The View co-host Meghan McCain expressed concerns that President Donald Trump’s “race-baiting” and repeated attacks on communities of color could keep “the next generation” of conservative-minded young people from becoming Republicans.
“As someone who is I think one of the three Republicans or conservatives on this entire network, I’m always concerned about the next generation coming up,” said McCain.
“And young people that are interested in conservative ideals only see this. They only see race-baiting, and only the Trump Administration, and what Republicans should be most concerned about right now, well, from my perspective, is what comes next, because we will be out of power,” McCain warned.
“All politics is cyclical, and you’re going to have a bunch of millennials who think the entire Republican Party is — the person in charge, that thinks all communities of color are ‘infested,’” she added.
McCain said that anchors expressing emotion on air would resonate with them, such as when CNN anchor Victor Blackwell got emotional on air over the weekend defending him hometown of Baltimore after Trump attacked the black-majority city as “disgusting” and “rat and rodent infested.”
Co-host Joy Behar added that the Republican leadership’s silence was “deafening.”
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg said that you know a racist when you see one. “They’re pretty clear about who they are.” She said that when people start an entire campaign by calling one group racists, rapists or murderers, it is a form of other-ing.
“When somebody says, that person is a racist, make them explain why they say that. Make them explain why,” she said.