Table of Contents
- Whoopi vs. Judge Jeanine: ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ comment sparks yelling match on ‘The View’
- Whoopi Goldberg on Judge Jeanine Pirro’s appearance on ‘The View’
- Whoopi Goldberg Blows Up, Ends ‘The View’ Interview With Judge Jeanine Pirro: “Goodbye”
- Whoopi Goldberg: Jeanine Pirro ‘Cursed’ Us Out in Front of ‘The View’ Audience
- Whoopi Goldberg Shuts Down Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro for Saying She Has ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’
- Whoopi Goldberg, Jeanine Pirro explain what happened during and after ‘The View’ shouting match
Whoopi vs. Judge Jeanine: ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ comment sparks yelling match on ‘The View’
By Meagan Flynn Meagan Flynn Morning Mix reporter July 20, 2018
“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg and Fox News host Jeanine Pirro got snarled in a yelling match on live television Thursday on an episode of “The View” after Pirro appeared to suggest Goldberg suffered from “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”
Pirro, a former judge and prosecutor who hosts “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” appeared as a guest on the daytime talk show in part to discuss her new book, “Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy.” But the discussion about Pirro’s book soon went awry, illustrating why friends and families across the country on opposite sides of the political spectrum sometimes vow to have only Trump-free conversations.
Pirro, answering a question about President Trump’s commitment to conservative ideology, ticked off accomplishments for which she credited the president, such as lower unemployment among African Americans. Co-host Meghan McCain chimed in to make a statement about his popularity among Republicans, but just as she was finishing, Goldberg interjected, saying she had a question.
That’s when Pirro appeared to mutter something about people having “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” a term popular particularly on Fox News for Americans outspoken in their criticism of Trump.
“Did you just point at me?” Goldberg asked.
“Yes,” Pirro confirmed.
And then they were off.
“Listen, I don’t have ‘Trump Derangement’ — let me tell you what I have,” Goldberg said. “I’m tired of people starting a conversation with ‘Mexicans are liars and rapists.’
“Listen, I’m 62 years old,” Goldberg 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’ve never seen anybody whip up such hate. I’ve never seen anybody be 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.”
Goldberg tried to get back to discussing Pirro’s book, with a question about how the “deep state” really works. But that did not help things.
“I want to answer your question — because you had in your opening statement, which was how horrible it is that Donald Trump is talking about all of these people. You know what’s horrible?” Pirro asked, causing both of them to attempt to yell over one another.
“Whoopi, you know what’s horrible?” Pirro persisted. “When people who shouldn’t be here end up murdering the children of American citizens.”
“You know what’s horrible?” Goldberg responded. “When the president of the United States whips up people to beat the hell out of people. Say goodbye! I’m done.”
Cut to commercial.
Goldberg apologized for losing her cool when the show came back, sans Pirro. But “I don’t like being accused of being hysterical,” she said.
Pirro told Sean Hannity on his show that the fight with Goldberg continued backstage. She claims she attempted to tell Goldberg that she “fought for victims all my life” as a former judge and prosecutor, but that in response Goldberg used the F-word at her and told her to get out of the building. Goldberg could not be reached for comment.
“I just felt like today was a microcosm of what is happening in America as the left suffers from this Trump Derangement Syndrome, shuts the right down, doesn’t allow you to talk,” she told Hannity.
The action begins at about 2:24 into the show here.
After the show, the Twitterverse rendered judgments just as far apart as Goldberg’s and Judge Jeanine’s.
Whoopi, just mopped the floor with Jeanine Pirro! Slay me, Whoopi!!#TheView
— Krystle 🤓🌊 (@Kryingkrys) July 19, 2018
SHAME on @WhoopiGoldberg for her actions! So sorry you had to endure such hatred, @JudgeJeanine, and shame on @TheView for allowing her to speak to you the way she did!! #CancelTheView
— Michele Beaver (@shellymarie1972) July 20, 2018
Whoopi lashes out at Judge Jeanine
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Whoopi Goldberg has no time for Judge Jeanine Pirro months after their on-air blowout.
“I’ve not spoken to Jeanine, there’s no reason to,” “The View” co-host said on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” on Thursday night. “If there’s something that is intelligent that she has to bring to the show they will book her.”
