January 9, 2020
On January 8, Joy Behar of ABC-TV’s talkfest, The View, celebrated noxious white supremacist Richard Spencer’s disavowal of President Donald Trump over escalating tensions with Iran— calling Spencer’s slam of Trump “some good news, The Daily Beast reported.
Following Iran’s missile attacks on two Iraqi military bases at which American troops were deployed on Tuesday evening, Spencer—who helped organize the toxic and savage Neo-Nazi Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville—took to Twitter to declare: “I deeply regret voting for and promoting Donald Trump in 2016.”
Moments before Trump told the nation that Americans should be “extremely grateful” that Iran “appears to be standing down, the hosts of The View discussed public reactions to Iran’s air strikes, which that nation said were in retaliation for the assassination of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.
“This is a tiny thing that I noticed,” she continued. “Do you remember Richard Spencer? He’s basically the organizer of Unite the Right, the white-nationalist group that was marching in Charlottesville and [he] was all-in for Trump. Not anymore!”
“Wow!” Behar exclaimed after reading Spencer’s Trump-bashing tweet, prompting the crowd to applaud. “That’s interesting!”
Asked why she thought Spencer was splitting from Trump, the fervent Trump critic replied: “It’s like I said yesterday, Trump ran on not invading and being a warmonger. These people, they’re the ones who are going to go.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin, meanwhile, noted that racists like Spencer were dropping their support for the president “because they’re nationalists.”
Of course, The Daily Beast noted, what Behar seemed to miss is that even if Spencer et. al. stop supporting Trump, they will still be avowed disciples of a dangerous white-nationalist ideology.
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