“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg seemed to suggest Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is trying get rid of black people.
The co-hosts accused DeSantis of attacking black people and not caring about their history or vote. Their remarks come in light of the Florida Department of Education passing a curriculum about African American history and slavery.
“Listen. We’ve built the White House, we have — listen. I’m tired of explaining it. I’m tired of explaining it. You know, and just so we’re clear, we’re not going anywhere. We’ve been here, Mr. DeSantis. Many of us have been here for generations. Can you say the same? No, I don’t think he can.”
Co-host Joy Behar then claimed DeSantis is “overseeing gerrymandering in Florida to weaken the black vote.” (RELATED: ‘A Lot Of Racism…And A Little Bit Of Insanity’: Whoopi Goldberg Rants About DeSantis After FL Rejects CRT Course)
“His actions speak even louder than his words,” Behar said.
Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin said Republican Miami Mayor Francis Suarez may beat DeSantis in a gubernatorial primary challenge. However, DeSantis is serving his second consecutive term and cannot run again under Florida’s two-year term limit.
The Florida curriculum teaches about various aspects of slavery in the U.S., which include instruction on “how slaves developed skills which, in some instances, could be applied for their personal benefit,” according to the outline of the curriculum. The instruction teaches how enslaved people “learned specialized trades and worked as painters, carpenters, tailors, musicians and healers,” according to the College Board.
Vice President Kamala Harris claimed the curriculum teaches “enslaved people benefited from slavery” and “victims of violence of massacres were also perpetrators.” Some Republicans, including Florida Rep. Byron Donalds, took issue with the sentence that mentioned slaves developed skills that could’ve been used for their personal benefit.
“I’ve been very clear that the standards are robust, they are accurate, they are good. Students in Florida will learn black history. But my issue is with one sentence of the entire thing. One sentence of 200 pages,” Donalds told Fox News Friday.
The curriculum also includes instruction on the “conditions of slavery, “African Americans who demonstrated heroism and patriotism” and those who made “positive contributions to the state of Florida,” according to its document.