Here we go again…
Virtually every time President Trump opens his mouth, the Democrats' knee-jerk reaction is to cry, "Racist!"
No matter what he does or says, they find a way to tie it all back to race.
It makes sense. Democrats are, after all, the ones who play the race card all the time.
On The View, co-host Joy Behar suggested that "anybody who still supports" Trump should ask themselves "if they are racist also."
Her comments come after the press briefing where President Trump told a reporter to "ask China" after she asked him why the response to COVID-19 is a "competition."
It turns out that CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang is Asian.
However, President Trump has been consistently harsh on China since 2016.
Furthermore, China has been in the crosshairs for lying to the WHO about the early COVID-19 facts, including the claim that human-to-human transmission was not possible.
China even attempted to start a conspiracy theory that the U.S. military planted the virus in China.
They have also attempted to gain good will throughout the world by sending medical equipment such as tests overseas.
Countries such as Turkey, however, have returned the tests, since it was shown that up to 70 percent of them were faulty.
Despite the valid retort, many in the press called Trump "racist."
Now, Joy Behar is saying that if you still support Trump, then that must mean you're probably a racist, too!
UGH! Talk about elitism and cluelessness!
See the EPIC Trump display that started this media meltdown:
After Trump said, "Ask China," Weijia Jiang removed her face mask.
This suggests that Jiang knew that Trump didn't realize that she was Asian... or it suggests that she potentially wanted to turn this into a media clip that prominently featured her.
The face mask covered over half her face.
Fox News has more details on Joy Behar's controversial accusation:
"The View" co-host Joy Behar suggested that President Trump's supporters should re-examine whether they're racist after he had a tense confrontation with an Asian reporter on Monday.
"He's a disgusting racist," Behar said on Tuesday's episode of "The View." "We knew it when he attacked Mexicans. We knew it when he defended Charlottesville people, and we know it when he goes after China and he goes after a Chinese-American girl. He is a racist. He throws red meat to his base on a regular basis, and anybody who still supports this guy needs to look in the mirror and ask themselves if they are racist also."
CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang had asked Trump about how he compared the U.S. coronavirus testing rate to that of other countries.
"You've said many times that the U.S. is doing far better than any other country when it comes to testing. ... Why does that matter? Why is this a global competition to you if everyday Americans are still losing their lives and we're still seeing more cases every day?" Jiang asked.
Trump responded by taking aim at China, a country that some suspect has not been releasing accurate data regarding its own coronavirus cases and deaths. "Well, they're losing their lives everywhere in the world. And maybe that's a question you should ask China," Trump told Jiang. "Don't ask me, ask China, okay? When you ask them, you may get a very unusual answer."
After his answer, Jiang asked him if there was a reason he mentioned China in his response to her -- an apparent suggestion that he was somehow remarking on her Asian ancestry.
"I'm telling you -- I'm not saying that specifically to anybody, I'm saying it to anybody who would ask a nasty question like that," Trump responded.
Trump called on CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins, who said she had two questions to ask. "No, that's okay," Trump said, before asking for another question. When Collins protested, Trump told her that she didn't initially respond when he called on her.
"I just wanted to let my colleague finish," Collins said. Trump then ended the press conference, apparently frustrated with Collins' repeated questioning.
Trump has been consistent when it comes to his position on China.
This does not make him a racist.
The fact that there happened to be a reporter of Asian descent at the press briefing does not make his consistent stance on China's dishonesty with COVID-19 a racial issue.
More from the View below:
Joy Behar has been a vocal critic of Trump since he announced his candidacy in 2015.
Behar criticized both Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the same show, according to Decider:
This morning, The View opened Hot Topics with the biggest story of the day: Trump’s ongoing battle with the White House Press Corps. On Monday, the feud escalated when Jiang, an Asian-American reporter, asked Trump why he has presented the United States’ coronavirus response as “a global competition” even as thousands of Americans die every day. “Maybe that’s a question you should ask China,” said the president. When Jiang pushed back and asked why he was “saying that to [her], specifically,” Trump got flustered and promptly ended the press conference.
Behar was the first to chime in, and she didn’t hold back. “We all know now that he’s a racist,” she said. “We knew it when he attacked Mexicans, we knew it when he defended Charlottesville people, and we know it when he goes after China and he goes after a Chines-American girl.”
“He is a racist! He throws red meat to his basis on a regular basis,” she continued. “Anybody who still supports this guy needs to look in the mirror and ask themselves if they are racist, also. That’s all I have to say about him!”
But Behar wasn’t done quite yet. In the following segment, the longtime View co-host went on an extended tirade about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is currently making headlines for calling President Obama’s criticism of Trump “classless.” Behar tore into McConnell, calling him “one of the most classless, most unpatriotic, most un-American leader” that she has ever seen in her lifetime. “Talk about classless — he is an unpatriotic senator, and he needs to be taken out of office in the fall,” she said. “People need to wake up! Ugh, I’m so aggravated today.”
Joy Behar, like many Democrats, is yet another example of a Hollywood elite who is willing to play with double standards.
Behar, for example, was one of the first to criticize General Flynn.
Just last week, however, the DOJ dropped all charges against Flynn.
Behar's cry of "racism" is only sensationalism.
Trump has been consistent with his stance on China no matter who he has talked to.
And that's a fact.