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Lori Loughlin: Candace Cameron Bure 'Comes Out on Top' When Sparring With Liberal 'The View' Co-hosts

( [email protected] ) Nov 17, 2016 10:52 AM EST
Lori Loughlin has praised her "Fuller House" co-star Candace Cameron Bure for the "graceful" manner in which she conducts herself on the "The View" despite receiving constant pushback from her more liberal co-hosts.
Whoopi Goldberg, left, and Candace Cameron Bure appear on "The View." ABC/ Lou Rocco

Lori Loughlin has praised her "Fuller House" co-star Candace Cameron Bure for the "graceful" manner in which she conducts herself on the "The View" despite receiving constant pushback from her more liberal co-hosts.

"She is representing one voice, and obviously there are other opinions at that table and she sort of is a standalone," Loughlin said of Bure's role on the ABC talk show. "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."

As an outspoken Christian with conservative political views, Bure often clashes with her co-hosts - particularly Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar, who regularly tout a more liberal viewpoint regarding issues like religious freedom, prayer, and morality.

As the sole conservative voice on the show, Loughlin acknowledged it must be intimidating for Bure 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."

Last week, Bure clashed with Goldberg following Donald Trump's poll-defying win on Nov. 8th. While she didn't endorse Trump during the course of his election, the "Fuller House" star said she wasn't disappointed in the results: "My heart is beating so fast. I am a little nervous to even speak today. I honestly didn't think... Donald was going to win, and I can't say that I'm upset about it," she said.

Bure explained she voted on policy, even though she disagrees with many things Trump has said. She urged those discouraged by the election results to trust God for the future and expressed hope that Americans will be united.

"I pray that we come together," she said. "And yet, if anything, I hope, no matter what side you were one, it brings all of us as a people to a horizontal posture - brings us to our knees, our face to the floor, that we pray for our country."

Bure added, "That we pray for him, whether you think he could turn this upside down, or you're praying he will uphold the positions he said he would."

In turn, Whoopi Goldberg questioned Bure's approach and said she is "concerned" for the children in the United States.

"And all those things are great, but for all those people who don't have a relationship with God that is your relationship, what do they do?" she asked.

"This fool has said -- and I know he is the president," she continued. "This is a bigger picture than him. This ripples out on so many bigger things... Whatever you believe no child should be afraid that their parents are going to be taken away because they are Muslim or because they are Mexican or because they are Black... and that to me is an issue," Goldberg declared.

Earlier, Bure admitted to Fox News that sometimes, being the "controversial conservative" can be exhausting, as her opinions are rarely backed up by her co-hosts.

"I realize sometimes I am the lone conservative or lone Republican sitting at the table some days," she said. "And some days it's hard to not have backup but we are all there to share our opinions and I think that's one thing that about me, I don't get hot headed."

However, the mother-of-three told Fox News she doesn't let such disagreements negatively affect her.

"I don't take any of it personally," she said. "I don't think really any of the women are on the panel mean it personally. We all have different opinions that is why we are there."

Bure added, "I believe in what I believe but I love being open and listening to others and it doesn't matter to me at the end of the day whether we agree or not," she explained. "I believe in healthy conversation, and that's what I always try to bring to the table. I don't get overly impassioned or angry with someone who doesn't agree with me, that's just my personality."  

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