Once again the Squad at “The View” are in hot water. Their history of “toxic” comments makes their recent statements regarding a conservative group’s event shocking but not surprising. This time, their careless slander elicited the threat of legal action if a retraction was not forthcoming.
On Monday, “The View” mocked the TPUSA Student Action Summit that took place in Florida over the weekend. “The View” slandered the group by inaccurately portraying the event as being officially linked to the GOP and tied to neo-Nazi protestors outside the venue.
Fox News reported that on Wednesday, “‘The View’ apologized to Turning Point USA.”
Fox News Digital first reported that Turning Point sent “The View” a “scathing letter” and gave the show until Wednesday to issue a retraction. The letter noted that the conservative group demanded an apology and a formal retraction of the “defamatory statements” made “or face legal action.”
An excerpt from the letter reads:
“The false statements of fact intentionally made during The View’s July 25th segment were unquestionably harmful to TPUSA’s reputation and brought the organization and its student affiliates into disrepute with the public, potential donors, and current and future business partners, posing a significant financial loss to the organization.”
“The View’s” hosts painted the conservative Turning Point organization as having ties to neo-Nazi activities — particularly in conjunction with its Tampa, Florida, event last weekend.
Fox News notes that “‘#SueTheView'” trended on social media overnight and the ABC News program addressed the comments early in the first episode after network executives received the letter.”
Turning Point USA’s cohost Sara Haines told Fox News:
“On Monday we talked about the fact that there were openly neo-Nazi demonstrators outside the Florida Student Action Summit of the Turning Point USA group. We want to make clear that these demonstrators were gathered outside the event and that they were not invited or endorsed by [our organization].”
Some have suggested that the neo-Nazi demonstrators were planted there by liberal entities seeking to defame the conservative organization.
Fox News reports that “A Turning Point USA spokesman said the group 100 percent condemns those ideologies” and noted that “Turning Point security tried to remove the neo-Nazis from the area but could not because they were on public property.”
The conservative group is reportedly not satisfied with “The View’s” retraction.
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