Trump rallies behind GOP candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith

"The View" co-hosts discuss the president making a final pitch for the Republican Mississippi politician.
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conversation about the U.S. Senate race in Mississippi which has gained national attention over accusations of racism against Republican candidate Cindy hyde-smith. First, she told a supporter she would be in the front row of a public hanging if he invited her, and apparently in 2014, a social media post had surfaced of her with the confederate Jefferson Davis' home holding confederate soldiers weapons and calling it Mississippi history at its best. Here's what you know who said before stumping for her last night. Take a look. I know her, and I know she apologized and she misspoke, but I will tell you this. I have known her for a period of time now as a senator. She has been an excellent senator. She has done a great job. She is somebody that's respected in the senate, and I'm going there. I'm going to make I guess two rallies on top of everything else. Spare me. They said she is ahead by ten points in the polls leading up to today's runoff. So what's the message being sent? Well, she is a trump candidate. She is really a trump clone because he won Mississippi by 17 points and she went around the state in a bus that she called the Maga wagon which had a photo of her and a photo of trump on it, but I think what this race has done is brought back to the surface so many deep and real and raw emotions that still exist when it comes to race and still the problems that this country faces. In particular, and I haven't lived in Mississippi and I'm not an expert in Mississippi history, but clearly it still exists in that state. Mississippi was ranked the number one least healthy state -- It's also -- By the united health foundation, and this hyde-smith woman is trying to repeal Obamacare, and they want to vote for her against their own interests. The Democrat running against her is not great. He received $750,000 for lobbying in 2011. What did he do after that? After it was pointed out? I don't know. Taking $750,000 is bad. He found that out, and this was reported so I don't know, but I'm told he returned that money and made the CIA aware of the fact that this had happened. If I were a voter, it would bother me. Both things bother me. Understandably. What's interesting in the politics of this is this should be a slam-dunk for Republicans because it's a state that trump won by 18 points and much like Z a, there are demographic shifts happening. 49th in infrastructure, 48th in the economy. This is a state that needs a lot of help from a lot of people and neither of these candidates come up to the level they should. They don't need her there. That's the problem I have with it because Mississippi is the last state that still has the confederate flag on its flag. It passed a law in 2017 I believe that said you can't move any of the monuments because it's an ode to our history. So I feel that this candidate, hyde-smith and especially trump stumping for her, either they are ignorant of the history and the hurt of Mississippi's lynchings -- Maybe they don't care. Or they don't care, and, you know, Republicans lost African-Americans by an 81-point percentage during the midterm elections and so you would think that they would be more cognizant of the real pain that people of color have when you see a candidate talking about public lynchings, hangings. Where you see a candidate that went to a segregated school intentionally and sent her daughter to a segregated school. When you see a candidate who, you know, talks about the confederacy as the best part of American history, and you have all of these corporations that are now pulling their donations from her like Google, like union pacific, Boston scientific, the MLB. Why were they donating to begin with? She has a history of this. This is not new. My question is why is this candidate even viable? That's a good question. It's -- I'm sorry. Go ahead. One of the things you should be aware of -- They voted to keep the flag. In Mississippi, black folks make up 36% of the registered voters, but according to the election law journal, Mississippi is the worst state in the country for ballot accessibility. My husband's family is all from -- Voter suppression also according to what I have been reading. She supported voter suppression. She was filmed saying it was a great idea to make it just a little more difficult for liberals to vote. She is real bad. We're all in agreement on that. My husband's family is from Mississippi and his grandma, that's where she grew up in probably the worst time in history for that state, one of the worst times and she is no longer with us. She died this past year, but I had so many conversations with her, and I was reminded of the disconnect generationally of the things -- the way she would talk and the things she would talk about not realizing the way things come across and the way that I think about the world. And I think in time things will change. What did she say? I don't need to get into the specifics. She would say racist stuff? No. I think they lived in a different time. Yeah. I think it's going to take a a next generation coming up that's going to push for change. It's exhausting to be a Republican and have a woman like this on TV andtopic. She is a bad candidate. I interpret any acceptance of any of this as veiled -- I'm not allowed to say completely racist, but in my opinion -- Racist ideology. It's real close. It's real close to racism. And I would prefer -- yeah. But -- provocative, interesting, Republicans coming up and I'm stuck with this. That's what's exhausting. She said she would enjoy watching -- she said she would enjoy watching a hanging. It's insane. Is that a compliment? What is that? I have been talked to by producers. It's disgusting. All of it is disgusting and embarrassing. That's all I have to say about this anymore. Not only is she a viable candidate and she will likely win and trump is supporting her. We don't know what's going to happen. That's right. We never know, and Roy Moore is the biggest -- Oh, yeah. Alabama. Everybody said Roy Moore's taking this. He did not take it. Yeah. She still has to earn these. People have to do it. People of Mississippi feel bad for them because they deserve better. Not if they're voting for her, they don't. You still have to count the ballots. She still has to earn that. It's not handed to anybody.

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