The View has invited Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to appear on the show, but he turned them down citing some of the horrible things the hosts have said about him in recent months.
Whoopi, Joy, and the other hosts are notoriously liberal and take great delight in insulting Republicans. They have said some truly vile things about DeSantis.
Turning them down was the right decision, and DeSantis did it in the best way possible.
FOX News reports:
‘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 is a thing of beauty:
— Bryan Griffin (@BryanDGriffin) August 2, 2022
If you can’t read those small quotes, here they are, from the Post Millenial:
“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.’
Why would DeSantis even consider going on a show with people who said these horrible things about him?