The View, with Whoopi Goldberg, whipped up a recipe for disaster on Thursday’s show when presenting the opposing views of Whoopi and Judge Jeanine Pirro. The words between the co-host and had her guest ended abruptly. Pirro was dismissed with a “goodbye” by Whoopi. Within minutes The View became an immediate trend on Twitter.
It didn’t take a psychic to predict how the pro-Trump Pirro would be received on The View. A few of the cohosts, including Whoopie, have made it well known that they detest Donald Trump on previous shows. Pirro has her own very popular show on the Fox News channel and she is well known as a Trump supporter.
— The Hill (@thehill) July 19, 2018
The View Had All the Makings Of A War of Words in Place
With that said, a clash was in the making from the get-go. Luckily the blowup didn’t occur until the show was almost over. If it had broken loose early on, the rest of the show might have been uncomfortable or even unbearable for the women to sit through.
Pirro was a guest on the show but the treatment she endured led to her suddenly disappearing during a commercial break. As you can see in the video below, Whoopi cut Pirro off and dismissing her with a “goodbye” before going to the commercial. This is stark contrast to many shows like the Daily Show when it was hosted by Jon Stewart. Stewart made sure that all guest, reguardless of their opinions were to be treated with respect. He even warned the audiences before hand that heckling and booing was not allowed.
Whoopi Swallows Her Pride
After the commercial, Whoopi came out seemingly with her tail between her legs to talk with the viewers. She said she wasn’t proud of losing her cool on the show. Hot Air suggests that Pirro’s appearance on The View “went about as well as could be expected.”
So what happened? You can see this blow up in the video below. The incident starts at timeline 1:50 on the video. Judge Jeanine credited Trump with the low unemployment rate for minority groups. Pirro mentioned “Hispanics and African Americans.”
Whoopi and another co-host, Sunny Hostin, clapped back at Pirro’s claim. Both co-hosts credited President Obama for the great unemployment statistics seen today.
Fur Flying on The View
It didn’t stop there, Pirro’s reply started the fur flying. She said, “You’re suffering from Trump derangement in this room.” Whoopi took this as a remark aimed at her. She said to Pirro, “Did you just point at me?”
Then without giving her guest a chance to answer, Whoopi continued with her spiel. The co-host said “I don’t have Trump derangement, let me tell you what I have. I am tired of people starting a conversation with, ‘Mexicans are liars and rapists.’ Listen, I’m 62 years old, there have been a lot of people in office that I don’t agree with, but I have never ever seen anything like this.”
It Kept Coming
Once Whoopi began her target practice, she continued by firing off a few more rounds. She kept on going.
The co-host said “I’ve never seen anyone whip up such hate, I’ve never seen anyone be so dismissive and clearly you don’t watch this show, so you don’t know that I don’t suffer from that,” she continued. “What I suffer from is the inability to figure out how to fix this, that’s my issue.”
The audience applauded Whoopi through all of this, putting Pirro in a rather awkward place. The Fox News personality did not let herself look ruffled at all.
Talk Show Turns Shouting Match
The talk show was now a shouting match with both Whoopi and Pirro shouting over each other trying to get their point across. Pirro was able to get a line in saying, “You know what’s horrible? When people who shouldn’t be here end up murdering children of American citizens.”
Whoopi Goldberg Shuts Down Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro for Saying She Has “Trump Derangement Syndrome” https://t.co/GbklwHT0Mx
— Andrew Wortman (@AmoneyResists) July 19, 2018
This heated debate was no longer a debate with Whoopie now screaming, “What’s horrible is when the president of the United States whips up people to beat the hell out of people.” Pirro’s very last word on the show was “Wow,” as they cut to a commercial.
Whoopi Dismisses Pirro and She’s Gone
The outcome of this screaming match was evident when the show returned and Pirro was gone from the table. Whoopi was left having to explain herself to the audience after just running a guest off the show.
Whoopi, looking somewhat sullen at the time said, “So you saw me do something I very rarely do. I very rarely lose my cool, I’m not proud of it and I don’t like it,” she said. “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.” You can see this blow up in the video below.
Twitter Weighs-In Regarding The View Rumble
After watching the clip, you will probably agree that although Whoopi doesn’t like being called “hysterical,” that’s pretty much how she came off on the show.
The fans of The View mostly sided with Whoopi on Twitter saying things like “Whoopi mopped the floor with Pirro” and “Whoopi just canceled Jeanine Pirro.” Early on “The View” trended on Twitter but later in the day “Judge Jeanine Pirro” was in the top Twitter trends close to the top of the list
Judge Jeanine Pirro is on next! Her new book is out today – Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy Hardcover https://t.co/X25yEuIWj5
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) July 18, 2018
Joy Behar, who is also a co-host of this show and another anti-Trump person, was not on the show today. A few Twitter users commented that she probably bowed out of the show because Pirro was booked. The TV judge was on the show to promote her book. The title of her new book is Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy.