The View is known for its lively discussions of hot topics, but things rarely get as heated as they did on Thursday, July 19. The ladies interviewed Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro, one of President Donald Trump’s favorite commentators. While she was supposed to be promoting her new book, she instead got into a heated fight with Whoopi Goldberg! Watch the video above to see the worst of the battle.
It all went down when, halfway through the segment, Judge Jeanine, 67, said, “You’re suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome.” She then pointed at the Oscar winner.
Whoopi wasn’t having it. She replied, “I don’t have Trump derangement, let me tell you what I have. I’m tired of people starting a conversation with Mexicans are liars and rapists.”
At that point, the audience began to applaud, and Whoopi yelled to be heard. “I’m tired of people starting a conversation about this country. Listen, I’m 62-years-old. There’ve 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,” she added. “I’ve never seen anybody so dismissive, and clearly you don’t watch the show 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.”
Then, Whoopi, the show’s moderator, tried to get the interview back on track with a question about the so-called “deep state.” But the former prosecutor didn’t want to talk about that.
“You had your opening statement,” Judge Jeanine said, “which was how horrible it is that Donald Trump is talking about all of these people.” Whoopi then started to yell over her, but Judge Jeanine yelled right back.
“Whoopi, you know what’s horrible?” she shouted. “When people who shouldn’t be here end up murdering the children of American citizens. What’s horrible is sanctuary cities.”
The Color Purple star disagreed. “You know what’s horrible? When the President of the United States whips up people to beat the hell out of people. Bye!” Then she literally waved goodbye, ending the segment.
Then in an awkward segue, co-host Sara Haines seemed forced to read a transition to commercial.
The beginning of the interview wasn’t any friendlier to the conservative commentator. When they read out the name of Judge Jeanine’s new book, Liars, Leakers, and Liberals, host Sunni Hostin quipped that she thought the judge “was describing the White House.”
Then when Republican strategist Ana Navarro asked the judge about President Trump directly, she responded that that’s not what she came on the show to talk about. Still, she tried to defend the president saying that by all metrics the country is better off. Ana sniped back with, “Hate crimes are worse off.”
Our great Judge Jeanine Pirro is out with a new book, “Liars, Leakers and Liberals, the Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy,” which is fantastic. Go get it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2018
Judge Jeanine is a favorite of the president, who recently promoted her book on Twitter. The Washington Post reported back in April that his aides have often had to stop him from calling into her show. He’s yet to tweet about her run-in with the ladies of The View.
Click here to watch the full interview.
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