The two television personalities got into a heated argument while Pirro was a guest on the ABC show in July. Page Six reported the drama continued off-air when Goldberg yelled at Pirro to “get the f–k out” and Pirro called the co-hosts “c–ksuckers.”
Pirro and Goldberg both spoke about the incident in the days after.
“Whoopi, I accept that you and I have different views on what happened both on and off the air,” Pirro said on her show, “Justice with Judge Jeanine” the following weekend. “So let’s agree to disagree and put this episode to bed, once and for all.”
The “Sister Act” actress also addressed the spat on “The View” at the time, and said on Thursday night that it’s out of her control if Pirro were to return to the daytime talk show.
“I don’t book the show, I work there,” Goldberg said, quipping, “I get a very interesting paycheck.”
Whoopi Goldberg on Judge Jeanine Pirro’s appearance on ‘The View’
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Whoopi Goldberg Blows Up, Ends ‘The View’ Interview With Judge Jeanine Pirro: “Goodbye”
Whoopi Goldberg blew up on Judge Jeanine Pirro in an interview on ‘The View’ today. Goldberg cut her off, said “bye” and moved to commercial break after Pirro brought up victims of violence committed by illegal immigrants.
The situation between Goldberg and Pirro began after the guest accused the host of having ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome.’
“Did you just point at me?” Goldberg reacted. “Listen, 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.'”
“Listen, 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. I have never seen anybody whip up such hate. I have never seen anybody be so dismissive,” Whoopi added.
“You know what’s horrible?” Pirro asked Goldberg. “When people who shouldn’t be here end up murdering the children of American citizens. What’s horrible is we have sanctuary cities.”
“What is horrible is when the president of the United States whips up people to beat the hell out of people,” Goldberg responded.
“Say goodbye. I’m done,” Goldberg said to wild applause as she ended the interview.
When the show returned from commercial break, Goldberg apologized for her behavior.
“You saw me do something I very rarely do, I very rarely lose my cool and I’m not proud of it,” she said. “I don’t like it. But I also don’t like being accused of being hysterical because that is one of the things I try
not to be on this show.”
Whoopi Goldberg: Jeanine Pirro ‘Cursed’ Us Out in Front of ‘The View’ Audience
“Unless you were under a rock yesterday, you know all about Jeanine Pirro’s appearance here on the show,” Whoopi Goldberg said Friday morning on The View, putting an extra bit of snark on the Fox News host’s name.
The show’s moderator was referring not only to the on-air fireworks that occurred after Pirro accused her of having “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” but also the fight that continued backstage after the segment. In an interview with her colleague Sean Hannity on the radio Thursday afternoon, Pirro said that Goldberg screamed, “F you, get the F out of this building!” at her.
“Things got hot on the air,” Goldberg said on Friday, “but I want to clear up what happened afterwards,” because, in her words, Pirro left out some “pertinent stuff” from her account.
Goldberg confirmed reports that Pirro was “upset when she got here” because anti-Trump Republican strategist Ana Navarro was filling in for equally anti-Trump liberal co-host Joy Behar. She also said that despite the fact that she ended the segment with a shouted, “Say goodbye, I’m done!” she did not cut the interview short. “It ended when it was supposed to,” Goldberg said.
“She then called everybody at the table a name I cannot repeat on TV and said it in front of the audience,” Goldberg added of Pirro.
Indeed, a witness—who asked not to be further identified—told The Daily Beast that after the segment ended and Goldberg walked off-stage, Pirro ripped off her microphone while the crew members hovered around her and she shouted, “Those cocksuckers! This is exactly what I told them would happen.”
When Goldberg left the stage, she said she needed to “calm down,” but Pirro came over and “put a finger in face,” yelling something along the lines of, “I’ve done more for victims than you ever will!” In response, Goldberg said she expressed “a few choice words I cannot repeat.”
“Yes, I did say it,” Goldberg said, but she denied “spitting” on Pirro, as was suggested. “I did not intimidate her,” she said. “No one chased her out of here saying, ‘Get out.’ But she did leave here cursing at the people who book the show, she cursed at the guys who do security for the show.”
This all happened in the five minute commercial break between Pirro’s second segment and the end of the show, during which Goldberg offered an apology of sorts for “losing her cool.”
