Earlier this week, Donald Trump referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as "Rocket Man" during one of his many tweets. After using the term again during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, Trump instantly came under fire, including from the hosts on "The View."

"The View" on Trump

For decades, Donald Trump has made a name for himself by being controversial. Whether it was in the world of real estate or as the host of "The Apprentice," Trump's questionable actions and style made him a household name. When he announced his plan to run for president, many wondered if he would dial back his persona due to the fact that he would be out of the world of entertainment and into the reality of politics.

That question was quickly answered during his campaign announcement when he made insulting remarks about illegal immigrants from Mexico coming into the United States. Trump didn't hold back in the months that followed, and despite being hit with massive backlash from the majority of the mainstream media and his critics, he was able to pull off the upset in the GOP primary, and later the general election with his win over Hillary Clinton. Fast forward to present day and even some in Trump's base are starting to back off their support, which led into his speech at the United Nations on Tuesday morning. As seen on the September 19 edition of "The View," the hosts lashed out over the president's remarks.

Following Donald Trump's comments at the United Nations General Assembly, the hosts of "The View" wasted no time giving their thoughts, specifically about the president's comments about "destroying" North Korea.

"The entire world wondered what the current White House resident would say when he stood in front of the United Nations," co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, before showing a clip of Trump's aforementioned remarks about North Korea. "This guy needs to learn how to read a prompter. He can't read a prompter much less lead this country," co-host Joy Behar added.

Fellow co-host Sonny Hostin said that what "terrified" her the most was Donald Trump's statement about destroying North Korea. In response, Joy Behar pointed out that attacking North Korea could impact several other nations around them, citing former President John Kennedy's decision to handle the Cuban Missile Crisis to avoid nuclear war. "I feel a little more comfortable with JFK," Hostin replied. "When you tweak the nose of the puppy, you will get bit," Whoopi Goldberg said, before comparing Trump and Kim by stating, "it's unstable vs unstable."

Behar's attack

Just minutes later, Joy Behar went back on the attack against Donald Trump.

"Why does he have to be so provocative all the time,” Behar asked. “We’re talking about annihilating millions of people. This is not baby stuff," she continued. "This is a guy who was leading The Apprentice and is now talking about nuclear war," Behar concluded. The segment ended with the hosts echoing the views of many around the world in questioning Trump's speech at the United Nations.