The View Cheers as Extremist Guest Declares Constitution Is ‘Trash’

Shortly after getting in touch with reality for a second and demanding greater domestic oil production earlier in the show on Friday, the cackling coven of ABC’s The View dipped into lunacy as they cheered on justice correspondent for The Nation and staunch racist Elie Mystal and his declaration that the Constitution is “kind of trash.”

After a conversation where Mystal wanted President Biden to tie January 6 to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and how all police were on a mission to kill black people, co-host Sunny Hostin gushed about his new book attacking the Constitution and pushing racism with such chapters as:

The first chapter, “Canceling Trash People Is Not a Constitutional Crisis.” Chapter nine, “The Taking of Black Land,” was another favorite of mine, and “Reverse Racism Is Not a Thing.”

“I loved this book so very much … I just think it’s fantastic,” Hostin declared.

That was followed up with faux conservative co-host Ana Navarro asking, “Should the constitution be thrown out?”

“It’s certainly not sacred. Let’s start there. The Constitution is kind of trash,” Mystal responded.

Mystal argued the document that created the most prosperous country in human history was “trash” because “it was written by slavers and colonists and white people who were willing to make deals with slavers and colonists.”

“This document was without the consent of black and brown people in this country, and without the consent of women in this country,” he sneered. “The very least we can do is ignore what those slavers and colonists and misogynists thought, and interpret the Constitution in a way that makes sense for our modern world. That’s the starting line.”

Throughout all of this, he was getting chuckles and laughs from the panel.

Co-host Joy Behar chimed in to ask what he’d change about it and Mystal showed off why he didn’t have the intellectual brilliance of the Founding Fathers.

“I could rewrite parts of it in a tweet, right? Like, how about: popular election for the president, people vote, not land,” Mystal said as he proceeded to spout off with the radical leftist wish list. “Term limits for Supreme Court justices, and how about no states’ rights when it comes to health care, elections, policing, and guns?”

Behar seemed to be a bit on edge over what he was saying and seemed unsure how to push back. She queried him on using the amendment process to push for the changes he wanted, but Mystal seemingly went off on the Supreme Court instead:

BEHAR: Can’t the amendments help some of that?

MYSTAL: Well, here’s the problem with the amendment process.

BEHAR: Really fast now, I’ve got 20 seconds.

MYSTAL: The problem with the amendment process is that for in American history, there have been 115 people allowed to interpret what the amendments mean. 108 of them have been white.

In reality, the Constitution has codified in it the ability for amendments that freed the slaves and gave them the right to vote as full citizens. If the Constitution was indeed the source for “systemic racism,” then it wouldn’t allow for such important and needed changes.

These smears of the document that founded the our great country was made possible because of lucrative sponsorships from Unilever and Hershey. Their contact information is linked.

The transcript is below, click “expand” to read:

ABC’s The View
March 4, 2022
11:35:02 a.m. Eastern

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SUNNY HOSTIN: I have to tell you, I loved this book so very much. The first chapter, “Canceling Trash People Is Not a Constitutional Crisis.” Chapter nine, “The Taking of Black Land,” was another favorite of mine, and “Reverse Racism Is Not a Thing.” I just think it’s fantastic.

ANA NAVARRO: So let me — I live in Florida so I’m, like, on ground zero of where all of this is happening. I’m out of my mind about the bills banning conversations about race and ethnicity, and LGBTQ just even mentioning gender identity in primary schools. But some will say, okay, are you arguing for throwing out the constitution? Should the constitution be thrown out? What do we do? Is it a living document or is it a sacred document?

ELIE MYSTAL: It’s certainly not sacred. Let’s start there. The Constitution is kind of trash. Again, let’s just talk as adults for a second.

JOY BEHAR: What did you say? It’s kind of what?

MYSTAL: It’s kind of trash.

BEHAR: Trash?

MYSTAL: It was written by slavers and colonists and white people who were willing to make deals with slavers and colonists. They didn’t ask anybody who looked like me what they thought about the Constitution. They didn’t say, “Oh, Jim, come over here, what do you think about this O’ Constitution?” “Well, masta, I sure don’t like how you sell my children, but I got to say, this King George, he needs to be stopped. My grandpappy used to say, ‘ain’t no taxation without representation for masta.’ Like, that’s not what happened.

This document was without the consent of black and brown people in this country, and without the consent of women in this country. And I say that if that was the starting point. The very least we can do is ignore what those slavers and colonists and misogynists thought, and interpret the Constitution in a way that makes sense for our modern world. That’s the starting line.

BEHAR: Do you want to rewrite it?

MYSTAL: I could. I could rewrite parts of it in a tweet, right? Like, how about: popular election for the president, people vote, not land.

BEHAR: That’s not even in there, is it?

MYSTAL: I’m saying if I was rewriting it. If I was rewriting it. You can do it in a tweet, right? Term limits for Supreme Court justices, and how about no states’ rights when it comes to health care, elections, policing, and guns?

BEHAR: Right?

MYSTAL: It’s just better. That’s just better, and you can do that in a tweet.

BEHAR: Can’t the amendments help some of that?

MYSTAL: Well, here’s the problem with the amendment process.

BEHAR: Really fast now, I’ve got 20 seconds.

MYSTAL: The problem with the amendment process is that for in American history, there have been 115 people allowed to interpret what the amendments mean. 108 of them have been white.

BEHAR:  Okay.

MYSTAL: That’s a problem.

BEHAR: Well, you are certainly a compelling guest.

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