After wishing Pirro luck on her new book, currently Amazon’s number one best-seller, Goldberg said, “I suspect this is going to go on, because she has a show on Saturday and stuff. But look, you can come to this show, we treat everybody with respect. But you cannot come and call people names.”
—Lloyd Grove contributed reporting.
Roseanne Barr’s sitcom, “Roseanne,” was canceled by ABC after Barr posted a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, an African-American and adviser to Barack Obama during his presidency. But a recent Facebook post accuses the network of double-standards.
“Roseanne Barr compares Valerie Jarrett to a primate, is instantly fired and publicly shamed,” it says. “Whoopie (sic) Goldberg calls Judge Jeanine Pirro Trump’s sand ni**er.. Keeps job & is applauded by ABC.”
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Pirro and Goldberg definitely had an argument, but there’s no evidence that Goldberg ever used a racist slur against Pirro. Here’s what’s true — and what’s not.
The revival of “Roseanne” was canceled in May 2018 hours after Barr, the show’s star, tweeted this about Jarrett: “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”
“The tweet sparked a public firestorm, including from ‘Roseanne’ star Sara Gilbert,” ABC News then reported. “It also prompted Wanda Sykes, a consulting producer, to quit the show in the leadup to the cancellation.”
Channing Dungey, the president of ABC Entertainment, is quoted in the story as saying the tweet was “abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent” with ABC values.
A couple months later, in July 2018, Fox News host Jeanine Pirro appeared on the ABC show “The View.” Goldberg, a co-host on the show, got into a yelling match with Pirro after Pirro “appeared to suggest Goldberg suffered from ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome,’” the Washington Post reported.
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As expected, Judge Jeanine Pirro wasted no time responding to her heated showdown with Whoopi Goldberg on The View Thursday. At the top of her Fox News show Justice on Saturday, Pirro sarcastically thanked Goldberg for helping her book make it to No. 1 on the bestseller list. “I much preferred you (Goldberg) in the movie Ghost than on The View,” Pirro snarked. (It was a reply to Goldberg’s earlier statement to Pirro, in which Goldberg said “Jeanine, good luck with your book. I hear it’s No. 1. I preferred your last book about Robert Durst.”)
Pirro continued,”Everyone has the right to speak, but when you can’t even listen to what someone has to say because you despise the man who is President, you undermine not the President of the United States, you undermine the United States.”
She also told viewers she has known Goldberg “for years, and up until this week, our relationship has always been friendly.”
“Furthermore,” she added, “I’ve been a guest on The View many times… and have always been treated with respect.”
“And to Whoopi,” Pirro says, “I accept that you and I have different versions of what happened on Thursday both on and off the air and that we have completely different takes on President Trump and the job he’s doing.”
Pirro then said she wanted to close the book on the entire incident and move on.
Earlier this week, Pirro said she was ejected from the building “like a dog” following the heated exchange with Goldberg on The View.
Goldberg agreed with Pirro that Goldberg responded with “some few choice words I cannot repeat” on TV.
“But I did not spit on her, I did not intimidate her; no one chased her out of here saying ‘get out of here’,” as Pirro has reported, Goldberg insisted at the time.
You can watch Pirro’s statement in the clip below.
Whoopi Goldberg Shuts Down Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro for Saying She Has ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’
Even as the hosts of Fox & Friends pushed back against President Donald Trump for his fawning press conference with Vladimir Putin this week, Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro defended him, asking, “What was he supposed to do, take a gun out and shoot Putin?”
On Thursday morning, she took that undying loyalty to The View.
Pirro began by stating that she was never in contention to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, despite Donald Trump Jr. tweeting that it would be “awesome.” She was more cagey when asked about whether she has been gunning for Jeff Sessions’ job.
“I have spoken to him, not about getting the job, no, but about having someone in that job, I don’t care who it is, as long as it’s an attorney general who is not in the closet hiding somewhere, who 24 hours after he took the job said, I’m not going to do anything with respect to the election,” Pirro said, directly attacking Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation.
Asked if she would take the job, Pirro said, “I haven’t been offered the job.” But as co-host Meghan McCain pointed out, “That’s not a no.”
Pirro continued to unabashedly defend Trump’s meeting with Putin and attack former President Obama for not doing enough to keep Russia in check. Every time the hosts tried to criticize Trump’s behavior, she turned around and asked, “And what did Barack Obama do?”
