- The Washington Times
Thursday, July 18, 2019

“The View” co-host Joy Behar questioned Thursday why President Trump had yet to face any legal consequences for “hate speech” directed at Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar.

“Why can’t he be brought up on charges of hate speech?” Ms. Behar asked on the show. “Why can’t he be sued by the ACLU for hate speech? I don’t get it. How does he get away with this?”

“Hate speech is tricky,” co-host and former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin said before cutting to a clip of Mr. Trump’s rally in North Carolina on Wednesday night.

Ms. Behar’s confusion came during a segment about the “send her back” chant that erupted at Mr. Trump’s rally in reference to Ms. Omar, who is originally from Somalia. While he didn’t rebuke the chant in the moment, the president later said he was “not happy” about it.

“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg said Mr. Trump was inciting “violence” against Ms. Omar.

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