Former Fox News host Eric Bolling stormed out of a BBC interview on Wednesday in the middle of a discussion about cooperate America’s response to the new restrictive voting law in Georgia, according to Mediaite.
The incident took place during an exchange between Bolling and Aisha Mills about businesses in the state pushing back against the law and MLB moving their All-Star game from the state.
Millls pointed out that Bolling had only referenced Black people and businesses to make a point and was seeking to create a wedge.
“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,” Mills said.
“That is not fair!” Bolling protested. “You don’t know me. You don’t know who I am.”
“I am … a Black person in America,” Mills said. “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.”
“You know what? That’s disgusting,” Bolling replied. “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.”
Bolling went to leave, but after the host asked him not to, he said he would stay if he received an apology. “I’m not going to apologize for being offended,” Mills replied.
“I’m done,” Bolling said, before walking away for the last time.