Republican presidential candidate Tim Scott is slated to appear on "The View" Monday in the wake of leftist co-host Joy Behar saying last week that Scott — a black U.S. senator from South Carolina — is ignorant about racism.
Seems like the stage is set for a fiery episode — except that Behar won't be part of the Scott appearance because Monday is her day off, the Wrap reported.
You'd think the outspoken, seemingly fearless Behar would insist upon showing up so she and Scott can square off face to face, right? We shall see.
What's the background?
During the show's May 23 episode, Behar tore into Scott following his announcement that he'd be running for president.
"He's like [Supreme Court Justice] Clarence Thomas: black Republican who believes in pulling yourself [up] by your bootstraps rather than, to me, understanding the systemic racism that African-Americans face in this country, and other minorities," she said. "He doesn't get it; neither does Clarence, and that's why they're Republicans."
Behar's accusation received a round of applause and laughter from the studio audience.
Here's the clip from episode:
Trump Welcomes Tim Scott To 2024 Race | The Viewyoutu.be
The day before — a Monday, when Behar was absent — co-host Whoopi Goldberg claimed Scott used a “dogwhistle” in a recent speech when he championed the virtue of "personal responsibility." Goldberg also said Scott suffers from “Clarence Thomas Syndrome.”
Scott has already hit back
Earlier this week Scott responded to Behar's comments on “The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show." The presidential hopeful first referenced an old photo of the unmistakably white Behar wearing skin-darkening makeup and dressing as a "beautiful African woman" in the 1970s — a faux pas she actually defended:
“There’s no doubt a white lady dressing up in blackface, giving a black man advice, probably doesn’t ring true in anyone’s mind, certainly not my own, but more importantly, I find it offensive and disgusting and dangerous for a very different reason,” Scott said. "I’m used to having the left attack me because the truth of my life disproves their lies."
He continued, "When I helped write the tax cuts and jobs act, they called me a prop. When I started talking about re-funding the police, they called me a token. When I stepped forward and pushed back on President Biden’s ... agenda, they called me the N-word ... I’m used to it.”
Scott also noted, "Here's what is dangerous and offensive to me: For every young child in America wanting to think for themselves, draw their own conclusions, what [the left is] saying to them is, ‘Stay in your place, do not stick your head up, because we’re gonna tell you how to think so you never learn anything about what you should think.'"
He added that hearing "these millionaire TV personalities telling me how to live my life as a black man" is "literally the dumbest, most offensive thing I’ve witnessed on TV."
Behar previously lectured Scott on racism in April 2021 after he issued the Republican rebuttal of President Joe Biden's address to a joint session of Congress.
The Wrap said Whoopi Goldberg will lead the Scott interview Monday with Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, Alyssa Farah Griffin, and Ana Navarro along for the ride.
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