“A Turning Point USA spokesman said the group ‘100 percent condemns those ideologies’ and said Turning Point USA security tried to remove the neo-Nazis from the area but could not because they were on public property,” Haines said, quoting a TPUSA statement. “So we apologize for anything we said that may have been unclear on these points,” she concluded. TPUSA was not entirely satisfied with the apology, tweeting Wednesday that “the apology was issued by Sara Haines. Whoopi remained silent and has not retracted her comments that TPUSA ‘metaphorically’ embraced ‘Nazis.’” TPUSA founder Charlie Kirk appeared on Fox News on Wednesday night further explaining where the group stood. “[‘The View’] went after our 5,000 students at our event there of high school and college kids. And look, I get attacked all the time, people say false things, I’m a public figure,” he said. “But when you go after 16- and 17-year-olds that travel from across the country that then have to live for the rest of their life with a shadow over them because someone at ABC says that they might be linked to neo-Nazis,” Kirk continued. “But look, what did it take for us to get to the point of an apology? We had to threaten a lawsuit. … And by the way, we’re still entertaining it. We’re talking to some of the best lawyers out there that are experts in this.” Fox News host Jesse Watters offered the example of former Covington High School student Nicholas Sandmann, who sued CNN and The Washington Post, among other media outlets, for false and misleading reporting about him concerning an incident that took place during a protest in 2019, when he was 16. CNN and the Post reportedly both settled the defamation suits for several million dollars. Kirk said, “We’re not going to let this go, because you should not be able to smear 5,000 high school and college kids and then just be able to walk away with it.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
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