Comedian Wanda Sykes was a guest host on "The View" Friday and declared that the House of Representatives' vote Thursday to pass the American Health Care Act — the Republican bill to "repeal and replace" Obamacare – was nothing more than "racist" propaganda, targeting former President Barack Obama.
When liberal panelist Joy Behar asked what Sykes thought about the AHCA, she answered, "It's awful. It's awful. And we all know what it is."
"They're just trying to erase anything that President Obama did," the comedian reasoned. "They wanna act like that man never existed, like it never happened. I bet you Mitch McConnell's on the phone with David Copperfield right now, 'Uh, what else you got?' I wanna make him disappear.' "
"It's racism," she said, putting all jokes aside at that point. "That's it. They hate having a black president, and they wanna get rid of it. That's what it is."
Behar, the unlikely voice of reason, brought things full circle with her response, however.
"Well, I think also, they hated his policies," Behar said, "because they've been dying to put everything back to the states, make the government smaller and make money for the very rich, and he [Obama] didn't do that. I think it's a lot about that, too."
Undeterred, Sykes continued, "Before President Obama got to do anything, Mitch McConnell said, 'My number one job is to make sure he doesn't get a second term,' so how can you be against something when ... he hasn't done anything yet?"
"The level of disrespect and everything they gave him," Sykes added, shaking her head. "Uh-uh. It's race."
Daytime television had a field day with President Donald Trump, the GOP and the AHCA on Friday, and "The View" wasn't the only show to address the controversial bill.
Early Friday morning, "Morning Joe" tackled the controversial subject and blamed the passing of the bill on "fat, middle-aged white" men.
Twitter at large seemed to place a heavy portion of the blame on women, claiming that 50 percent of white women voted for Trump, thus pushing the bill along themselves.