Later, when Pirro’s new book, titled Liars, Leakers and Liberals, came up, guest-host Ana Navarro joked: “I thought she was describing the Trump White House.”
Pirro insisted that she is “not an ideologue,” which might come as a shock to anyone who has ever viewed her Fox News program. But, she added, “I know a con when I see it.” Pirro was not talking about the Trump presidency, but rather the Russia investigation, which she characterized as “fake.”
“You just said you’re not an ideologue,” Navarro said. “Do you think Donald Trump embraces and embodies conservative ideology? He used to have a different position on pro-choice, he is imposing tariffs, he’s against globalism. Do you think he’s an ideologue that is faithful to conservative policies?”
“I’m not here to talk about what Donald Trump is or isn’t,” Pirro said, dodging the question. When she asked Navarro to name one metric in which the U.S. is “worse off” since Trump took office, the Republican strategist shot back, “Hate crimes are worse off!”
Then, as moderator Whoopi Goldberg tried to get a question in, Pirro accused her of having “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” a dismissal recently popularized by the president himself.
“Did you just point at me?” Goldberg asked. “Listen, 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.’” She added, “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. I have never seen anybody whip up such hate. I have never seen anybody be so dismissive.”
From there, they started shouting back and forth at each other about what’s more “horrible,” when “people who shouldn’t be here end up murdering the children of American citizens,” as Pirro argued, or “when the president of the United States whips up people to beat the hell out of people,” as Goldberg added.
“Say goodbye, I’m done!” Goldberg said abruptly at that point, cutting off their guest and ending the segment before it could get any more combative.
After a break, when Pirro had left the set, Goldberg looked into the camera and said, “So you saw me do something I very rarely do. I very rarely lose my cool. And I’m not proud of it. I don’t like it. But I also don’t like being accused of being hysterical. That’s one of those things I try not to be on this show.”
“So, have a great day,” she added before the credits rolled.
On Thursday’s episode of The View, host Whoopi Goldberg and TV personality Jeanine Pirro got into a heated debate live on the air. Pirro accused Goldberg of having “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” and the conversation ended up in a shouting match — until the show quickly cut to commercial break. After the show came back, Goldberg said she “very rarely” loses her cool, but she doesn’t like being “accused of being hysterical.”
But the drama didn’t end there. Pirro told TMZ she was “mistreated” by the show’s hosts, and was treated like she was “less than human.” And Page Six reported the two had a profanity-laden discussion backstage after. Pirro told Sean Hannity on his radio show she was treated “like a dog,” and Goldberg was “literally spitting at me.”
On Friday, Goldberg cleared the air about what actually happened after the cameras stopped rolling. She admitted to saying a few “choice words,” but denied spitting on Pirro or chasing her out of the building. But she made it clear that The View doesn’t tolerate “calling people names.”
Read her full comments below:
“Unless you were under a rock yesterday, you know all about Jeanine Pirro’s appearance here on the show. Things got hot on the air, which you expect, that happens a lot. But I want to clear up what happened afterwards, because she talked about it on Fox News last night, and Fox and Friends this morning, or The Five, or whatever it is. But she seemed to leave out some key points, because, well, she left a lot of pertinent stuff out. And there were a lot of people backstage, and I want to be very clear about what happened. So there’s a lot of spinning she’s doing, and I can’t do anything about that, but I can tell you what went on.
She was upset when she got here, because Ana Navaro was here instead of Joy . And after the segment, which ended when it was supposed to—it was not early, it was not late, it ended when it was supposed to—she then called everybody at the table a name I cannot repeat on TV and said it in front of the audience.
When I came offstage, I went over there, because I was a little hot, okay? So I went to calm down. She came off, she could have just passed me, she didn’t need to stop, but she stopped, and put a finger in my face, and said, ‘I’ve done more for victims than you ever will.’ Then I said to her some few choice words I cannot repeat. Yes, I did say it, I did say it, but I did not spit on her, I did not intimidate her, no one chased her out of here saying get out, but she did leave here cursing at the people who booked the show, she cursed at the guys who do the security for the show.
So I did say to her in the middle of all of this, ‘You and I have never had a problem before,’ you know? And then I had to go back to work to finish the show. Which should tell you none of us were chasing her, because we still had another segment to do.
