A heated argument erupted on ABC’s “The View” on Friday after co-host Sunny Hostin argued that black Americans who identified themselves as Republicans simply make no sense.
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During a heated panel discussion about recently appointed White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, Hostin made the jump to blasting Republicans, and argued that a “black Republican is an oxymoron.”
The segment, which initially zeroed in on a potential conflict of interest between incoming Press Secretary Jean-Pierre and her partner, CNN correspondent Suzanne Malveaux, also heard Hostin make a similar remark about Latino Republicans.
Co-hosts Hostin, Ana Navarro, and Sara Haines said that they didn’t believe that the relationship between Jean-Pierre and Malveaux created any conflict of interest.
Guest and talk show host Lindsey Granger, however, said that while she understood their stance, she believed it was important to keep an open mind about potentially unethical conversations that may take place “when you’re in bed with somebody.”
Navarro fired back that it was a “novel idea” for Granger — who she suggested was a Trump supporter — to believe that a government employee and a media staffer could cohabitate without sharing potentially sensitive information.
Granger snapped, “Did I ever say I was a supporter of Trump? There are many things I don’t stand by that Trump did. Trump has done things that are racist. I’m a black woman first, so always understand that. But I do say that I have many conservative values that I will talk to you about.”
“I feel like it’s an oxymoron, a black Republican,” Hostin spat.
Granger fired back, pointing to Navarro.
“Why? Your friend right here is a Republican,” she insisted.
Hostin argued, “I don’t understand either of you. I don’t understand black Republicans and I don’t understand Latino Republicans.”
Behar quickly cut to break in the middle of the fiery segment, ending the women’s spat.
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