Joy Behar, the outspoken and radical co-host of ABC’s “The View” who doubtlessly hails from a majority-White family, found time Monday to disparage the intelligence of two prominent Black conservatives.
Even more profoundly silly, she stooped to lecturing her receptive audience on how neither understand what it means to be Black in America.
The ridiculous stands leftists take are far more entertaining than anything that could be made up.
The show’s panel was discussing the entry of Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) into the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
Behar claimed Scott is “one of these guys, who, you know, he’s like [Supreme Court Justice] Clarence Thomas, Black Republicans, believes in pulling yourself up by your bootstraps rather than, to me, understanding the systemic racism that African-Americans face in this country.”
She added, “He doesn’t get it; neither does Clarence, and that’s why they’re Republicans.”
Noted expert on black men, Joy Behar, says Tim Scott and Clarence Thomas, two actual black men, don’t know what it’s like to be black in America. pic.twitter.com/ElmFLu3TnY
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) May 23, 2023
The appalling statement earned Behar applause and laughter from the leftist audience.
All the ranting host knows about being Black in America comes from her stint in “blackface,” which she admitted to in 2016. Fact-checking website Snopes labeled the accusation that Behar dressed in blackface for Halloween as “True.”
Behar had the nerve to show herself in costume then with a decidedly different hue on the air. She proudly declared “it was a Halloween party. I went as a beautiful African woman.”
Raven-Symone, a co-host who is actually Black, was visibly startled and asked Behar, “Did you have tanning lotion on, Joy?” Behar replied that she used “a light bit of makeup” that was darker than her skin. She defended herself by saying that her hair was really hers.
Behar’s hateful Monday rant diverted briefly to Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who she accused of being “Ron DeFascist.” She described now-presidential candidate Tim Scott slightly better, giving him political lineage from Ronald Reagan instead of Donald Trump.
Appearing on Fox News, Scott said conservatives should simply ignore leftist extremists and let their actions do the talking. He added that his life story disproves the liberal narrative that Blacks should see themselves as “victims.”
The Republican added, “I say, not on my watch. Let’s tell the whole story of America rising.”