Sharpton Accuses Female Fox News Personalities of Being 'Anti-Woman,' GOP Is a Party of Bigots

The political firebrand that is Al Sharpton spent a segment of his Sunday show, PoliticsNation, praising the Hillary Clinton/Elizabeth Warren combination and condemning anyone who thought otherwise. He even went so far as to accuse women on Fox News of being “anti-woman.” “Apparently just the sight of two powerful outspoken women on stage together is enough to send the right into a tail spin,” he stated, before showing clips of primarily female FNC personalities criticizing Clinton and Warren’s matching outfits.

“Did you see the matching pant suits? I mentioned the matching suits and the need for maybe a color wheel with these women,” teased Harris Falkner in one clip. Lisa Kennedy of Fox Business joke in another, “They’re Thelma and Louise at the end of the movie.”

Thelma and Louise? I mean, did you expect this kind of anti-woman backlash we're seeing with Clinton as the nominee,” asked a very serious Sharpton to Terry O’Neill, the President of the National Organization for Women.

O’Neill slammed the ladies of Fox News exclaiming, “I think that anti-woman backlash is to be expected from anti-woman conservatives.” She followed up her baseless attack by championing Clinton’s candidacy, “But they really are the dream team, right? Hillary Clinton is an unapologetic feminist progressive. And to have here in the White House would be absolutely amazing!

O’Neill soon turned her sights on the GOP as whole, saying the nomination and endorsements of Donald Trump proves the party is full of bigots. “That makes the entire Republican Party the party for racist, xenophobic, misogynistic policies. I don’t see how the Republican Party gets around that in any kind of way,” she said. 

Partial transcript below: 

 

MSNBC
PoliticsNation
July 3, 2016
8:14:55 AM Eastern

AL SHARPTON: I don't know about all this talk of playing the woman card. But I do put a lot of stock in the views of our moms, daughters, and sister. Now, 96 years after winning the right to vote, women voters, women's issues and a woman nominee are dominating the 2016 race. This past week the Supreme Court made the most important abortion rights decision in a generation and women will be the biggest voting block in this election.

In 2012, women voters outnumbered men by nearly 10 million and turn out among women has exceeded male turn out in every presidential election since 1980. In other words, women matter. Women along with minorities will decide the election. And apparently just the sight of two powerful outspoken women on stage together is enough to send the right into a tail spin.

[Clips from Fox News]

HARRIS FAULKNER: Did you see the matching pant suits? I mentioned the matching suits and the need for maybe a color wheel with these women.

MELISSA FRANCIS: Not only did they have the matching suits but the matching hair.

LOU DOBBS: They look ludicrous.

PAT CADDELL: The twin outfits.

FEMALE FOX NEWS HOST: Ladies can I just start with the obvious there? Those blue suits. The matching blue suits and then they call Donald Trump goofy.

LISA KENNEDY: They’re Thelma and Louise at the end of the movie.

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SPARPTON: Joining me is Terry O’Neill President of the National Organization of Women, which is by the way celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Thanks for being here.

TERRY O’NEILL: Thanks for having me Reverend.

SPARPTON: So Terry, Thelma and Louise? I mean, did you expect this kind of anti-woman backlash we're seeing with Clinton as the nominee?

O’NEILL: I think that anti-woman backlash is to be expected from anti-woman conservatives. But they really are the dream team, right? Hillary Clinton is an unapologetic feminist progressive. And to have here in the White House would be absolutely amazing! And he Elizabeth Warren is truly— she’s the leader of the Progressive wing of the Democratic Party, certainly in the United States Senate but in the congress as a whole. So yes, they would be powerful, they would be fabulous for our country, and they really would help move our country forward.

Rev. look, Donald Trump is a racist, xenophobic, misogynist. And he now has the endorsement of Paul Ryan Speaker of the House, and of Mitch McConnell the leader in the Senate— the Republican leader in the Senate. That makes the entire Republican Party the party for racist, xenophobic, misogynistic policies. I don’t see how the Republican Party gets around that in any kind of way. And honestly is not just the misogyny that turns off women voters it's the racism, it’s the xenophobia, it’s the homophobia. Women really do tend to be much more interested in egalitarian shared prosperity policies. And Donald Trump is a huge turn off for the vast majority of women.

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