Antonio Sabàto Jr. dropped some serious immigration truth on “The View” Thursday, and gave Joy Behar a huge #Checkmate!
Sabàto appeared on ABC’s “The View” Thursday where he discussed his congressional campaign and voiced his support for the President, including his push for the border wall and second amendment liberties.
“The way I see it, I want the American people to be taken care of first,” Sabàto, who is running for Congress in California, responded. “I don’t want the American people to take care of everybody else’s problem…”
“But if they felt that way when your family was coming over here you would still be in Italy,” Joy Behar interrupted.
“I came here legally. We had to wait in line and struggle and save a lot of money,” Sabàto shared.
The audience cheered and Behar had no response…boom!
“There’s people like that waiting in line. So, they deserve their chance. We need to legalize — I mean there has to be reform…but at the same time we need to protect our borders and build.” He continued.
He also told the hosts of “The View” that he was blacklisted after returning from the RNC speech.
Behar argued with him, stating he was not blacklisted, just blackballed.
“My agents and my managers all left me,” Sabàto said. “I had some jobs lined up that all went away.”
He compared his experience being blacklisted in Hollywood to that of his relatives who escaped the Holocaust.
Sabàto explained that he’s an Italian Jew and compared his experience of being shunned by people in Hollywood for his support of Trump to the widespread discrimination and lack of opportunity for Jews during the Holocaust.
“My mother escaped the Russians, and my grandmother escaped the Holocaust and Auschwitz and my family died there. So we understand how that works and I got it. When I got back to Los Angeles, I was like, ‘it’s happening to me.”
Behar also tried to use the argument that most illegal immigrants are coming to America via the airport, as opposed to coming across the border. (Now I have heard her say some wacky things, but that takes the cake!)
“But logically, people who are coming in even legally or illegally are flying in, they’re not jumping over a wall,” Behar said.
Sabàto challenged her insane assertion and again left her speechless:
“We are arresting at the border 1,000 people every single day,” he said. “And there’s probably a lot more coming in.”
Sabàto went right back to the serious need of favor of a border wall, and continued that those crossing the border are “bringing a lot of drugs or whatever” with them.
“So, we need to protect the American people,” he said. “That’s all I’m saying.”
He also explained his feelings about putting the citizens of the country before those who have jumped the fence.
“I think it’s important to put the country first, the American people first,” the Republican candidate said. “I support any president because I want the best for this country; the American people come first in my book and I believe that this president puts the American people first.”
Sabàto has said he was inspired by Trump’s election cycle to seek office himself.
He is one of the few “celebrities” to speak on Trump’s behalf at the Republican National Convention in 2016, recently announced his bid for Congress in California’s 26th District, which is currently held by three-term incumbent Democrat Julia Brownley.
He filed in May to run against Brownley for the California seat representing Ventura County and parts of the central coast.
The 45-year-old soap opera star is famous for his roles on “General Hospital” and “Melrose Place,” as well as his modeling career in which he posed for Calvin Klein.
He is known for coming here, speaking no English, and within five years, having a grasp of the difficult language well enough to take the stage.
This was a wonderful article to write.
I have always been a big fan of Sabàto. Not because he is a great actor, but because he is a hurdle jumper.
Antonio Sabàto Jr. has worked hard to get where he is at, harder than most. He had some huge hurdles to jump, and he did not stop until he jumped them.
To be an actor that stays as busy as he has requires jumping over a lot of rejection.
Grasping a foreign language to the point that you can go in front of the camera is a huge accomplishment within itself.
To me, that rocks. I believe he will take that work ethic to DC.
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