For 20 years, the show has always had people on with different views, like Newt Gingrich, Corey Lewandowski, Charlotte Pence, Sarah Sanders, Trey Gowdy, Dana Perino, Jenna and Barbara Bush. Jeanine, good luck with your book. I hear it’s number one. I preferred your last book about Robert Durst, but there’s no accounting for taste, you know? I liked the book! I liked the last book.
So that’s what happened. And I suspect this is going to go on because she has a show on Saturday and stuff, but look. You can come to this show, we treat everybody with respect. But you cannot come and call people names. You cannot point at people and you can’t do this to people. And people who know Jeanine know exactly what I’m talking about. they know she likes to stir it up. I rarely get stirred up, but I got stirred up yesterday. And I did apologize for getting hot, I said, it doesn’t happen often. Every 10 years it seems.”
Pirro has yet to respond to Goldberg’s comments.
Brett Kavanaugh can sashay away, because there’s a new supreme judge in town. On yesterday’s episode of The View, fictional television character Judge Jeanine Pirro got the book thrown at her after she accused host Whoopi Goldberg of having “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” a made-up illness that HR will not let you use FMLA for, no matter how many times you ask. Trust me.
Pirro is a long-time Westchester County DA and cable news host who curiously uses the term judge even though she only served as one for 17 months in the early nineties, much like I ask people to refer to me as “22-year-old coffee shop employee of the quarter R. Eric Thomas” for similar reasons. She appeared on the talk show to plug her new book called, .
Pirro is one of Trump’s most ardent supporters; she says she talks with him frequently and never seems to pass up an opportunity to appear on Fox & Friends to communicate with him directly. During her two-part, 10-minute View appearance, Chief Justice Pirro managed to defend Trump’s Helsinki summit (which even Megan McCain characterized as “a disaster.”); repeatedly blamed Barack Obama for everything up to and including the assassination of Abraham Lincoln; said the pee-pee tape dossier was fake; and brought up that breaking news topic Benghazi. But the true fireworks began towards the end of the painful, pointless segment when Magistrate Pirro accused EGOT-winner Whoopi Goldberg of having a pretend illness first discovered by the scientists at Comments Section University in Moscow.
As Goldberg started another question, Ombudsman Pirro declared, “You have Trump Derangement Syndrome.” “Did you just point at me?” Goldberg asked. “Listen, 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…’ I’m 62-years-old; there’ve been a lot of people in office I didn’t agree with… I have never seen anyone whip up such hate.”
The audience applauded as Goldberg continued and tried to bring the conversation back on track by asking Pirro to defend her frequent claims about a Deep State. Chancellor Pirro seemed unwilling or unable to do so, choosing instead to remix Trump’s greatest hits by making random references to immigrants killing people. Whoopi Goldberg, who is not, never has been, and never will be the one to mess with, had had enough. “Say goodbye!” she shouted across the table in the very best segment ending tag that has ever existed. It’s like if George Burns was a judge on Drag Race.
After the show, Umpire Pirro complained to TMZ that she had been “mistreated” by the co-hosts of The View. (Note to file: in some of the early reports coming from migrant children separated from their parents by the Trump administration—a practice Pirro vehemently supports—children say they experienced actual mistreatment and were physically abused, denied medical care, given inedible food, and subjected to torture.) Pirro was asked by TMZ if she’d return to The View if invited. She didn’t answer because we all know she would. Instead, she walked to a waiting black car, snapped at a companion “I go first!” and climbed inside.
I honestly don’t know why problematic, controversial conservatives keep trying to get booked on this show when they know they’re just going to crumple under the rhetorical one-two punch of Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar. These are two women who managed to succeed in standup comedy, a profession where a “corner office” is a crowded bar full of drunk people making noises at you. If they could thrive in the misogynistic, aggressive comedy world, what makes a cable talking head or a washed up celeb with a tepid controversial take think they can compare? The View has been on since roughly the Nixon Administration and has always been home to spicy political takes and arguments. The panel skews liberal which is seen as bullying or mistreatment when a person who has voluntarily booked the show in order to shill a product cannot hold their own, despite the fact that holding their own on television while shilling their product is actually their job.
These people aren’t just acting in bad faith; they’re bad actors. How do they think they’re going to be able to defend this nation from whatever this week’s enemy is when they can’t even defend themselves in a segment on morning television?
