AJR| The View’s Joy Behar tells legal Italian immigrant and current model Antonio Sabàto Jr that he would still be in Italy if Trump had his way, Sabàto’s response is epic.
Liberals believe that all immigrants Are against President Trump and his desire to strengthen the country’s fight against illegal immigration by adding a wall, that’s wrong. Recently an Italian immigrant who came here legally let the ladies on the view know that having a wall is something other countries do and it is completely acceptable. Plus the cost is significantly lower than that of current immigration costs and thus left Joy Behar completely speechless.
Regular host Sunny Hostin was critical of Sabàto’s position on immigration — mainly because he supports President Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall:
“Let me ask you another thing that is difficult for me to understand. We’ve talked about your family having to hide their identity during the Holocaust in Czechoslovakia, and we’ve talked about the fact that you came here at 12 years old from Italy speaking no English, and this country embraced you.
You call yourself an immigrant, but you’re in favor of the wall being built, being paid for by the American people and keeping other immigrants out of the country much like yourself.”
Joy Behar even suggested that, if American immigration policy had always been what Trump advocates, Sabàto’s family might not have been allowed into the country: “If they felt that way when your family was coming over here you would still be in Italy.”
Behar went on to point out that a wall might not work or even be viewed as a waste of money because a large part of the immigration problem revolves around visa overstays as well, saying, “People who are coming in even legally or illegally are flying in, they’re not jumping over a wall … And you think this wall is going to do it [protect the American people]?”
Sabàto was not deterred, and he quickly delivered the following response: “It’s done it for Israel. Mexico has got a wall. Why can’t we?”
Behar, visibly taken aback, struggled to turn the conversation back to the cost of the wall — but Sabàto was ready for that, too: “We spend $100 billion on immigration every year. The wall would cost probably less than $20 billion. We would save a lot of money.”