Quantcast
Connect with us

The View’s crowd goes wild as Newt Gingrich gets dismantled for excusing Trump’s infamous Charlottesville remarks

Published

on

The View‘s Sunny Hostin on Monday repeatedly busted former House Speaker Newt Gingrich for excusing and defending President Donald Trump’s response to the Charlottesville neo-Nazi riots, after the president’s statements condemning anti-Semitism in the wake of the Chabad at Poway shooting this weekend.

“There’s this myth on the left that’s not true,” said Gingrich. “If you go back and look at what Trump said, Trump says clearly that he was opposed to white supremacists, that he’s opposed to Klansmen, that he’s opposed to nazis. He says it clearly.”

“It’s not that clear,” interjected co-hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin.

“It’s not. I have what he said right here,” Hostin continued. “His first statement he said that ‘there was violence on many sides.’ Two days later, after all the backlash, is the first time he mentioned the KKK and neo-Nazis. And then the following day he still said, Newt, ‘you had some very bad people in that group, you also had some very fine people on both sides.'”

“If by ‘both sides’ — look, this is an interesting topic,” Gingrich replied shiftily.

ADVERTISEMENT

“The statement is very interesting,” Hostin shot back, sarcastically.

“Are we going to say if you are somebody who thought Robert E. Lee was a decent person, which by the way would be a high percentage of white Virginians –” Gingrich tried feebly, but got hit from both sides.

“Wasn’t he a traitor to the country,” asked Behar.

ADVERTISEMENT

“And a slave holder?” added Hostin. “And a horrible person?”

“Now you’re going to say everybody in the South who thinks that anybody was a reasonable person was, you know,” Gingrich mumbled weakly, abruptly erasing Lee and history as a traitor and a slaveholder from the conversation.

“If you’re going to march with these folks, if you’re in the picture with them, it looks like you’re part of the problem,” added Whoopi Goldberg. “Even if you say they were good people, you have to understand that’s not what people see.”

ADVERTISEMENT

“You figure if you’re a good person and you’re marching for the monument,” she continued, “you’re not going to let people say, ‘well, you know, we’re not going to let Jews take over our lives,’ and ‘no more Jews,’ and ‘no more blacks’ and all of that stuff.”

Gingrich tried to change the subject, saying that anti-fascist street protestors were just as bad as the neo-Nazis, but the panel wasn’t having it.

“That’s not what we’re talking about, let’s stick with Charlottesville,” Goldberg said. Gingrich then tried to hide Trump’s racism behind the fact that his daughter Ivanka had converted to Judaism after marrying Jared Kushner. That also flopped.

ADVERTISEMENT

“No one said that,” said Hostin, her voice dripping with disdain. “What we said, Speaker Gingrich, is that he said ‘you had some very bad people in that group. You also had some very fine people on both sides.’ The suggestion somehow that he did not say that is intellectually dishonest.”

“If you are marching with people wearing signs that say ‘Down with Jews, Jews are not going to take over our lives,'” Goldberg said, speaking slowly as if to a dull-witted child, “and you don’t step away because that’s not how you feel, you’re going to lumped into that group.”

Watch the video below.


Report typos and corrections to [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump goes off on ‘socialist, communist’ rant saying Democrats are ‘pro Al-Qaeda’

Published

on

President Donald Trump took his racist comments even further Monday afternoon, saying that Democrats are now pro-terrorism.

"We will never be a Socialist or Communist Country. IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY HERE, YOU CAN LEAVE!" Trump ranted. "It is your choice, and your choice alone. This is about love for America. Certain people HATE our Country. They are anti-Israel, pro Al-Qaeda, and comment on the 9/11 attack, “some people did something.” Radical Left Democrats want Open Borders, which means drugs, crime, human trafficking, and much more. Detention facilities are not Concentration Camps! America has never been stronger than it is now – rebuilt Military, highest Stock Market EVER, lowest unemployment and more people working than ever before. Keep America Great!"

Continue Reading

2020 Election

Pelosi’s war on progressives risks another Trump victory

Published

on

There are three reasons Trump won, and some of the leading Democrats don't seem to understand any of them

If Trump wins in 2020—and right now, he stands a good chance of doing it—you can thank Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the neoliberals in charge of the Democratic Party.

At the moment she and her allies are waging a war against progressives in order to hold onto a mythical centrist majority that doesn't exist. This threatens to repeat the mistakes of 2016, while ignoring the lessons of 2018.

Continue Reading
 

CNN

CNN’s Jake Tapper reveals Rep. Ilhan Omar has been a citizen longer than Melania Trump has

Published

on

Jake Tapper WTF

In his opening commentary, CNN host Jake Tapper attacked President Donald Trump's comments about four freshmen Congresswomen of color as racist.

"The president was seeming to be referencing Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), who were born in New York City, Detroit, and Cincinnati, respectively. As well as Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) who came to the U.S. as a child, a refugee from Somalia and has been a U.S. Citizen since a teenager, longer than the first lady."

Continue Reading
 
 
 

Copyright © 2019 Raw Story Media, Inc. PO Box 21050, Washington, D.C. 20009 | Masthead | Privacy Policy | For corrections or concerns, please email [email protected]

close-image