Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the liberal ladies of ABC’s The View celebrated by making a mockery of Dr. King’s legacy. In addition to spreading the usual lies about Republicans trying to erase black people from history, white co-host Sara Haines proclaimed that it was “important” for white kids like her own to be made to “feel bad” in history class, particularly about slavery. She demanded this while no one living today was involved in the slavery of the past.
Setting the stage for Haines’s insane demand, staunchly racist and anti-Semitic co-host Sunny Hostin spewed her usual anti-American falsehood about how the country was founded on slavery. “What happens is when you’ve had privilege for so long, equality feels a lot like oppression,” she chided her critics.
Hostin herself had a very warped perspective on what oppression actually was. Despite being a multimillionaire who brags about not needing to shop for groceries in years, Hostin insists she’s “oppressed” and demands her reparations.
Faux conservative Ana Navarro went off about how Republicans had “weaponized” black history and books “for political purposes to drive people to the polls based on outrage” and the perception that “my poor little white kid is feeling bad because he’s learning about slavery.”
“Learning about history should not make anybody feel bad,” Navarro added. “Oh, it should make you feel bad!” Haines interrupted. Haines insisted it was “important that it makes you feel bad.”
Navarro actually provided pushback, telling Haines: “I don’t think it should make you feel bad. I don’t think a white child that’s had nothing to do with slavery should feel bad about slavery. I think we need to learn so we don’t repeat the same mistakes of history.”
Unfortunately, that tone didn’t last for long as Navarro quickly pivoted to bashing Republican candidates for president. “And you’ve got in the Republican primary right now, you’ve got Ron DeSantis who wants to argue there’s a positive side to slavery. You’ve got Nikki Haley who can’t even bring herself to utter the word ‘slavery as the cause of the Civil War,” she decried.
“But she has black friends,” Hostin sniped at Haley. It was another example of the ABC host making a racially charged remark targeting Haley. Two years ago, Hostin suggested “Nikki” was a fake name Haley took on to appear white, since she’s of Indian heritage, even calling her a racial “chameleon.”
Ironically, Haines was the one to call her out. “Sunny! You go by a different name!” she said with a laugh. But Hostin wasn’t laughing. “Because most Americans can’t pronounce Asunción because of the undereducation in our country,” she sneered.
For her part, moderator Whoopi Goldberg ridiculously claimed that soon, schools would no longer be able to acknowledge the existence of people. “There were some people…but we’re not going to tell you who they were,” she claimed, without evidence.
Whoopi claims American history classes won’t mention black people at all and they’ll just say “There were some people…but we’re not going to tell you who they were.”
Sunny then claims black people were the only group that “built this country.” pic.twitter.com/dtN36oO9YZ
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) January 15, 2024
The transcript is below. Click “expand” to read:
ABC’s The View
January 15, 2024
11:04:16 a.m. Eastern
SUNNY HOSTIN: …because what is supposed to be the very foundation of this country is that we are all equal, but what happens is when you’ve had privilege for so long, equality feels a lot like oppression.
ANA NAVARRO: You know, but I –
I think there’s more to it than that. I think what it is, is black history and other things, banning books, has been weaponized for political purposes to drive people to the polls based on outrage because my poor little white kid is feeling bad because he’s learning about slavery. That’s ridiculous. Learning about history should not make anybody feel bad. We learn about history —
SARA HAINES [Interrupting]: Oh, it should make you feel bad!
NAVARRO: No. Well –
HAINES: But it’s important that it makes you feel bad.
NAVARRO: I don’t think it should make you feel bad. I don’t think a white child that’s had nothing to do with slavery should feel bad about slavery. I think we need to learn so we don’t repeat the same mistakes of history.
Today, is MLK Day and what’s happening around this country with history, with banning books is absolutely insane. And you’ve got in the Republican primary right now, you’ve got Ron DeSantis who wants to argue there’s a positive side to slavery. You’ve got Nikki Haley who can’t even bring herself to utter the word “slavery” as the cause of the Civil War.
HOSTIN: But she has black friends.
NAVARRO: And you have Donald Trump who wants to give Abraham Lincoln advice on how to negotiate slavery. So, let me just be crystal clear: there was no positive side to slavery, slavery was the cause of the Civil War, and you don’t negotiate or compromise when it comes to slavery.
HAINES: Yeah, absolutely.