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Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard went a few rounds with Hillary Clinton apologist Joy Behar Wednesday in an explosive appearance on ABC’s “The View.”

The 2020 presidential candidate confronted Behar over her claim that she was a “useful idiot” for the Russians.

“Some of you have accused me of being a traitor to my country, a Russian asset, a trojan horse, or a useful idiot I think was the term that you used,” Gabbard replied, referring to Behar’s attack on her character during an October broadcast of “The View”

“Well, useful,” Behar said, trying to squirm her way out of the uncomfortable confrontation. “But that’s a Russian term, they use that,” she lied.

Behar then attempted to use compliments of Gabbard from controversial figures as a weapon.

“Franklin Graham finds you refreshing. He doesn’t find me refreshing. Richard Spencer, the white nationalist leader, says he could vote for you,” she said.

“This is why I’m here — because you and other people continue to spread these innuendos that have nothing to do with who I am,” retorted Gabbard.

She went on to accuse Behar of doubling down on “baseless accusations” that former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton appeared to make about Gabbard. Clinton previously claimed that Gabbard was being “groomed” by the Russians to be a third-party candidate and was an “asset” of the Kremlin.

“I’m a soldier — because of the attacks on 9/11,” Gabbard said. “I enlisted in the military to go after and defeat and destroy the evil that visited us on that day. I’ve served now for over 16 years. I deployed twice to the Middle East during the height of the war where every single day I saw firsthand the terribly high human cost. It’s why I ran for Congress.”

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WIBC host Tony Katz offered his take on Gabbard’s battle with Behar during Thursday’s edition of “The Popcorn Moment.”