‘Dangerous, offensive, disgusting message’: Tim Scott lays into Sunny Hostin on ‘The View’

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) was loaded for bear when he ventured into the heart of hostile territory on Monday’s edition of “The View” and by the time he left, he had bagged his limit of sharp-tongued leftist harpies and did so in front of their own loyal audience.

The South Carolina Republican took advantage of his opportunity to avenge his honor over the co-hosts’ insulting racist remarks after he announced his candidacy and, despite being booed by the crowd in the seats, rejected the divisive “hogwash” peddled by the ladies at the table with the exception of ringleader Joy Behar who was able to duck out on being humiliated by the charismatic conservative lawmaker by virtue of it being her day off.

As he has repeatedly done, Scott rejected the left’s divisive scapegoating, white-blaming, and promotion of black victimhood and nobody was worse off than Sunny Hostin, the show’s reigning queen of race-baiting who got her crown knocked off her head when the senator called out the “dangerous, offensive, disgusting message” that she and her fellow leftists specialize in, with it at one point being such a mismatch that Whoopi Goldberg had to come over and cuddle her chastened colleague who at times seemed to be on the verge of crying.

(Video: YouTube/The View)

There was much lively back and forth during Scott’s visit to the table, with one of the highlights being his putting Hostin in her place over the constantly invoked but nebulous idea of systemic racism.

“I am actually happy that you’re here. We have some things in common. You grew up in a single-family household, a single-mother household. I grew up with both of my parents, but raised in the Bronx, projects amidst a lot of poverty and violence,” Hostin said.

“And you were the first black senator elected in the South since the reconstruction. That would be about, I think, about 114 years. Yet you say that your life just disproves left, leftist lies,” she continued. “And my question to you is, I’m the exception, right?”

“You’re the exception. Maybe even Miss Whoopi Goldberg is the exception. But we are not the rule. And so when it comes to racial inequality, it persists. And five core aspects of life in the U.S.: Economics, education, health care, criminal justice and housing. At nearly every turn, these achievements were fought, threatened and erased, most often by white violence. You have indicated that you don’t believe in systemic racism. What is your definition of systemic racism?” Hostin asked.

“Let me answer the question that you’ve asked,” Scott replied.

“Or does it even exist in your mind?” Hostin, added, not letting him finish.

“Let me answer the question this way. One of the things I think about and one of the reasons why I’m on the show is because of the comments that were made, frankly, on this show, that the only way for a young African-American kid to be successful in this country is to be the exception and not the rule,” Scott said, adding, “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. I will tell you that if my life is the exception, I can’t imagine I can’t….”

“But it is, it’s been 114 years,” Hostin cut him off, implying that he just doesn’t get it about systemic racism.

Scott replied, “But it’s not actually, so the fact of the matter is we’ve had an African-American president, African-American vice president. We’ve had two African-Americans to be secretaries of state. In my home city, the police chief is an African-American who’s now running for mayor. The head of the highway patrol for South Carolina is an African-American.”

“Still exceptions,” Hostin insisted, unwilling to accept his answer.

“In 1975, there was about 15% unemployment in the African-American community. For the first time in the history, the country’s under 5% percent,” Scott pointed out.

“Forty percent homelessness,” Hostin interrupted again, as the two clashed over who would get the next word in.

“You had the chance to ask the question. And I’ve watched you on the show that you like people to be deferential and respectful. So I’m going to do the same thing,” the senator said as Hostin graciously allowed him to finish his remarks.

(Image: Screengrab/The View)

“I think one of the issues that Tim Scott has, is that he seems to think, ‘because I made it, everyone can make it.’ Ignoring again, the fact that he is the exception and not the rule. And until he is the rule — then he can stop talking about systemic racism,” Hostin said last week.

Behar was roasted for her own asinine take that Scott didn’t understand what it was like to be black in America, which earned a rebuke from the senator who tweeted, “When a Black conservative who believes in the future of this nation stands up to be counted, they lose their minds.That’s why I’m the candidate the radical Left fears the most.”

Unfortunately, if viewers weren’t able to see the two go head-to-head, perhaps they will have Scott back on “The View” but it’s probably unlikely considering how he ran rings around them all on Monday.

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