Behar: Trump Supporters Think Waving a Flag ‘Makes Them More American Than Me’
Liberal host blasts patriotic americans during broadcast
"The View" co-host Joy Behar said during ABC’s broadcast on Wednesday that trump supporters, who she referred to as "insurrectionists," decide “if they wave a flag and curse at Joe Biden that that makes them more American than me.”
Whoopi Goldberg said:
“All of us, to have our feelings and experience. joy, where are you falling in this discussion of this kind of flag-waving?”
“You and I are old enough to remember that the flag has been used in many incarnations over the years."
"The great George Carlin said when fascism comes to America, it will be a Bible wrapped in a flag."
"Let’s not forget Trump wrapped himself in a flag. These are Trump Americans who are doing this," she added.
"I resent it. The flag belongs to all of us. To follow a guy who mocks servicemen, who colludes with foreign governments, who abuses and disrespects the Constitution and then wave the flag in the name of that person, in the name of those anti-constitutional, un-American, un-democratic principles, that is the irony of life."
"By the way, I will be displaying the American flag in my house on July 4th because I am also a very patriotic person."
"I believe in the Constitution and nobody, least of all these insurrectionists who decide if they wave a flag and curse at Joe Biden that that makes them more American than me, excuse me. I have a bridge to sell you.”
Behar's remarks came after New York Times reporter, Mara Gay, complained when she witnessed "dozens and dozens of pickup trucks" with Trump flags and "American flags" while visiting a friend on Long Island.
Gay said seeing such flags "really disturbed her" because the people with U.S. flags acted like "it was their country."
"I was on Long Island this weekend, visiting a really dear friend, and I was really disturbed," said Gay.
"I saw dozens and dozens of pickup trucks with expletives against Joe Biden on the back of them, Trump flags and, in some cases, just dozens of American flags."
This "is also just disturbing because essentially the message was clear," she said.
"It was, this is my country, this is not your country, I own this."