Morning Show Host Calls Democratic Candidates Racists, Then Backs Michael Bloomberg

( – Joy Behar has always been a far-left slanted voice on the ABC morning show The View. She consistently has strong words about President Donald Trump, his administration and Republicans in general.

But last week, Behar had some strong words for the candidates of her own party. She raised eyebrows when she said:

“Every single one who’s running probably has — this is a racist country, right? Every single one of them has something in their background that doesn’t look good for race.”

Behar tried to defend former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — a Democratic candidate who has spent millions of his own fortune trying to make noise in the race — but her co-hosts were none too happy with her.

Here’s what she said about Bloomberg on Friday’s show:

“He created an office to tackle poverty when he was mayor. He greatly expanded city contracts with businesses owned by minorities and women. He created the Young Men’s Initiative to help black and Latino men stay on track for success, and he reduced incarceration by 40 percent and juvenile confinement by more than 60 percent, so that is the balance to the stop-and-frisk.”

Despite just saying all the Democratic candidates had race problems, Behar apparently decided to ignore Bloomberg’s record on the topic.

Sunny Hostin was particularly critical of Behar and Bloomberg, saying his record on race is “problematic.” She pointed to the “stop-and-frisk” policy as well as Bloomberg making comments saying the financial crisis in 2008 was linked to the end of redlining — which was a practice by banks that discriminated against minorities who tried to borrow money to purchase homes.

Hostin said: “Someone that I guess stands by this ‘stop-and-frisk’ policy just months before he then denounces it because he’s running for presidency of the United States — I don’t find that genuine. I don’t find that authentic.”

Hostin isn’t the only person who has criticized Bloomberg for his comments linking the end of redlining to the financial crisis. Fellow Democratic candidate for president Elizabeth Warren said the crisis “would not have been averted if the banks had been able to be bigger racists, and anyone who thinks that should not be the leader of our party.”

Behar has often found herself in the middle of contentious debates over race, religion and politics. After all, that’s part of her job — to be constantly pounding the liberal agenda on a mostly liberal morning talk show. She seems to have found herself in a little bit of hot water with her latest comments about Bloomberg, though, especially as she tried to criticize all Democratic candidates for their poor records on race.

Even some of Behar’s co-hosts, who are typically in her corner for much of what she says, were quick to call her out for supporting a candidate who has been stirring feathers within his own party.