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The Set Of ‘The View’ Goes Insane In Debate Over Calling America A Racist Nation

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Sunny Hostin, a cohost on the ABC Daytime talk show “The View” clashed with fellow cohost Alyssa Farah Griffin in a debate on racism in America.

Hosting claimed that America was still a racist nation but Griffin countered that she believed only a small minority of people were racist.

Hostin then used her “lived experience” to stymie the conversation and claimed that her son was called racial slurs on a Florida beach while providing no evidence and not being challenged.

“I just don’t believe that, in my day-to-day life that the people that you’re encountering harbor racist viewpoints,” Farah Griffin said before Hostin interrupted her and said, “If you looked like me, you would believe differently.”

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Hostin said that Farah Griffin could not ignore her “lived experience” and then claimed that her son was called the N-word “several times” as he walked on a beach in Florida.

“There is a significant portion, that are racist and you can’t dismiss my lived experience,” Hostin said. “When I say that there are a lot of racists in this country. I just experienced my son walking down the beach being called the N-word several times in Florida. So you can’t say I believe that the vast majority of people aren’t racist.”

“That’s fair. There are 300 million people in this country. I would never minimize your lived experience any more than I would as an Arab woman,” Farrah Griffin said.

Earlier in the month Vice President Kamala Harris appeared on the show where cohost Joy Behar actually had some criticism of the Biden administration.

Behar explained to guest and Vice President Kamala Harris why she thinks Democratic voters and political leaders are becoming more and more frustrated with President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign as Donald Trump surges.

Prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama, have voiced their criticism of the Biden campaign’s strategy for the anticipated rematch with President Donald Trump, raising concerns about Biden’s prospects for victory.

During Harris’ appearance, Behar addressed those concerns head-on.

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“Let’s talk a little bit about how you’re going to go after the other side, because some heavy hitting Democrats are sounding the alarm behind closed doors,” Behar told Harris. “President Obama has reportedly said the Biden campaign is too complacent when it comes to Trump. Representative Jim Clyburn has said the campaign isn’t breaking through the MAGA wall. Michelle Obama says she’s terrified, as we are are about the potential outcome of the election.”

“Now, are you scared? … What could happen if Trump ever became — God forbid — president again, and what are you going to do to stop the crazies?” she asked.

Harris claimed she is “scared as heck” of Trump being reelected — even as her boss’s Justice Department is targeting the former president — and said all Americans should be as well.

“I am scared as heck, which is why I’m traveling our country,” the vice president responded. “You know, there’s an old saying that there are only two ways to run for office, either without an opponent or scared. So on all of those points, yes, we should all be scared.”

“But as we know — and certainly, this is a table of very powerful women — we don’t run away from something when we’re scared. We fight back against it, right? So many of us know when we are scared for the future of our children, do we then stay in bed with the covers over our head?” she continued. “No, we can’t. We cannot. And this is where this election requires, rightly, that President Biden and I and all of us who are part of this administration, we gotta earn re-election.”

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