They also falsely claimed the summit was a GOP-affiliated event. TPUSA’s Veronica Peterson, who did not take the hosts’ statements on live television lightly, wrote the cease-and-desist letter. “The View hosts intentionally and falsely associated TPUSA with neo-Nazi protestors outside the event placing TPUSA in denigrating and false light and negatively impacting its public perception,” the letter said. “Such action will not be tolerated.” Peterson addressed the claims, clarifying that TPUSA condemned the neo-Nazi activists and that security could not remove them from the premises. “To be abundantly clear, TPUSA aggressively and completely condemns the ideologies of neo-Nazism and has zero connection to the protestors outside the event. Since these individuals were located on public property, TPUSA security attempted to, but was not permitted to remove them,” she wrote. Peterson added that the event was not associated with the Republican Party. The letter gave ABC News until Wednesday to offer a retraction and apology. Haines of “The View” issued a correction Wednesday on-air, which can be seen below.
While they were forced by their legal department to correct two of these misrepresentations live on air, Whoopi continued to insist that TPUSA somehow welcomed “nazis” into our event “metaphorically.” pic.twitter.com/320UV0aH0G— Turning Point USA (@TPUSA) July 26, 2022
After the news started trending, conservative figures used #SueTheView on social media.
UPDATE: The View has issued yet another formal correction to TPUSA and its students LIVE on air. The apology was issued by Sara Haines. Whoopi remained silent and has not retracted her comments that TPUSA “metaphorically” embraced “Nazis.” https://t.co/rcTawUTbpX pic.twitter.com/rANUlmXZwO— Turning Point USA (@TPUSA) July 27, 2022
TPUSA has not yet disclosed whether the apology and retraction satisfied the letter’s demands. If not met, the conservative organization will pursue all “legal remedies” for the defamation. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
I love #SueTheView. It rhymes and everything. Plus, The View is the most disgusting show on network television. Truly hideous women who know nothing and are proud of themselves for it. https://t.co/gNOjUs4GGn— Jeremy Boreing (@JeremyDBoreing) July 27, 2022