Lori Loughlin: Candace Cameron Bure Handles Herself with 'Grace and Class' During Heated Debates on The View
"She is representing one voice, and obviously there are other opinions at that table," said Loughlin
This year’s election has had everyone talking — and the ladies of The View are no exception.
PEOPLE Now caught up with Lori Loughlin, who weighed in on how her Fuller House costar Candace Cameron Bure has handled herself during this week’s coverage of the polarizing election on the morning talk show.
“I heard that she did handle herself very well,” said Loughlin, 52, of Cameron Bure, 40, whose religious beliefs and conservative politics often lead her into vigorous back-and-forths with her fellow co-hosts, particularly with Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar, who tend to have more liberal points of view.
“She is representing one voice, and obviously there are other opinions at that table and she sort of is a standalone,” admitted Loughlin. “But I think that — you know, look, Candace is a great girl. She’s got a great heart, she’s very intelligent and I think she always handles herself with grace and class.”
Of co-hosting the opinionated panel, Loughlin acknowledged it must be intimidating for Loughlin to stand her ground.
“Especially when you know going into that you might be the target, as in the past it seems to have happened to other hosts on that show,” said Loughlin. “But again, I think Candace is very special in the way that she handles herself and I think she really comes out on top.”
Indeed, things did get heated on Wednesday morning’s episode of The View as the co-hosts delved into Donald Trump‘s shocking win. Cameron Bure said while she disagrees with many things the president-elect has said, she voted on policy and wasn’t upset with the results of the presidential election.
Goldberg fired right back, calling Trump a “fool” and laying out why, in her opinion, his victory makes her and many others uneasy.
“I have to say that given the bigger picture of what Donald Trump represents, it is not so comfortable for me,” said Goldberg, 60. “Because not only does he now threaten how things are going to be done with kids of color, with women’s rights, with my right to decide what is right for my body — not what somebody else says is right … This is a bigger picture, this is bigger than him.”
“It affects gay folk, gay marriage, transgender people,” she continued. “This has huge effects whether we are a nation who believes in people’s rights as they are constitutionally guaranteed, whether we’re a nation that believes in the rights as God as guaranteed. Whatever you believe, no child should be afraid that their parents are going to be taken away because they’re Muslim, or because they’re Mexican, or because they’re black — no kid should ever have to deal with that, and that to me is an issue.”
The View airs weekdays (11 a.m. ET) on ABC, and Fuller House season 1 is currently streaming on Netflix.