Ben Shapiro Fires Back After ‘The View’ Guest Questions His Intellect: ‘I’m Ready To Take On This Extraordinary Intellectual Challenge’
Ben Shapiro/Divided States of Biden

Former Rep. Bakari Sellers (D-SC) made an appearance on Wednesday’s broadcast of “The View,” where he claimed that Daily Wire Editor Emeritus Ben Shapiro and OutKick founder Clay Travis lacked the “intellect” to have honest discussions — and now Shapiro would like a word.

Joy Behar began the conversation, noting that ousted Fox News Tucker Carlson had accused Sellers of using his platform as a CNN political analyst to “monetize racism.” Sellers objected, claiming that Carlson was the one monetizing racism when he talked about the Great Replacement Theory.

“It’s rooted in white supremacy, and it’s fear. It’s grievance,” Sellers said, claiming that all it did was foment hate.

He went on to call out both Travis and Shapiro by name as host Whoopi Goldberg appeared to shake her head and laugh. “And the problem is that they have ads that play before and ads that play after, and you have these individuals — the Clay Travises of the world, the Ben Shapiros of the world, who don’t necessarily have the intellect to have honest discussions, but yet they are able to become millionaires because they’re actually just circulizing and promulgating this fear.”

Shapiro responded a short time later, posting on X, “Hey, @theview, would love to come on to discuss. It’ll be tough, but I’m ready to take on this extraordinary intellectual challenge.”


Wednesday marked the latest episode in the ongoing saga, as former cohost Meghan McCain had tried (but failed) several times to convince producers to invite Shapiro to join the show as a guest. Despite their steadfast refusal to speak to him directly, the cohosts appear only too happy to call him out from the safety of their table.

Travis also responded to Sellers’ comments, saying that he too would be happy to step up to the table on the ABC midday talk show.


“Even with my lowly intellectual capacity, I would go on The View and have a debate with the hosts. Would be incredible TV. Given my intelligence was just directly attacked by name on their show, it seems only fair to allow me on and let their audience decide what to think of me,” he said.

Create a free account to join the conversation!

Already have an account?

Log in

Got a tip worth investigating?

Your information could be the missing piece to an important story. Submit your tip today and make a difference.

Submit Tip
Download Daily Wire Plus

Don't miss anything

Download our App

Stay up-to-date on the latest
news, podcasts, and more.

Download on the app storeGet it on Google Play
The Daily Wire   >  Read   >  Ben Shapiro Fires Back After ‘The View’ Guest Questions His Intellect: ‘I’m Ready To Take On This Extraordinary Intellectual Challenge’