Caviar: Kelly Osbourne chose the worst words to explain Trump’s conflict directed towards Mexicans.
Kelly Osbourne is about as eloquent as Donald Trump.
The Project Runway Junior judge was a guest co-host on The View Tuesday and offended many viewers while trying to make a point about the presidential hopeful’s own offensive remarks.
The episode, dedicated solely to Hot Topics, was going smoothly until Whoopi Goldberg mentioned that Trump is still leading in the polls. “Yeah, well, what are you gonna do?” she asked. “He’s confident that his poll numbers are just going to keep on rising.” She then played a clip of Trump on ABC’s This Week in which he said, “You have a black president [Barack Obama] who’s done very poorly for the African Americans in this country, and I think I will win the African-American vote and I think I will win the Hispanic vote. You’ve seen the recent polls that came out. [Jonathan Karl], you’ll see that, because I’m leading in the Hispanic vote.”
The View’s Rosie Perez then rattled off some recent polling results from Telemundo and The Wall Street Journal, which found that 75 percent of Latinos do not like Trump; 61 percent said they viewed him very negatively; 13 percent said they viewed him in a positive light; and 50 percent found his immigration rhetoric offensive. Perez said that, according to the poll, 55 percent of Latino voters agreed that Trump’s comments about Mexico were “insulting and racist and have no place in a campaign for president.”
Raven-Symoné said, “They are acting like children—the children that we were told not to act like.” She added, “It’s ridiculous.”
Osbourne asked, “In what way does he think that people are going to vote for him after he’s just called them rapists and murderers?” After Michelle Collins jumped in, Osbourne addressed Raven-Symoné and said, “I have a feeling that what is going on is that he is drumming up all of this following and he’s going to pull out right before the campaign…to get all of his voters to vote for the other Republican.”
“I said that a long time ago,” Raven-Symoné said.
Perez clarified the point Collins was trying to make, saying, “There are a lot of Latinos here in this country that do agree that the immigration problem is a problem and it does need to be addressed and it does need to be fixed. But making those comments—those racist comments—does not help.”
“If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?” Osbourne said. “In the sense that…you know what I mean? But I’m saying that in L.A., they always…” The other co-hosts were taken aback, and Perez said, “Latinos are not only the only people doing that.” Osbourne cut her off and said, “No, I didn’t mean it like that! Come on! I would never mean it like that! I’m not part of this argument.”
At the end of the show, Perez defended Osbourne, telling viewers, “I want to apologize to this young woman once again for being overly sensitive.”
Osbourne asked why, saying, “You have every right…”
“No, Kelly Osbourne is on our side and I was sensitive,” Perez said. “My disdain should go to only Donald Trump, so I’m sorry, darling.”
“No, you don’t have to apologize to me,” Osbourne said. “I love you, Rosie.”