‘The View’ Receives Backlash For Falsely Stating Turning Point USA Let Neo-Nazis Into Summit

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Nicole Silverio Media Reporter
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“The View” received widespread backlash Tuesday and Wednesday over a false statement that the conservative organization, Turning Point USA (TPUSA), let Neo-Nazis into its summit.

The panel mocked the protests outside of TPUSA Student Action Summit in Tampa, Florida, last week. The hosts first inaccurately stated their organization was associated with the Republican Party, then co-host Joy Behar lamented the group of neo-Nazis that appeared and protested on the sidewalk outside of the summit.

“Neo-Nazis were out there in the front of the conference with anti-Semitic slurs and, you know, the Nazi swastika and a picture of a so-called Jewish person with exaggerated features, just like Goebbels did during the Third Reich. It’s the same thing, right out of that same playbook,” Behar said.

Co-host Sara Haines then reported that TPUSA released a statement condemning the neo-Nazis, who they assured had “nothing to do” with their organization.

“But you let them in, and you knew what they were,” Goldberg falsely said. She later explained that the neo-Nazis had no connection to the organization and called her statement “metaphorical.”

“The View” apologized Wednesday, with Haines telling viewers that the neo-Nazis had no connection to TPUSA and that the event had no association with the Republican Party.

TPUSA founder Charlie Kirk announced Monday that the organization is considering legal action against the program. “Talking to lawyers. Many think we have a strong case. You cannot smear minors as Nazis and get away with it. It impacts them for the rest of their life. #SueTheView,” Kirk said. (RELATED: Whoopi Goldberg Apologizes For Saying ‘Holocaust Isn’t About Race’ On ‘The View’) 

The organization said the neo-Nazis unexpectedly appeared minutes after Antifa and left-wing protesters dispersed. The organization’s students argued with the individuals as security attempted to remove them from the premise, but were legally unable to intervene because they were on public property.

“Who are these people? We have no idea, and apparently ABC and other news media aren’t curious enough to find out,” TPUSA said.

Conservative media figures condemned “The View” for their accusations. Many called on TPUSA to sue the program and ABC.

“Whoopi is a uninformed megaphone for the unintelligent. Being at the event the ENTIRE time, I know for a fact these losers where not associated with @TPUSA in ANY WAY!! Ironically they showed up about the same time the Pro Choice mob did,” Graham Allen, the host of “Dear America Podcast,” said.

TPUSA sent a cease and desist letter to ABC News on Tuesday demanding an apology for the remarks that were “unquestionably harmful” to their reputation, Fox News reported.

“The View hosts intentionally and falsely associated TPUSA with neo-Nazi protestors outside the event placing TPUSA in denigrating and false light and negatively impacting its public perception. Such action will not be tolerated,” the letter said.