I’m just saying, we need better villains. Emperor Jeanine Pirro’s entire job is comprised of playing a character on television who delivers stern pronouncement, fiery takes, and, most importantly, coded messages to the President from Margo Martindale on The Americans. That’s the whole thing. And yet when she’s called out on a different TV show, she immediately pleads the Fifth and complains before being chauffeured away? Cancelled. Case dismissed.
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Whoopi Goldberg, Jeanine Pirro explain what happened during and after ‘The View’ shouting match
The morning after her segment on “The View” turned into a shouting match with host Whoopi Goldberg, Fox News personality and former judge Jeanine Pirro made an appearance on “Fox and Friends” to explain her side of the story after the segment ended.
Pirro denied doing anything to provoke Goldberg: “You can ask the people I was with. She was nuts going off the set, and then… as I started walking out the building, this woman is yelling behind me, ‘get the (expletive) out of this building.’
“I’ve been a judge and prosecutor for 30 years, I can go toe-to-toe with anybody,” Pirro said. “But that was abuse. It was a sad moment. She was triggered and I never understood triggering.”
“That was abuse, and it was sad” [email protected] weighs in after clash with Whoopi Goldberg on ‘The View’ pic.twitter.com/1L58f9IJBY
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) July 20, 2018
Later Friday morning, Goldberg responded to Pirro’s comments on “The View”.
“There’s a lot of spin that she’s doing, and I can’t do anything about that, but I can tell you what went on,” she said. “She was upset when she got here because Ana Navarro was here instead of Joy (Behar). And after the segment, which ended when it was supposed to — it was not early, it was not late. She then called everybody at the table a name I cannot repeat on TV and said it in front of the audience.”
She continued: “When I came off stage, I went over there because I was a little hot. She came off, she could have just passed me. She didn’t need to stop, but she stopped. She put a finger in my face, and yelled, ‘I’ve done more for victims than you ever will.’ Then I said some few choice words that I cannot repeat. Yes, I did say it. But I did not spit on her, I did not intimidate her, no one chased her out of here saying ‘get out.’ But she did leave here cursing at the people who booked the show, cursed at the guys who do security for the show.
“For 20 years, this show has always had people on with different views, like Newt Gingrich, Corey Lewandowski, Charlotte Pence, Sarah Sanders. Jeanine, good luck with your book,” Goldberg concluded. “Look, you can come to this show. We treat everybody with respect. But you cannot come and call people names.”
[email protected] clears up what happened after our Jeanine Pirro interview: “I rarely get stirred up — but I got stirred up…and I did apologize for getting hot.”
“For 20 years, this show has always had people on with different views…but you cannot come and call people names.” pic.twitter.com/7Cb5XWjpYc
— The View (@TheView) July 20, 2018
Pirro visited the set of “The View” on Thursday morning to promote her new book, “Liars, Leakers and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy.” But there wasn’t much discussion about the upcoming book after Pirro made a comment to Goldberg, who had been trying to ask Pirro a question about the president.
“You suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome,” Pirro said, pointing at Goldberg. The term, which stemmed from “Bush Derangement Syndrome,” has been used by Trump supporters to suggest that those who do not support the president are unable to think clearly and logically about the state of the country.
“Let me tell you what I have,” Goldberg began. “I’m tired of people starting a conversation with ‘Mexicans are liars and rapists.’ 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. I have never seen anybody whip up such hate. I have never seen anybody be so dismissive.”
She continued: “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.”
Goldberg then attempted to switch topics to the “deep state.” Instead, a shouting match erupted as both women debated what is most horrible about the country today: Pirro claimed those entering the country illegally were killing U.S. citizens; Goldberg countered that the president’s rhetoric was inciting violence toward minorities.
“Say goodbye. Bye. I’m done,” Goldberg said, ripping up her cue cards.
“Wow,” Pirro replied, shaking her head and rolling her eyes.
The show cut to commercial, after which Goldberg addressed the camera directly for closing thoughts: “So you saw me do something I very rarely do. I very rarely lose my cool. And I’m not proud of it. I don’t like it. But I also don’t like being accused of being hysterical. That’s one of the things I try not to be on this show. So have a great day.”
