Panelists featured on the Fox News program, “Outnumbered,” had nothing but praise to heap upon Republican presidential candidate Sen. Tim Scott after his outstanding response to questions concerning the topic of systemic racism during his appearance on “The View,” left liberal co-host Sunny Hostin speechless.
During the interview, Hostin pushed, poked, and prodded Scott to provide a definition of “systemic racism,” a controversial issue that has caused widespread division among Americans over the course of recent years, pointing out that he was the first African-American to be elected to the Senate from the South since the era of Reconstruction.
Hostin then referred to both her and Scott as being the “exception” but not the rule in the U.S.
Scott took the opportunity to then offer Hostin a reminder that here, in America, we’ve had a black president and two secretaries of state.
“That is a dangerous, offensive, disgusting message to send to our young people today that the only way to succeed is by being the exception,” Scott said in response to Hostin’s comments.
Emily Compagno, one of the co-hosts on “Outnumbered,” said that Scott’s reply was “thoughtful, reasoned, and prepared.”
Former Trump administration Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany praised the senator’s performance, noting that he stood firm in his position, but seemed very charming.
“He did so well because he showed up with facts. He’s so positive, so optimistic,” McEnany weighed in. “Sunny Hostin looked at him speechless. Nothing to say because those are facts. Those are undeniable, what he said.”
After lifting up Scott for his appearance on the program, the panelists turned their attention to co-host Joy Behar, who was not on the episode featuring Scott. While Behar is usually off on Mondays, the absence earned her significant criticism after making the claim that Scott “doesn’t get” systemic racism that she says many minorities face in America.
“This is a big deal,” Compagno commented. “This is a sitting senator, and he’s a presidential candidate. And it’s also the subject and the target of much of her ill-founded, absolutely racist, totally nonsensical, fantastical comments about him. So you would think she would make an exception and show up for work.”
Guy Benson, a contributor for Fox News, went on to say that Behar would have benefited from being present and hearing what Scott had to say. However, Kennedy, a host for FOX Business, stated that if she had been on the episode, it would have forced Behar to confront the bigotry in her own comments.
“And the truth is her comments were incredibly bigoted and divisive,” Kennedy added. “And that has become par for the course on ‘The View.’”
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