On Friday, the liberal women who make up ABC’s “The View” seemed to mock First Lady Melania Trump’s accent, which prompted the first lady’s spokeswoman to fire back in a statement.
The mockery arose when “The View” panelists were discussing the anonymous commentary piece published last week by The New York Times that purported to be written by a senior member of the Trump administration. The discussion focused on “The View’s” typical liberal talking points until co-host Sunny Hostin mentioned she was “struck” by the first lady’s statement.
Hostin looked prepared to read the statement in an accent before saying, “Oh, I can’t do an accent” as Whoopi Goldberg warned her off.
Hostin proceeded to read Trump’s statement in a sarcastic tone that was certainly not her own, normal voice. It wasn’t an impersonation of Melania Trump’s accent, but given the context, her meaning — and mockery — was clear.
The first lady’s press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, fired back at “The View” in a tweet responding to an article published by Raw Story.
Raw Story, a left-leaning news outlet, described the segment with the headline: “The View destroys Melania for attacking anonymous NYT op-ed — after helping Trump push birther lies.”
Grisham responded to Raw Story in her tweet by pointing out how the panel on “The View” was “disrespectful” and “hypocritical” for mocking anyone’s accent.
.@RawStory If by “destroy” you mean being disrespectful & hypocritical while mocking someone’s accent, then the “ladies” of @TheView succeeded. And btw @Sunny, her title is @FLOTUS 🇺🇸 https://t.co/DL5ETjYXsa
— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) September 7, 2018
As an example of their hypocrisy, “The View” hosts brought attention to a jacket the Melania Trump wore when visiting detained immigrant children at the border this summer, according to TheBlaze.
The jacket was inscribed with the words “I really don’t care, do you?” on the back. The left-wing media claimed the message was insensitive to immigrants, but President Donald Trump later cleared up the controversy in a Twitter post by saying the jacket was a message directed at “the Fake News Media.”
“I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” written on the back of Melania’s jacket, refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2018
It seems odd that “The View” would bring attention to this controversy seemingly to be sympathetic towards immigrants but also implicitly mock the accent of an immigrant.
We can easily imagine what would happen if the roles were reversed.
If a panel of Republicans were to mock the accent of a Democrat immigratn — implicitly or openly — the left would demand retribution and perhaps some would riot in the streets.
Fortunately, Republicans tend to be more composed in these situation. It is comedic at this point to see what ridiculous things Hostin will say next.
Grisham’s statement should be enough to embarrass the women at “The View,” if they have any shame.
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