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Ron DeSantis Declines Invitation to Appear on ‘The View’ Citing Hosts’ Prior Statements About Him

Ron DeSantis Declines Invitation to Appear on ‘The View’ Citing Hosts’ Prior Statements About Him

“Which of the below statements from the hosts of the View do you recommend our team consider when deciding if the interview with be a genuine pursuit of truth?”

The folks at ABC’s The View invited Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to appear on the show, but he turned them down.

DeSantis made the right decision. His office sent a reply citing some of the unhinged things the show hosts said about him in recent months.

Brian Flood of FOX News has details:

‘The View’: Here’s how Ron DeSantis’ political team responded to invite from ABC talk show

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office had a blistering response to ABC News’ “The View” after the liberal daytime talk show asked the Republican governor to appear as guest.

Fox News Digital has confirmed that “The View” extended an invitation to DeSantis, and deputy press secretary Bryan Griffin shared his office’s official response to the offer.

“Thanks for the invite. I understand that you are sending this request on behalf of your team,” Griffin wrote in a message he shared on Twitter. “But are the hosts of the View really interested in hearing from Governor DeSantis about all of the important work he is doing on behalf of Floridians to protect their health and livelihoods, to stand up for parents and children, and to defend freedom?”

DeSantis’ deputy press secretary then asked, “Which of the below statements from the hosts of the View do you recommend our team consider when deciding if the interview with be a genuine pursuit of truth?”

DeSantis’ office offered four examples, including Joy Behar calling the governor a “homicidal sociopath,” Sunny Hostin declaring him to be a “fascist and a bigot,” Ana Navarro calling him “anti-Black” and Hostin criticizing his policies as “anti-Black history laws.”

This was the right response.

If you can’t read those small quotes, The Post Millenial transcribed them:

“Joy Behar, August 2021: ‘You’re just short of calling [Governor DeSantis] a negligent, homicidal sociopath, because that’s what he is.’ She added: ‘What is he doing? He’s risking the lives of children, children’s parents, their grandparents, anyone they may come into contact with, so he can appeal to his white supremacist base, so he can continue in his career and get reelected.’

“Sunny Hostin, June 2022: ‘Death-Santis… I think he’s a fascist and a bigot.’

“Ana Navarro, April 2022 (on Governor DeSantis’s policies): ‘It’s anti-Black, it’s anti-gay, it’s anti-LGBTQ+ community. And for some reason, the Republican base responds to it.” And ‘It’s anti-American. It’s what happens in Venezuela. It’s what happens in Nicaragua.’

“Sunny Hostin, February 2022 (on Governor DeSantis’s policies): ‘It started with CRT. Let’s remember that — and those are anti-history laws, anti-Black history laws, really,” she said. “If you start coming after Black people, what comes next, right? Of course the LGBTQ+ community, and then women, and then other marginalized groups.’

Two weeks ago, The View’s Joy Behar falsely attacked DeSantis, saying he had no problem with Nazis outside the Turning Point USA conference.

Watch this video via NewsBusters:

Here’s The View’s Sunny Hostin calling DeSantis a “bigot” in April, also via NewsBusters:

There are numerous other examples of this deranged bias.

Republicans are starting to shun the Democrat activists of the media and this is why.


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taurus the judge | August 3, 2022 at 11:07 am

The significance of the View will be lost in the passage of time

Stop feeding crazy!
I like it..

Exactly the right call, not every camera is a good one.

To hell with that bunch of harpies and hags.

I must be the only American who has never watched the View let alone care what these cackling women vomit.

    RITaxpayer in reply to natdj. | August 3, 2022 at 11:51 am

    Nope, natdj. I’m another one.

    I get more than my fill right here at LI.

    Jazzizhep in reply to natdj. | August 3, 2022 at 11:51 am

    No, you are not the only person.

    Milhouse in reply to natdj. | August 3, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    You’re far from the only one. I’d never even hear of the show if LI didn’t constantly report on it.

    Wisewerds in reply to natdj. | August 3, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    Not true, never have watched “the Spew”

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to natdj. | August 3, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    I have been subjected to it in waiting rooms.

    I vaguely remember a few clips of Elisabeth Hasselback who was on the view for a season … and after watching the conduct of the rabid lib co-hosts toward her and her views. Kudos to her for fighting the good fight, but she was way too good for that viper’s brood.

    henrybowman in reply to natdj. | August 3, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    I very occasionally (every year or two) come across it in a public venue such as a clinic waiting room or an eating establishment. It’s like a live soap opera… only without plot, sex, or literacy.

      natdj in reply to henrybowman. | August 3, 2022 at 6:18 pm

      I can’t get that picture out of my mind of “plot, sex, or literacy” when it comes to the “women” on the View.

    geronl in reply to natdj. | August 3, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    I haven’t watched TV in years

Just watch the Mad TV parodies. They sum it up perfectly.

The Gentle Grizzly | August 3, 2022 at 11:57 am

Are all of the hostesses of The Spew “plus size”?

JackinSilverSpring | August 3, 2022 at 12:01 pm

Mr. LaChance, the View’s hosts are not liberals, they are Leftists. There is not one liberal bone in the collective bones of all of the View’s hosts. We on the Right should not allow Leftists to hijack the English language by turning it into Newspeak.

Good for Desantis and his team. Treat these bigots with the contempt they richly deserve.

They must be surprised to find out someone actually watched their show long enough to get all those vile quotes!

The Gentle Grizzly | August 3, 2022 at 2:47 pm

The good Governor is more diplomatic than I am. I’d have added that the program is not relevant, so, why bother?

As a former professional journalist, I am strongly in favor of talking to the media. Or I was, before journalism as I learned and practiced it died. In this case: ABSOLUTELY the right call.

smalltownoklahoman | August 3, 2022 at 5:03 pm

That. And Ron and his team recognized it.

The View – The farting cows causing global warming.

Reminds me of My Cousin Vinny ‘I could really use a good ass kicking’. Nah. Hard pass is the best call. They don’t and won’t operate in good faith. Ignore them and the other media hosts and programs that act in bad faith.

Either they can default to a neutral setting or be ignored, especially for debates. No more d/prog partisans as moderators. If that means some unknown anchor from Texarkana is the moderator at a Presidential debate then
so be it.

Conservatives to Media: WE DON’T NEED YOU. We don’t want you. We don’t freaking care!

OwenKellogg-Engineer | August 3, 2022 at 9:25 pm

As a proud and loyal DeSantistani, I approve this message