Whoopi Goldberg lashes out at Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro, kicks her out from The View set & building
The arrival of the Fox News personality and former judge to a liberal-minded ABC show to promote a book entitled “Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy” was an explosive scenario from the very beginning.
Despite Pirro stating it’s time for Democrats and Republicans to finally start talking to each other on the program, the debate escalated into a shouting match during the second segment.
Goldberg was triggered into a rage mode after the conservative guest pointed the finger at the actress and claimed that she suffered from “Trump derangement syndrome.”
"Listen, I don't have 'Trump derangement,'" Goldberg told Pirro. “Let me tell you what I have: I'm tired of people starting a conversation with 'Mexicans are liars and rapists,'” referring to Trump’s controversial statement during the campaign for the White House.
“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've never seen anybody whip up such hate. I've never seen anybody be so dismissive,” she continued.
But Pirro had counter arguments of her own, saying: “You know what's horrible? When people who shouldn't be here end up murdering the children of American citizens."
"What's horrible is when the president of the United States whips up people to beat the hell out of people,” Goldberg shouted, ripping up the cards with questions and telling Pirro: "Say goodbye! Bye! I'm done."
The show swiftly went to a commercial break, but the argument continued backstage, according to witnesses and Pirro herself.
The former judge later told "Hannity" program on Fox News that she felt like she was “less than dirt” after she was humiliated and “got thrown off the set; thrown out of the building.”
Pirro said that after leaving the set she “was going downstairs and I saw her I had to walk by her and I said: ‘Whoopi, I fought for victims my whole life’ and she started cursing at me.”
According to the conservative journalist, Goldberg was shouting: “F you! F you!” and “Get the F out of this building.”
A witness told Page Six website that The View host really used the F-word, while another person present on set argued that Pirro could’ve walked past Goldberg without saying anything, but she chose to continue the confrontation.
Goldberg also apologized to The View audience and provided a rather dubious explanation for her outburst by saying: “I very rarely lose my cool and I’m not proud of it. I don’t like it. But I also don’t like being accused of being hysterical because that is one of the things I try not to be on this show.”
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