Whoopi Abruptly Ends Jeanine Pirro Interview On ‘The View’ After Heated Exchange



Whoopi Goldberg shut down an interview with Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro on Thursday following a tense on-air argument about President Donald Trump.

The co-host of ABC’s “The View” tore into Pirro, a former judge, for accusing her of having “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” a right-wing phrase meant to suggest liberals will irrationally dislike Trump’s actions no matter what he does.

“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,’” Goldberg said.

“Listen, I’m 62 years old,” she continued. “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 have never seen anybody whip up such hate. I have never seen anybody be so dismissive.”

Pirro, who is reportedly jockeying to replace Jeff Sessions as U.S. attorney general, mocked Goldberg for finding Trump’s behavior so “horrible.”

“Whoopi, you know what’s horrible? When people who shouldn’t be here end up murdering the children of American citizens,” Pirro said, parroting the president’s characterization of undocumented immigrants as criminals.

“You know what’s horrible? When the president of the United States whips up people to beat the hell out of people,” Goldberg fired back. “Say goodbye. I’m done.”

Pirro told “The Sean Hannity Show” afterward that she was still “reeling” from the encounter. The former judge accused Goldberg of cursing at her, telling Pirro “f**k you” multiple times before she exited the building “like a dog who was just kicked off.”

“So forget about what she did to me on set, which was horrific in itself, but the treatment by Whoopi Goldberg is typical of what is going on in this country,” Pirro said on the radio show.  “The left, they invite you on to talk, they then won’t let you talk, they throw you off the show and then they throw you out of the building.”

Representatives for Goldberg did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.

Pirro’s appearance on “The View” wasn’t all tension though. At one point, the audience erupted in laughter when she said she claimed to “know a con when I see it.”

This article has been updated with Jeanine Pirro’s comments on “The Sean Hannity Show.” 





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