Whoopi Goldberg implies Trump Jr's sons may have ‘tendencies’ to abuse women
In a recent interview with the Daily Mail TV, Trump Jr. said that he worries more for his sons than his daughters given the current political climate, and discussed the possibility of men being falsely accused of sexual misconduct or assault.
What's actual garbage is a partisan liberal hack who masquerades as a journalist on @CNN, attacking me for loving & caring about all my children.— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 2, 2018
It’s scumbags like @JeffreyToobin, who don't believe in the presumption of innocence that cause me to worry for my sons. https://t.co/wgeFtuNWpt
During Tuesday’s episode of ABC's ‘The View’ talk show, Goldberg had a strange interpretation of that comment, suggesting that Trump Jr. must be worried that his sons could potentially assault someone in the future.
“You only worry about this for your child if you think your child has these tendencies,” she said. “If you think your child is not someone who is assaulting people, it shouldn’t be a concern for you.”
Responding to the comment, panelist Abby Huntsman, who is the daughter of the former Republican Governor of Utah (and current US Ambassador to Russia) Jon Huntsman, jumped in to say that Goldberg’s interpretation was not necessarily accurate.
“What I think a lot of people are concerned about today is, you could be accused when you’ve been raised the right way — when you did nothing in that situation. We have countless examples where that has happened,” Huntsman said.
Huntsman also said she was actually "happy" that her daughter was being raised and growing up "in a time when she can feel more comfortable to speak” if she was ever the victim of an assault.
Her reasoning didn’t strike any chords with the liberal panelists, though. Later in the show, Goldberg dismissed Trump Jr.'s comments as "crazy talk."
On social media, Goldberg’s comments were met with condemnation from Trump supporters and approval by Democrats.
It's @DonaldJTrumpJr's son's 7th birthday today & @WhoopiGoldberg is on national TV saying Don's kids are potential future sexual abusers.— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) October 2, 2018
Are @ABC & @TheView ok with her attacking children in such a disgusting way? If a Repub said this about Obama's grandkids, they'd be fired. https://t.co/VsrM24y5SR
I can take political jabs from adults but when it comes to CHILDREN or minors, I draw the line!— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) October 2, 2018
If Whoopie Goldbergs comment below about children are appropriate and acceptable to @ABC & @TheView, then its time for the FCC to step in!
ABC is SILENT! https://t.co/chik7XeX2T
She sure didn’t talk about Obama’s kids. Oh yeah. They were off limits. Whoopi has lost her dread lock mind!!! I use to like Whoopi...no more!! One more off my list. #ComfirmKavanaughNow— ❌🇺🇸Brenda Brown❌🇺🇸#MAGA🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@bbrown5894) October 2, 2018
As for Trump Jr, he responded by posting an archive clip of Goldberg defending director Roman Polanski, who fled the US after being charged with raping of a 13-year-old girl in 1977.
.@WhoopiGoldberg, instead of insinuating that my sons are potential future abusers, you might want to explain why you defended actual child rapist Roman Polanski?— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 2, 2018
“I don’t believe it was ‘rape’ rape.” - Whoopi Goldberg on Roman Polanski
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