judge ordered him to pay over $355 million for defrauding banks.

Joy Behar famously doesn't vibe with the thought of World War III or Donald Trump, and took issue with one of her cohosts on The View who claimed that the former president committed a "victimless crime" amid his latest case over defrauding banks.

After Trump was ordered "to pay more than $355 million for defrauding banks about the value of his assets," moderator Whoopi Goldberg said at the top of Tuesday's Hot Topics segment, panelist Alyssa Farah Griffin — who previously worked for Trump's White House communications team — said she cares "the least about this case" compared to all of Trump's ongoing legal woes.

"For all intents and purposes, it's a victimless crime. He did inflate his assets in an egregious way. If I pretended that my apartment was three times the size it was to try and get a loan, I would have consequences," the 34-year-old said, before Behar, 81, cut in.

<p>ABC</p> Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Alyssa Farah Griffin on 'The View'

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Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Alyssa Farah Griffin on 'The View'

"Wait a second, how is it victimless when taxpayers get screwed here also, don't they?" Behar asked. "Yes, yes they do," legal expert Sunny Hostin chimed in, before Griffin continued.

"I suppose on the tax side, it is. Here's my concern in the grand scheme of things, talking to Republicans over the weekend many who are very much over Trump, but they worry it's going to take the seriousness over the really serious cases," she said. "What I hate is Trump is going to use this judgment to say look, it's a witch hunt, they're trying to bankrupt me, those other cases are also witch hunts. And, to some of the public, that's going to resonate."

Earlier this week, a judge ordered Trump to pay in upwards of $355 million plus interest after finding that he lied about his wealth on financial statements that he eventually used to secure loans, per the Associated Press.

In response, Trump said he intended to appeal the decision and labeled the ruling a "very sad day" for the country, and stressed that he instead "built a perfect company" that didn't deserve judgment.

The View airs weekdays at 11 a.m. ET on ABC.

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