Outgoing 4th District Rep. Mia Love said Friday morning she felt like President Trump decided he didn't need her and threw her under the bus when he mocked her in his post-election news conference.
Love went on morning chatfest "The View" Friday to discuss her narrow loss to Democrat Ben McAdams. She was asked about Trump's claim the day after the election that her loss was because she "gave me no love."
"He thought he didn't need me, so he said 'We'll throw her under the bus.'" said Love.
Love speculated Trump threw barbs toward her because he didn't want to share the credit for the release of Utahn Josh Holt from a prison in Venezuela.
"I think it was about him getting credit for the release of Joshua Holt. I was doing what I thought I would want my representative to do if that were my son. I mean...I don't...I don't get it."
Hosts Joy Behar and Ana Navarro pushed back when Love tried her well-worn claim Democrats are hypocritical on diversity issues because they targeted her, a black woman, for defeat in the 2018 midterms.
Love:" "I was targeted by Democrats. They targeted me because I am a black female Republican, and they replaced me with a middle-aged white male in the state of Utah.
Behar: "Well, the voters did."
Love: "Well, there was a whole of money in an R+13 district that wanted to take me out. Diversity is good for them if you think the same way they do."
Navarro: "They wanted a majority. If it means taking out the only black Republican woman, they did it. I don't think it was to them targeting a black woman."
Love also struggled when pressed on her claim that Democratic policies don't help families.
"I believe that conservative policies work," said Love. "They work for black communities. They lift people and give them as many opportunities as possible."
Love tried to explain while co-hosts Behar and Sonny Hostin piled on the criticism.
"How do they do that? The Democrats don't do that?" said Behar.
Hostin jumped in saying "There are more white people on welfare than blacks."
Behar asked if Love supported healthcare for everyone. Love said it was important to reduce the cost of healthcare and pharmaceuticals, but said the problem was finding the money to pay for it.
"Maybe some of the money for the wall?" deadpanned Hostin.
UtahPolicy.com previously reported Love was possibly eyeing a job in the media following her ouster from Congress.
Watch the entire segment below: