As NewsBusters has documented multiple times this year, South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott has been the target of racist attacks from the cast of ABC’s The View because of his positive and optimistic take on race relations in America. Well, on Monday’s edition of the show, he appeared as a guest and confronted them on their racist attacks and defended the tremendous progress America has made.
In a fundraising e-mail, before his appearance, Scott called out The View directly. “After co-host Whoopi Goldberg said I have ‘Clarence Thomas syndrome’ as a Black Republican AND after co-host Joy Behar said I’m a Republican because I ‘don’t get’ the idea of racism, I’m sure it’s going to be exciting television!” he told supporters.
Of course, staunchly racist co-host Sunny Hostin was the one to broach the subject of race with the Senator. And he immediately explained that their comments against him was why he was on the show. “One of the reasons I'm on this show is because of the comments made frankly on this show that the only way for a young African American kid to be successful in this country is to be the exception and not the rule,” he told them off.
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