After presidential candidate Donald Trump appeared on last week’s CNN town hall event, ABC “The View” co-host Sunny Hostin had an absolute meltdown and attacked CNN for even allowing the town hall to broadcast.
In response, Florida Rep. Byron Donalds blasted Hostin right back for her “authoritarian” views, and even challenged her to bring him on the show to debate!
Hostin exploded at CNN last Thursday, the day before the town hall, for even allowing Trump on the show. She said, “I don’t think that you give that type of person a platform. You don’t do that.”
Then the day after the town hall aired, she continued her little tirade, even snapping at her own co-hosts for interrupting her screeching about Trump.
“I think that you don’t give a bigot, a racist, a misogynist, a liar, a cheater, a sexual abuser, and a defamer a platform of 3 million people, and I’m saddened,” she cried, and even went for CNN host Anderson Cooper’s throat for defending the town hall.
Cooper expressed, “You have every right to be outraged today and angry and never watch this network again. But do you think staying in your silo and only listening to people you agree with is going to make that person go away?”
“If we all only listen to those we agree with, it may actually do the opposite,” he added .
Rep. Donalds appeared on Fox News and challenged the co-hosts of The View. He said, “Sunny Hostin and people on the left like her, that demonstrates her authoritarian mindset. Where she wants to tell everybody she believes in democracy, well part of our democracy is being able to speak and not being shut down.”
“Sunny doesn’t want that and unfortunately too many people on the left, they don’t want a debate, they don’t want to have all voices heard, they want to pick and choose who gets heard. That’s an authoritarian mindset,” he added.
Then, when he shared a video of his FNC appearance, he also added, “Sunny and people on the Left like her demonstrate the authoritarian mindset of shutting down their opposition and choosing who has a voice. The party of ‘saving democracy’ is really the party of authoritarianism.”
Donalds challenged, “Sunny, invite me to The View and let’s talk.”
Check it out:
.@sunny and people on the Left like her demonstrate the authoritarian mindset of shutting down their opposition and choosing who has a voice. The party of “saving democracy” is really the party of authoritarianism.
Sunny, invite me to The View and let’s talk. pic.twitter.com/FVzMnBJ0Ro
— Byron Donalds (@ByronDonalds) May 13, 2023