Andy Cohen on the 'Real Housewives of New York' getting political: 'I love that the women took a stand'

Andy Cohen may have received some pushback for focusing part of the current season of "Real Housewives of New York" on the 2016 election, but he doesn't regret doing it.

Speaking exclusively to AOL Entertainment at a recent event at the Samsung 837 space in the Meatpacking District, the "Watch What Happens Live" host said it was only natural for the show to feature the Housewives' reactions and involvement in the election this season.

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"Yeah I mean some people said, 'I don't come to the show for that, why are you including politics in the show?'" he said when we asked if he got any criticism for getting political. "And I'm like, 'Look, we were shooting in October and November, what were you doing in October and November besides obsessing about the election?' So, I love it that the women took a stand, and they let you in on their views. Agree or disagree, it was what was happening at the time."

Later in our interview with Cohen, we asked him about him calling out President Trump on Twitter for continually taking a page from the "Real Housewives Handbook" during his presidency.

For our full interview with Andy Cohen, where we also talk about "Love Connection," how the recent "Bachelor in Paradise" scandal will affect the reality TV landscape and more, watch the video above.

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