The View today trashed a Georgia gubernatorial candidate who got some national attention over an ad featuring a “deportation bus.” Which is exactly what it sounds like.
Williams bills himself as a “pro-Trump conservative Republican,” and the back of the bus has a message that says “DANGER! MURDERERS, RAPISTS, KIDNAPPERS, CHILD MOLESTORS [sic], AND OTHER CRIMINALS ON BOARD.”
Vice reports YouTube pulled the video for violating its policy on hate speech.
Whoopi Goldberg said “these are the things that make me berserk,” asking why on earth someone would want to separate children from their parents. She also mocked Williams for the misspelled “molestor.”
Joy Behar called it “the opposite of reality” and noted he’s polling very low in the gubernatorial race (3 percent). Sara Haines said there’s a reasonable debate to be had about immigration, but resorting to that kind of rhetoric is an immediate dialogue-ender.
Meghan McCain said Williams is just the latest in a long line of “desperate candidates” willing to do stunts for attention. Behar said it’s a “PR stunt on the backs of other people.”
The conversation turned to a broader conversation about civility in American politics and, well, how it’s changed in the age of Trump. Sunny Hostin noted how the President already proved “you can call Mexicans rapists and murderers” and still win.
There was also a nice moment towards the end where the hosts shared a kumbaya moment about how even when they disagree, as McCain put it, “there’s a respect level here between us.”
Watch above, via ABC.
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