Antonio Sabato Jr. Compares Being Blackballed By Hollywood To Holocaust: ‘It’s Happening to Me’
Antonio Sabato Jr., probably best known for being a early Donald Trump supporter — rather than for his acting career — is running for Congress, and he said some pretty crazy stuff on The View Thursday morning.
Sabato 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.'”
The panel of The View later brought up that Sabato called President Barack Obama a Muslim, and Sabato doubled down on the obvious falsehood in a totally bizarre way.
“It was never an insult… if he’s not a Muslim, we should call him President Barry,” he said.
After the panel tried to explain that Obama is not, in fact, a Muslim, Sabato smirked and said: “Okay, he’s not.”
“He changed his name to ‘Obama’ because he followed the Islam religion when he was growing up, so I felt that once you’re in that religion, you stay for the rest of your life.”
The panel gawked and said: “There’s no evidence of that.” A flummoxed Joy Behar managed to say: “It’s important not to propagate fake news.”
Watch above, via ABC.
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