Our country seems to be getting more and more divided every day and “The View” hosts decided to talk about that subject in Thursday’s episode.
“They see that we’re going backwards and it’s about otherism,” said co-host Sunny Hostin. “It’s now about immigrants and Muslims. We’re very much in that culture war.”
“Black children were separated from their families throughout centuries,” she continued. “Let’s face it, a second Civil War, we are in the grasp of a Civil War now. A culture war.”
Joy Behar then claimed that the white elites and their supporters are growing fearful that they will soon become the minority.
“It’s getting to be more and more, and this is the fear that is — they are stoking the fear of these supporters, that racist fear,” she continued. “Your white privilege is going to be taken away. It’s all fear-based. We live in New York City, OK? In New York City, every color of the rainbow gets along just fine.”
Meghan McCain then cut in to say that it’s not about race, but about poverty.
“Some of this is about race. I think we can concede this, but a lot of this is about poverty,” McCain said. “Which again, seems to be missed in the mainstream media. When you are living in a tiny town in America and your coal mine or steel mine went under and opiate addiction is raging in your town, and you can’t pay your insurance, and you can’t pay –”
“It sounds like black people, you know? I don’t mean that in a crazy way” Goldberg cut in.
That’s when things got heated.
“I adore you as you know,” McCain said. “But that was a cheap shot. I’m trying to explain.”
“Oh, no, no, no. I know what you were trying to do. I get it. That’s why I said it with a smile because people — poor people are everywhere,” Goldberg said back. “It’s not just whites.”
“I’m trying to explain. I have been to these places,” McCain said.
“So have I, Meghan,” said Goldberg, who came from poverty. “We have both been there. We know.”
“What I would like to know,” Behar interrupted. “Is why do people think that the Republican Party with Trump in charge, is going to help them out of their poverty when they give tax breaks to the very wealthy of this country?”
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