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Joy Behar, the controversial, liberal host of the ABC talk show “The View” may have just said the most ridiculous thing she has ever said, and that is saying something.
After Republican Sen. Tim Scott declared his candidacy for President of the United States she suggested that Sen. Scott and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas do not know what it is like to be black in America.
Yes Joy Behar, a white woman, insinuated that Sen. Scott and Justice Thomas, two black men, do not know what it is like to be black in the United States.
The panel played a clip of Sen. Scott being interviewed by NBC News journalist Tom Llamas.
LLAMAS: “Do you think GOP voters want someone carrying a Bible or they want someone driving a bulldozer into the Democrats?”
SCOTT: “The truth is that what people really want is an optimistic, positive conservative who has the backbone, but also believes that the best is yet to come. (…) I don’t think you have to be a pessimist to be strong.”
LLAMAS: “It doesn’t sound like former President Trump is worried about you.”
SCOTT: “Well, I’ll say this, I’d appreciate his vote as well. So the truth of the matter is, I do think that the power of persuasion is necessary for the next president, I happen to look forward to being that next president, and so I will take all those I can get from anyone, anywhere, anytime, as I head into this election.”
LLAMAS: “Would you ever try to overturn an election you lost?”
After the clip cohost Whoopi Goldberg said to the panel, “So what are we actually seeing here? What was happening?”
“Well, isn’t he Professor Positive?” Behar said as cohost Haines agreed “He is.”
“Unlike Trump, everything’s bad, there’s doomsday, he’s more in the Reaganesque morning in America, things are fabulous. And he’s also hedging his bets. He doesn’t really go out and say he’s not pro choice exactly. Although he did say, when he said that he would vote anything they put on the table, the Republicans. So he is not pro choice. And he’s one of these guys who, you know, he’s like Clarence Thomas, black Republican, who believes in pulling yourself by your bootstraps, rather than to understanding the systemic racism that African-Americans face in this country and other minorities. He doesn’t get it, neither does Clarence,” she said.
“Right,” cohost Sunny Hostin said.
“And that’s why they’re Republicans,” Behar said.
“Yeah,” Hostin said.
It comes as former President Donald Trump is proposing that CNN host him again for another town hall event while calling out one of the network’s political analysts and former Trump White House staffer Alyssa Farah Griffin, who also co-hosts ABC’s “The View.”
As reported by Deadline, Trump was a ratings bonanza for little-watched CNN with some 3.3 million viewers tuning in to watch last month’s event hosted by the network’s newest prime-time addition, current morning show co-host Kaitlin Collins.
In a post on Truth Social on May 20, Trump called the town hall “absolutely lovely” and added that it was one of CNN’s “biggest rating nights in years.”
He also proposed doing another town hall event.
“Wow! Word is that they are revolting at the ‘View’ and CNN, and want Farrah [sic] OUT! Much more to come. She tried to delete out her words, but we got them ALL. I don’t see how she lasts because this ‘stuff’ shows what a phony she is. MUCH MORE TO COME! They won’t be able to take the Radical Left Heat, just as CNN wants to fire the ‘boss’ because of the absolutely lovely Town Hall they just put on. One of their biggest ratings nights in years, & they are begging for mercy. CNN, let’s do another one?” he wrote.
Trump went on to share a video of Farah Griffin praising her former boss and calling him a “remarkable man” and “strong leader for our nation.” The video showcases the political commentator reflecting on her initial meeting with Trump, which took place during her time working for then-Vice President Mike Pence.
“Backbencher in the Trump Administration, Alyssa Farah, like so many other sleazebags, had only glowing reviews of the Trump Administration until long after she left. A loser then, and a loser now! More to follow,” Trump posted.