Charity under fire for honoring Trump supporting actor


STEVE: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, JILLIAN. MEANWHILE ACTOR ANTONIO SABATO, JR., HONORED AS A HERO OF INCLUSION BY BEST BUDDIES A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATE TO THE HELPING PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL AND MENTAL ABILITIES. KATIE: THE ORGANIZATION IS FACING A BACKLASH BECAUSE SABATO IS A TRUMP SUPPORTER. HOW DARE YOU AND YOUR REPUBLICAN FRIEND TRY TO POISON A GREAT ORGANIZATION LIKE BEST BUDDIES. YOU MAKE ME SICK. BRIAN: ISN’T THAT NICE. ANTONIO SABATO, JR., JOINS US TO REACT. ARE YOU LETTING GUYS LIKE THAT, PEOPLE LIKE THAT GET YOU DOWN?>>GOOD MORNING. I’M THE MOST LOVING MAN ON THE PLANET OKAY. LET ME SAY SOMETHING. GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY. GOOD MORNING C AND C CONCRETE PUMPING WE’RE BUILDING FLOOR. I CAN BUILD THE WALL FOR THE PRESIDENT. THESE LIBERALS ARE OUT OF THEIR MINDS. I’VE BEEN NICE. I’VE BEEN LOVING MY WHOLE LIFE. JUST BECAUSE I SUPPORT A DIFFERENT IDEA, YOU ARE GOING TO PUT ME DOWN? THIS WAS NEVER POLITICAL WITH BEST BUDDIES. THEY ARE A GREAT ORGANIZATION. THE BEST PEOPLE ON THIS PLANET. DO WONDERFUL THINGS. AT THIS POINT WHY I LEFT CALIFORNIA. THAT IS WHY I’M WRITING MY BOOK NEXT YEAR. I WILL RELEASE IT. TALK ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME. HOW YOU CAN BE BLACKLISTED IN 2019 IN HOLLYWOOD IS CRAZY TO ME BUT I SURVIVED. AND I LIVE IN FLORIDA RIGHT NOW. I HAVE A YOUTUBE CHANNEL COMING OUT. DOING A LOT OF GREAT THINGS. I LOVE GOD. I’M WITH JESUS RIGHT NOW, JESUS’ WORLD. IT IS AWESOME. STEVE: ANTONIO, BEST BUDDIES NUMBER OF EMAILS THEY GOT, WE CAN’T BELIEVE YOU’RE HONORING ANTONIO SABATO, JR., ONE OF THEM SAYS YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF THIS IS NOT A PLACE FOR POLITICAL AGENDA. OUR CHILDREN MUST BE PROTECTED FROM THE GARBAGE ELECTED. HONOREE, THIS IS APPALLING I WILL NEVER SUPPORT YOU AGAIN.>>TALK ABOUT GARBAGE, ALL THE GARBAGE IN CALIFORNIA THAT THESE DEMOCRATS HAVE DONE TO THAT STATE. TALK ABOUT AULT GARBAGE THEY’RE SPEWING TO YOUNG KIDS IN SCHOOL. RELEASING GOD AWAY FROM EVERYBODY NOWADAYS. NO LOVE, NO GOD. BLAME THE PRESIDENT. THAT’S WRONG. KATIE: DOESN’T THIS HURT THE KIDS?>>IT HURTS EVERYBODY. KATIE: BEST BUDDIES, TELL US ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION WHAT THEY DO FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. HOW THESE PEOPLE ARE TURNING AGAINST THEM BECAUSE THEY DON’T LIKE YOUR POLITICAL AFFILIATION?>>OH, I MEAN, LISTEN BEST BUDDIES, MARIA SHRIVER STARTED THIS 30 YEARS AGO. BEING INVOLVED WITH BEST BUDDIES, BEING AROUND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES BRINGS THE BEST OUT OF PEOPLE. THIS IS ABOUT LOVING, BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER. FOR THEM TO SAY SOMETHING LIKE THIS, THEY SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES. THEY’RE RUINING EVERYTHING BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, GOD WILL SURVIVE. THEY WON’T. WE’LL STAY STRONG. WE’LL WIN THIS ELECTION NEXT YEAR BECAUSE ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO? THEY’RE JUST GOING TO BLACKLIST PEOPLE? PUT PEOPLE DOWN. START FIGHTS, VIOLENCE. IT HAS GOT TO END, GUYS. YOU KNOW WHAT THEY’RE AFRAID OF? THEY ARE AFRAID OF PEOPLE A LOT SMARTER THAN THEY ARE. THIS IS COMPLIMENT TO ME AND PEOPLE THAT BELIEVE IN FREEDOM IN OUR COUNTRY. BRIAN: HERE IS GOOD NEWS. MORE ATTENTION TO YOUR GREAT CAUSE WHICH YOU’RE HONORED. MAKE DONATIONS, BUY TICKETS TO THEIR CHAMPION OF THE YEAR GALA. BEST BUDDIES CHAMPION.ORG/PALM

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