The longtime Republican stated that government programs like welfare, Medicare and unemployment insurance hurt Black families rather than help them. Love also added that Republicans set up programs to empower Black families with their policies, unlike the Democrats.
“I believe that the policies, the conservative policies work,” Love explained. “They work for Black communities. They lift people, give people as many opportunities as possible. They don’t keep people trapped.”
“How do they do that?” asked Behar.
Love said the Republicans focus on putting people to work over anything else, which differs from what the Democrats do. She also pointed to the welfare program as one of her examples, while Behar said the program gives families “a leg up.”
“There are many more white people on welfare than Black people, you do know that? Don’t you?” Hostin chimed in. But Love skated right over that point and said welfare incentivizes “bad behavior.”
Then the conversation swung to universal health care, which Love isn’t totally against but doesn’t believe the government should foot the entire bill. And that briefly opened up the topic of immigration.
“[Bernie Sanders] wants the government to pay for all of it, and where do you get the money to pay for all of that?” asked Love.
“Maybe the money from the wall,” Hostin shot back.
You can see the clip below.