Eric Bolling walked off an interview with BBC News Wednesday after a fellow guest implies he’s a racist.
During the segment BBC anchor Emily Maitlis led a discussion on Georgia’s voting laws between the former Fox News host and left-wing political strategist, Aisha Mills. The discussion quickly escalated when Bolling commented on the MLB and other corporations boycotting the state. He indicated that a corporation getting involved in politics is not business savvy.
Bolling also makes a point to say the MLB is leaving an area where the population is 50% African American to Denver, which is a city that is significantly less diverse. He argues that they are hurting their own point in the boycott move.
Aisha Mills responds to Bolling’s argument by calling it “ignorant” and “disrespectful.”
“I think it’s really rich for any Republican, especially a white man, to run around and claim they care about the economic condition of Black communities and Black businesses when that’s all a lie… Everything that these voting laws stand for … is all about racial discrimination. How dare you try to act like you are somehow a proponent of Black people and businesses just to make a point and try to create a wedge? It’s ignorant and it’s just disrespectful.”
Bolling makes his final comeback before exiting the interview.
“You know what? That’s disgusting. I’m done. Put me off. That’s disgusting. I am nowhere near anything you are painting me to be, and the problem with America politics is exactly that. Because I’m white, you think I’m racist? That’s BS. I’m done.”
Maitlis tried to get Bolling to stay, which he briefly did demanding an apology.
“I don’t know why I’m staying here. I need an apology.”
Mills stated she was not going to apologize for being offended.
Craig Collins, who filled in for Tony Katz on the Morning Show, says the problem in all this is they are getting away from the actual issue at hand.
“These two people are now arguing about if one of the two guests are racists which makes absolutely no sense. You should talk about the issue itself…we shouldn’t argue whether or not we have biases going into a conversation.”