The hosts of “The View” were very skeptical on Friday of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s pleas to forgive disgraced former sitcom star Roseanne Barr.
Co-host Sunny Hostin began by noting that Barr has been wildly inconsistent in showing how remorseful she is for comparing former Obama administration official Valerie Jarrett to an ape.
“Last week, she released a video where she’s screaming… that she didn’t know Valerie was black,” Hostin said. “And, in fact, she said, ‘I thought the b*tch was white!'”
Hostin went on to note that Barr also falsely claimed that Jarrett is Iranian as a way to defend herself against charges of racism.
“All valid points,” Boteach conceded, before arguing that Barr nonetheless deserved forgiveness. “Martin Luther King said two things about forgiveness: He said… forgiveness is not an occasional act, it’s a constant attitude, and… when we’ve lost the capacity to forgive, we’ve lost the capacity to love.”
Co-host Meghan McCain similarly expressed skepticism of embracing Roseanne, and she said the former sitcom star made it harder for her to convince people that Republicans aren’t all crazed bigots.
“Roseanne is every gross stereotype I’m trying to get people to get away from,” she said.
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Jeffrey Epstein’s IT consultant reveals he saw girls who ‘couldn’t have more than 15 or 16’ on private island
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The island, which has been called "pedophile island" by locals, had "topless women everywhere.
"There were photos of topless women everywhere," said contractor Steve Scully, who began working for Epstein in 1999 and continued for six years. "On his desk, in his office, in his bedroom."
Stephen Colbert mocks Eric Trump in a way that must be seen to be believed
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"I've got big gums, and I cannot lie," Colbert said.
"Yeah, 95, guys, I'm tellin' ya," Colbert said, pretending to be Eric with his lips curled up.
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Tuesday, CNN released interviews with Texas Trump supporters who defended his racist attacks on four Congresswomen of color. Wednesday night, Van Jones showed his panel of supporters of both President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama. But things got tense when a Black Trump supporter was asked about the president's racially charged statements.
Two men, one white one Black, in the group said they supported Trump and probably would again because business was good. Two women in the group lamented that Trump's racism was hurtful for the country.
"I just go back to values," the older women said. "I value treating people with dignity. And if there is anything that is incongruent with those values, then I'm not for that. So I'm not going to put profit over my values."