Denial: 'The View' Refuses This Great News for Black Americans Under Trump

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On May 7th, ladies of The View grabbed their guns and took aim at the skeet of the Trump administration

The episode’s (or every episode’s?) summary:

Barack = beneficial; Donald = destructive.

Obama = awesome; Trump = tragic.

But if you’re interested in a further breakdown:

In Monday’s installment, long-time co-host Whoopi Goldberg brought up a recent Reuters-Ipsos poll which indicates growing approval for President Trump among black American males.

Evidently, the panel wasn’t impressed, despite a 6.6 unemployment rate — the lowest since 1972 — announced by the Labor Department Friday.

Joy Behar — not known for her devotion to The Donald — asserted, “You know what that’s called? It’s called the Big Lie. They’ve used it in other dictatorships.”

Are we living in a dictatorship?

To hear some on TV tell it, Yes.

“You keep lying and lying and lying,” she continued.

“Yeah,” guest conservative co-host and noted Trump critic Amanda Carpenter affirmed. “A lot of people go along with it.”

Attorney Sunny Hostin prepared her pump-action negation and fired expertly:

“But, you know, if it’s true, the premise is somehow that Trump has somehow done so much for the African-American community, and I just don’t see it.”

Whoopi added, “I don’t think anybody in their right mind can point to anything.”

Hostin took further aim:

“That’s the thing. You have some conservative commentators, somehow pundits, saying that yes, the unemployment rate is lower now in the African-American community. Which, it’s really the same under — Obama, of course.”

Amanda Carpenter threw Trump a bone…

“The economy is doing well, though. We can give Trump that, but we can’t give him every other thing –”

…but Whoopi grabbed the bone and ran off with it:

“No, no, no. We can’t give him that. The economy has been getting better for the last — I don’t know. 15 years?”

Then came a fight.

“It got suddenly better after Barack Obama left the White House,” Carpenter claimed.

Whoopi disagreed.

“It didn’t get suddenly better. What are you talking about?”

Amanda insisted, “Sure it did. There was a ‘Trump bump’ that happened as soon as Donald Trump came in. The stock market went crazy, and they said, some people were saying, ‘It’s so good, it’s going to crash soon.'”

“No. You know what?” Whoopi asked, “it always bumps with a new president. But he didn’t bring anything new.”

“This was different, because corporate America knew they were going to take the stranglehold of regulation off them,” Carpenter explained. “They knew Republicans were intent on changing the tax code, and they made a lot of investments based on that. There was a change. That was because of the new administration.”

Whoopi went with an oldie but goodie:

“I disagree, but that’s okay.”

Another day, another episode.