PoliticsFriday 06.28.24

"Where are these 'Black jobs?'": Sunny Hostin questions Trump's debate claim that immigrants are taking 'Black jobs.'

"The View" co-host Sunny Hostin on Friday questioned former President Donald Trump's debate claim that immigrants are taking "Black jobs."

"One lie that CNN did not bring up is the 18 to 20 million dollars [sic] 'Black jobs' that have been taken," Hostin started. "Where are these 'Black jobs,' and what are the 'Black jobs?' Where do I apply?"

During Thursday’s CNN presidential debate in Atlanta, Trump claimed that immigrants crossing the border were taking "Black jobs" and "Hispanic jobs." Trump's comments on immigration ignited confusion and criticism.

"I would like to know if there is a special bank of jobs for Black anchors and Black federal prosecutors that I can apply for," Hostin continued.

"You have a job!" co-host Sara Haines added.

"When someone lies like that, how do I respond to the lie with a fact?" Hostin asked. "Because you're supposed to respond with a fact to a lie as a debater."

"I've been saying it for years: Republicans love to pit minorities against each other," co-host Ana Navarro said. "They love to pit Blacks versus Browns. And that's what Donald Trump has been doing. Yesterday, he said, 'The fact is that [Biden's] big kill on the Black people is the millions of people that he's allowed to come in through the border, they're taking Black jobs now.'"

"That's like a slap in the face to Blacks and Browns, because basically what he's saying — the jobs he's talking about are janitors," Navarro continued. "The jobs he's talking about are like what he considers low-level jobs, maybe some of the undocumented immigrants that he has working on his own property."

"And he doesn't pay them," co-host Joy Behar said.

"Is the Black astronaut a 'Black job?'" Navarro asked. "Is the Black brain surgeon a 'Black job?'"

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