On Wednesday’s episode of the ABC talk show “The View,” the liberal co-host Sunny Hostin claimed that her friends and family are buying guns to fight “white supremacy,” not because the spike in crime that is happening all over America.
“A lot of my friends and family members have begun to purchase guns, they’ve begun gun training and, I think, a lot of it has to do with the increase in violence against Black people,” Hostin claimed.
“If you listen to the FBI statistics, we had FBI Director [Christopher] Wray testify that the greatest threat in the United States is White supremacy,” Hostin added. “And who are the victims of White supremacy? Generally they are African Americans so I really believe that that is why you are seeing African Americans now buying guns … the Second Amendment is for everyone.”
Back in 2019, Wray said that the danger of “White supremacists, violent extremism or another kind of extremism is of course significant,” yet America’s major cities have recently seen an onslaught of high-profile shootings that are unrelated to White supremacy, according to Fox News. For example, Chicago reported 38 shooting incidents, 54 shooting victims and eight murders from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight on Sunday alone.
During this same segment, Hostin’s co-host Joy Behar outrageously blamed the crime spike on former President Donald Trump.
“Well, you know, I’m old enough to remember many decades where crime spiked,” Behar said. “I was afraid to, you know, go out at night. You know, you were scared you were going to be mugged in New York City. And then I have another statistic here that’s interesting because from 1993 to 2019 — and that is a period that I was not scared to go out —crime steadily decreased in the United States. Every president since Clinton inherited basically a declining crime rate, and then it continued to decline until Trump came along.”
“Trump resided over the greatest crime rise in modern American history,” she continued. “The murder rate shot up 26%, and mass shootings spiked. Hate crimes spiked more than 20% during his presidency. Now I don’t want to lay the whole thing at his feet, but he did create four years normalizing crime. They consider themselves the law and order party, but all I see is more crime coming out of that administration where he seemed to let everybody off the hook. So I think it should be considered certainly in this discussion.”
Check out the full segment below.
CRIME ON RISE IN AMERICAN CITIES: As Pres. Biden lays out his plan Wednesday to take on the spike in gun violence and crime across the country, the co-hosts discuss how he can help and question the reasons behind the rise in violence. https://t.co/cVclFZQmjA pic.twitter.com/ZDgJcLvED2
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