Photo via Screenshot - The View
Photo via Screenshot - The View

A combative interview between the hosts of The View and GOP congressional candidate Kim Klacik went off the rails after the Baltimore native called out Joy Behar‘s past use of blackface.

The exchange began when Klacik was asked about President Trump’s admission to veteran journalist Bob Woodward of wanting to “downplay” the severity of the coronavirus early on and was asked by Sara Haines if the downplaying of the disease “cost lives.”

“First of all, I think that we didn’t handle the pandemic as a country great as a whole,” Klacik said. “This is why I talk about bring the biotech industry right back to the Baltimore city port. We’ve allowed a lot of jobs and manufacturing to go overseas thanks to NAFTA in the Bill Clinton administration and that’s why [Trump’s] pulling it back. Had we had that medical equipment industry here, we probably would have been more equipped to better handle the pandemic.”

Behar, however, wasn’t satisfied with her response.

“Excuse me, I have to say something to you,” Behar pushed back. “He told Bob Woodward that it was a very serious issue and it’s airborne and that it was terrible. And then he went out and told the American people, ‘Don’t wear masks, it’s all going to go away.’ You have to put some blame on your president. I’m sorry, you’re putting it on something extraneous here. Talk to the point, please.”

“Is this Joy speaking?” Klacik asked.

“Yes,” Behar responded.

“Is this the same Joy that paraded in blackface not too long ago?” Klacik then followed. “C’mon, Joy, I don’ think you should be asking these questions.”

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