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“The View” co-host Sunny Hostin, a woman with a history of raising a ruckus over alleged bigotry, committed one of the most common acts of bigotry herself Wednesday, choosing to mock former first lady Melania Trump’s ability to speak English.
The bigotry erupted from her mouth during a discussion with turncoat former Trump-era White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, who, prior to becoming press secretary, had served as the former first lady’s chief of staff.
The discussion began with co-host Whoopi Goldberg drawing attention to Trump-era Attorney General Bill Barr’s recently released memoir and, more specifically, his claim made in the book that the former first lady was “smarter than her husband.”
The book was released earlier this week:
Former AG Barr’s upcoming book has a title and release date: “One Damn Thing After Another” coming March 8. pic.twitter.com/dWXUI6Bqmm
— Alex Mallin (@alex_mallin) January 18, 2022
Responding to Barr’s claim, Grisham seemed to concur.
“She was really, really aware of optics, and so she knew how to manipulate her husband. … She definitely was more level-headed than he was. I did see her many times stop him from even putting out tweets that were crazier than normal if you can imagine. I don’t know,” she said.
Hostin then piped up to talk trash.
“She was also a liar. She lied about her educational background, right?” she claimed.
“She’s a birther,” co-host Joy Behar, another woman with a rich history of complaining about alleged bigotry, chimed in.
“She’s a birther,” Hostin concurred.
Turning her attention to the former first lady’s known multilingual proficiency, Hostin then said, “She claims to speak several languages, but then …”
Grisham abruptly cut in to point out that she’d “heard her speak a few of them.”
“Not five though, I’m sure,” Hostin rebutted.
“I’ve heard her speak three of them,” Grisham replied.
“And one of those is English?” Hostin said, eliciting laughter from the audience.
“Yes, yes, yes,” Grisham replied.
Her “funny” remark elicited an entirely different response on social media, with some calling Hostin jealous, some calling her a racist and others calling out her hypocrisy:
@sunny mocking immigrants is ok now?
— Rock Hardcastle 🐻 🥃👌🏾 (@mr_r_hardcastle) March 9, 2022
.@sunny is a jealous witch!
— DEEDEEK9090 (@deedeek9090) March 9, 2022
@Sunnyhostin at least Melania Trump speaks the King’s English unlike you! What slang is that you speak where you don’t use proper subject/verb agreement?? Where did you go to school?
— Debgolf (@Debgolf2) March 9, 2022
@MELANIATRUMP is more beautiful, more intelligent, and more amazing than @sunny could imagine herself ever to be. Making fun of someone broken English because they know several languages shows how unintelligent Sunny hostin really is.
— arthur_b_chaney (@arthur_b_chaney) March 9, 2022
So, @sunny you are a racist, I heard the audience laugh and I saw your reaffirming smirk. As someone who speaks a number of languages, like @MELANIATRUMP I respect her. It is an EU policy that everyone speak at least two language in addition to their own. You wouldn’t know.
— Senator Steve Carlson 2.022 (@SteveWCarlson) March 9, 2022
Hostin’s remark fit into a longtime pattern of her speaking and behaving in contradiction to what she preaches.
Recently she slammed former President Donald Trump for referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent moves as “genius” and “savvy.”
Yet days later, she herself called his moves “strategic” and “smart”:
— ChadK (@charpmedia) March 4, 2022
She has for years complained about alleged bigotry and racism, yet on Wednesday’s episode of “The View,” she mocked “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Dolores Catania over her light skin complexion.
“Was that a black woman or a tan?” she said of the star’s complexion.
Listen from the :40 mark below:
— Dave Quinn (@NineDaves) March 9, 2022
Some critics say she’s no different than the hatemongers at MSNBC, including virulently anti-white hosts Joy Reid and Tiffany Cross, in addition to guest Elie Mystal.
They say it raises the question of why they’re given such carte blanche freedom to spout bigotry on national television, while meanwhile everyday Americans are sometimes cancelled for bigoted remarks or comments they made years ago.
Dovetailing back to the discussion with Grisham, the turncoat former Trump era official was also asked to explain why she’d waited til after the Jan. 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol to resign from the administration.
The question was based on the belief that former President Trump was some sort of monstrous figure, and working for him was equivalent to committing a crime.
“It’s a great, fair question. I tried to resign many times. When I got to the West Wing, I realized it was a really bad environment. I saw with my own eyes — I hadn’t seen with my own eyes — some of the things that he did and said,” Grisham said.
She added that she’d also had financial considerations.
“If I were to leave, I’m a single mom who needs a job. And let me tell you, no one was gonna hire me, good, bad or ugly, after two years, three years, four years. I had to think about that. But my point is now, I messed up. I am sorry. I will say that ’til the end of time,” she said.
Meanwhile, as of the morning of March 10th, the hashtag #TrumpWasRightAboutEverything was trending on Twitter amid polling data showing that a majority of Democrats and Republicans believe Putin would have never invaded Ukraine had Trump won the 2020 presidential election …
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