Whoopi Goldberg kicked a Fox News host off The View after an intense debate
The political climate in the U.S. is more polarized than ever, and citizens are perhaps the most divided over their opinion of President Donald Trump. A segment on the July 19th episode of The View demonstrated this all-too-well when host Whoopi Goldberg ordered guest Judge Jeanine Pirro to leave the show.
Pirro appeared on the segment”Political View” to promote her new book, Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy. The former judge and current host of Fox News’ Justice with Judge Jeanineangered Goldberg when she accused her of having “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”
"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," Goldberg said. "I've never seen anybody whip up such hate. I've never seen anybody be so dismissive. And clearly you don't watch this show. You don't know that I suffer from that, what I suffer from is the inability to figure out how to fix this. That's my issue."
The on-air hostility only escalated from there, with both women shouting over each other until Pirro brought up murders committed by undocumented immigrants. Pirro said that it was horrible that “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 retorted. "Say goodbye! Goodbye! I’m done!"
After the commercial break, Goldberg returned with an on-camera apology.
"So you saw me do something that I very rarely do, I very rarely lose my cool and I'm not proud of it. I don't like it," she told the audience before signing off. "But I also don't like being accused of being hysterical because that's one of the things I try not to be on this show."
Calm, respectful dialogue can admittedly be hard in such a tense political climate (and TBH, we’d likely have trouble keeping our cool in the face of Pirro’s comments, too). If anything, this serves as a reminder to arm ourselves with the facts in the face of ignorance, and to vote in the November midterms to make sure our voices are heard.