The View erupted into chaos as a discussion about the first Black White House Press Secretary turned into a discussion about Black and Latino Republicans.
Conservative guest co-host and Daily Blast Live‘s Lindsay Granger has been rubbing viewers and most of her co-hosts the wrong way, especially given her really weird tirade the other day, and this was still the case on Friday.
Granger ignited a debate when the panel was talking about the historic appointment of Karine Jean-Pierre as White House Press Secretary. She thought it was worth it to discuss a potential conflict of interest that the incoming secretary may have at her job as her because her partner, Suzanne Malveaux, works at CNN.
“People don’t want to see that happen as we’re leading into an election year, midterms, and the presidential election. I don’t think people want to think CNN – which many folks think is a left-leaning organization — is going to be given information earlier, Biden is going to be given information early, so we’re not seeing a fair presidential race.”
Hostin brought up Clarence Thomas
She said to her, “I have to tell you, I don’t think Republicans should mention anything about pillow talk or conflict of interest when you have Ginni Thomas sleeping next to Clarence Thomas and sending little text messages and having meetings with the twice-impeached, former disgraced president of the United States! No Republican ever wants to mention that little bit of pillow talk that seems to be happening to this day, okay?”
Navarro did say that this was not an issue of conflict of interest.
“You know this happens all the time, right?” she said. “I know this may be a novel point, a novel idea, for somebody who’s a supporter of Trump, but there are people who are capable of being related and not ethical interests!”
Granger hit back by saying;
“Have I ever said that I was a supporter of Trump? There are many things that I don’t stand by that Trump did. 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.”
Things got more chaotic when Granger brought up Hostin being friends with Navarro, a Republican
“I feel like that’s an oxymoron, a Black Republican,” said Hostin, to which Granger replied, “Why? Your friend right here is a Republican.”
Hostin said she doesn’t understand why Navarro is one either. After being called out for being pro-choice and Catholic herself, Hostin said, “I understand myself. I don’t understand either of you. “I don’t understand Black Republicans, and I don’t understand Latino Republicans.”
In a response to all of this, Navarro brought it back to Jean-Pierre.
“Today, this is not about me, and it’s not about you,” she said. “It’s about celebrating Karine Jean-Pierre and the history she’s making.”
Watch a clip below: