Whoopi Goldberg has never had a problem speaking her mind, and she directly addressed Jeanine Pirro on The View after the judge literally pointed her out and accused the EGOT winner of suffering from “Trump derangement syndrome.”
While discussing new book Liars, Leakers & Liberals, Pirro declared she is “not an ideologue” but knows “a con” when she sees it. She also believes there have been “fake investigations” surrounding President Donald Trump, including the Russia probe, which she says is the result of a “fake document.”
“It was not only based on that, and you know that,” Sunny Hostin reminded the conservative pundit.
When asked if she believes Trump “embraces and embodies conservative ideology,” Pirro insisted she wasn’t there “to talk about what Donald Trump is or isn’t.” During the back in forth between the table, Pirro mentioned some are suffering from Trump derangement syndrome, pointing at Goldberg.
“Did you just point at me?” Goldberg asked.
“Yes,” Pirro replied.
“Listen, I don’t have Trump Derangement,” Golberg replied. “Let me tell you what I have. I’m tired of people starting a conversation with, ‘Mexicans are liars and rapists.’”
She went on, “Listen, I’m 62 years old. There have been a lot of people in office that I didn’t agree with. But I have never, ever seen anything like this. I have never seen anybody whip up such hate. I have never seen anybody be so dismissive.”
“And clearly you don’t watch the show,” she continued. “So you don’t know that I don’t suffer from that. What I suffer from is the inability to figure out how to fix this. That’s my issue.”
Pirro shot back, “Your opening statement, how horrible it is that Donald Trump is talking about all of these people, you know what’s horrible? When people who shouldn’t be here end up murdering the children of American citizens.”
“What is horrible is when the president of the United States whips up people to beat the hell out of people,” Goldberg replied. “Say goodbye. I’m done.”
Check out the tense moment below.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.