On Monday, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-2) went into the lion’s den better known as ABC‘s “The View” program to discuss a variety of topics, including illegal immigration, his criticisms of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-5), and rhetoric that President Trump uses that the co-hosts find offensive.
One of the highlights of the segment for me was Crenshaw’s calm but clear debunking of the false claim that Trump said white supremacists at the Charlottesville riots were “fine people.”
Finally, the View producers graciously let Meghan McCain get one conservative question in, asking why Democrats were reluctant to call out Rep. Ilhan Omar.
He boiled it down to partisan politics, which he noted also happens with his own party. Before he or McCain could elaborate, Joy Behar jumped in to defend Omar and bring the criticism back to Trump:
JOY BEHAR: I would be remiss if I didn’t bring up the fact that she’s a new congresswoman. On the right what we have is the President of the United States in Charlottesville saying that there are good people on both sides and people were yelling Jews will not replace us. They’re not good people on both sides–
CRENSHAW: Well in that same sentence when he said that he also said I’m definitely not referring to white nationalists.
BEHAR: Why do you apologize for him? He’s ridiculous! [rolls eyes]
CRENSHAW: You have to read to exactly what he said.
SUNNY HOSTIN: It was not in the same sentence. It was actually in a statement two days later.
CRENSHAW: No, it wasn’t. No it wasn’t.
Watch their back and forth in the video clip below:
The media-driven lies about Trump’s Charlottesville remarks have been debunked many times, yet the myth still persists. Thankfully, Crenshaw didn’t give in on the point as Behar and some of the other co-hosts continued to try and keep peddling the false claim.
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