While we all enjoyed a little summer break from election madness and news of the world, we can't help but mourn the Hot Topics we missed out on in August 2016. So to tide us over until our historic Season 20 premiere, here are the top Hot Topics the co-hosts obsessed over while on summer break:
#1 The 2016 Summer Olympics!
Our co-hosts certainly caught Olympic fever — they were cheering, tweeting, and sometimes dressing their Team USA Spirit!
Candace Cameron Bure lived and breathed every moment of the games and threw it back to when husband Val medaled during the winter games.
The Olympics is THE BEST. I continue to cry. I'm so proud of these athletes. What a dream come true. The best of the best. Congratulations!— Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) August 8, 2016
Lev ran into Kerri Walsh Jennings. "An Olympian smiled at me, mom!" Umm... ur dad is one too, twice. Kids don't let u get a big head— Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) August 7, 2016
Sunny Hostin showed her Puerto Rican pride:
And Paula Faris and Sara Haines battled it out during GMA's own Olympics-inspired events:
#2 Emails & Foundation Ties Continue to Plague Hillary Clinton
New emails from Hillary Clinton's private server scandal were released, raising questions about the connection between the State Department and The Clinton Foundation. Jedediah Bila was very vocal on the subject via Twitter:
Reminder: Hillary repeatedly claimed she didn't send or receive any info marked classified in her emails. Comey said that was 100% false.— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) August 19, 2016
A liar is a liar is a liar.— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) August 19, 2016
Biden troubled by Trump havin nuclear codes,yet not troubled by someone having em who sent classified info via a server in a bathroom closet— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) August 15, 2016
#3 Shakeup at the Trump Campaign
Days after Donald Trump named Steve Bannon, of Breitbart News, chief executive and promoted Kellyanne Conway to campaign manager, campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned from his position.
On the campaign trail, Trump began reaching out to Black and Hispanic voters, by asking, "What do you have to lose by trying something new?" Trump also continued to flip-flop on immigration, his signature issue throughout the primary.
The time off isn't stopping Sunny from keeping tabs on the latest Trump news:
Trump is meeting with the Mexican President today in Mexico. To be a fly on that wall. Pun intended. https://t.co/NKdN8w5kTz— Sunny Hostin (@sunny) August 31, 2016
And it's safe to say Jedediah speaks for all of us with this tweet:
This election makes me understand why people drink.— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) August 17, 2016
#4 Huma Abedin Announces Split From Anthony Weiner Amidst Latest Sexting Allegations
Carlos Danger is at it again! Hours after the New York Post revealed Anthony Weiner sent lewd messages and pictures to a woman as recently as last year, his wife and top Hillary Clinton aide, Huma Abedin, announced she is separating from her husband. The latest revelation was particularly troubling given that in one of the lewd photos Weiner sent, the couple's son was lying in bed next to him.
#Weinergate has been a favorite subject of Joy Behar's going back to 2011!
Anthony Weiner is such a narcissist. I'm surprised he didn't send a photo of himself to HIMSELF. #weinergate— Joy Behar (@JoyVBehar) June 8, 2011
Jedediah offered Abedin some advice:
Cut him loose permanently already. https://t.co/pEd8nkbw6V— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) August 29, 2016
Anthony Weiner really is a special kind of disgusting.— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) August 29, 2016
Sunny discussed the fact that Child Services was now investigating Anthony Weiner on Good Morning America:
She also had some thoughts on Trump's comments on the Weiner saga:
#5 That Epic Real Housewives of New York Finale
Ok, so maybe the co-hosts weren't as obsessed with this topic as The View staff was, but Luann's new beau was a Hot Topic last season. In June, we discussed Luann's new fiancé, Tom, and the fact that he had previously dated two of the other Housewives! The co-hosts debated whether they would ever date a guy who's been with one of their friends. Sunny was adamant that doing so would violate girl code, while Raven Symoné suggested that everything happens for a reason and "maybe they were supposed to find each other and that was the only way they could meet." Sara even revealed that her dad was originally set up with someone who ended up being a bridesmaid in her parents' wedding.
Well flash forward a few months, in a revelation only suitable for a finale, Bethenny showed Luann "evidence" that Tom was allegedly making out with another woman in the middle of the Regency Hotel, supposedly in front of everyone! Oh the Hot Topic questions that arose from this episode: Would you tell a friend if you found out their partner was cheating? Was Bethenny wrong to tell Carole and Ramona before Luann? Would you still marry a person if they cheated before you were even married? Is kissing cheating? What's worse: The cheating or the fact that he did it in public?
Lucky for us we have a three-part reunion that will be in full swing when the co-hosts hit the table for Season 20 on September 6th! See you then!