Former Fox host Eric Bolling walks off BBC interview

Former Fox News host Eric Bolling walked off an BBC news show Wednesday after another guest on the show, Aisha Mills said his concern for black communities was a lie, Mediate reported.

“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, not long before Bolling stormed off the BBC show “Newsnight.” 

Bolling and Mills — a political commentator on CNN and MSNBC — were discussing the new Georgia voting law and Major League Baseball’s decision to move its All-Star Game from Atlanta as a result. Other businesses have criticized the law.

Mills made the accusations after Bolling said MLB had hurt minorities and minority-owned businesses in Atlanta by moving its All-Star Game to Denver, which he said has a smaller Black population. 

Bolling appeared to be angered after Mills pressed her point by saying he only referenced Black people and businesses to make a point and was seeking to create a wedge.

“That’s disgusting,” Bolling said. “I’m done. Put me off. That’s disgusting. I am nowhere near anything you are painting me to be, and the problem with American 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 then said, and quit the interview.

Bolling worked as a financial analyst for CNBC before moving to Fox in 2008. However, he left the cable network in 2017 after allegations surfaced that he sent lewd messages to female co-workers. He then moved to Sinclair Broadcasting Group to host the show “America This Week.” Sinclair canceled the show this January.

In March, news broke that Bolling was considering running against an unidentified GOP incumbent in his home state of South Carolina. On Tuesday, Bolling said he had decided against the idea.

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