Twenty-one years ago on Aug. 11, 1997, we were introduced to “The View.” A show, where intelligent women discussed their opinions, as well as asked celebrities and political figures the tough questions. Here, we take a look at all of the ladies who have tackled the sometimes-fiery, hot topics, beginning with the OG cast. ANDREW ECCLES/ABC, ABC Veteran journalist Barbara Walters, seen in 2014, created the series and served as co-host and executive producer. Robert Deutsch, USAT In March 2015, with her then co-hosts (left to right) Rosie Perez, Nicolle Wallace, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Mario Cantone, she celebrated the show’s 4,000th episode. Lou Rocco, ABC Walters, with then-President Barack Obama in 2010, left her hosting chair in 2014. On her final show, several women in broadcasting paid their respects to the living legend, including Oprah Winfrey, Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric. SAUL LOEB, AFP/Getty Images Debbie Matenopoulos, second from right, called Walters her colleague for a brief period, as seen in a photo from the show’s premiere with (from left), Meredith Vieira, guest Tom Selleck, Joy Behar and Star Jones. STEVE FENN, ABC In her early 20s when she landed the gig, Matenopoulos appeared on the show’s first two seasons. Since her exit, she has appeared on the show as a guest co-host, as seen in this Nov. 2016 photo with, from left, Vieira, Jones and Behar. Lou Rocco , ABC Matenopoulos now serves as host for Hallmark’s “Home & Family” talk show. Gregg DeGuire, WireImage Star Jones, second from left with Vieira, Behar and Walters, is another member of the original cast. ED BAILEY, AP Jones with, from left Vieira, Bette Midler, Behar and then-co-host Lisa Ling, stunned her counterparts when she announced her exit in 2006 on air, after learning her contract would not be renewed. “I would have loved for Star to have left and not said ‘I was fired,’ and not make it look like the program was somehow being cruel to her,” Walters told The Associated Press shortly after the incident. ERIC LIEBOWITZ, CBS She now served as executive producer and writer on “Daytime Divas,” a VH1 series about five female cohorts hosting a show called “The Lunch Hour.” Paul Hawthorne, Getty Images Comedian Joy Behar, seen strapping in guest Tom Cruise to keep him from “couch jumping” as Jones looks on, has long brought laughs to the set. Steve Fenn, ABC Behar, with from left, Jones, Walters, Ling and Vieira at the 2001 Daytime Emmy Awards, briefly departed from the show in 2013. STUART RAMSON, Associated Press Behar resumed her co-hosting post that she currently holds in 2015. Donna Svennevik, AP Meredith Vieira (with Jones), who also served as moderator, rounds out the original cast. STEVE FENN, ABC Seen with model/actress Elle MacPherson, left, in 1997, Vieira brought a refreshing candor to the show until her exit in 2006. STEVE FENN, ABC Since she has co-hosted the “Today” show and hosted “The Meredith Vieira Show,” which premiered in 2014 and ran for two seasons. Todd Plitt, USA TODAY Ling, left with Walters, occupied the space once filled by Matenopoulos, beginning in 1999. MARIA MELIN, ABC In Halloween costume with her then-co-hosts, from left Vieira, Behar, Jones and Walters, Ling, right, represented youths on the panel and once had her bellybutton pierced on-air. IDA MAE ASTUTE, ABC Ling left the show in 2002 to host “National Geographic Explorer.” Her current show, “This Is Life with Lisa Ling” premiered in 2014. Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images Ling was replaced by conservative “Survivor” castoff Elisabeth Hasselbeck, right with Walters. Eileen Blass, USA TODAY Hasselbeck’s views sometimes clashed with those of her co-host, Rosie O’Donnell (second from left, pictured with Walters and Behar). HEIDI GUTMAN, AP She left “The View” in 2013 for a gig with “Fox & Friends,” making her debut that fall. She exited the Fox News program in 2015 to be a full-time mom. Richard Drew, AP After Vieira vacated the moderator chair, Rosie O’Donnell was tapped to fill her shoes in 2006. She stayed for just one season. MARY ALTAFFER, AP O’Donnell, pictured in 2006 with Walters, Behar and Hasselbeck, rejoined the cast in 2014 but left again in 2015. That year, her spokeswoman Cindi Berger explained to People magazine, “She’s focused on her kids now.” MARY ALTAFFER, AP O’Donnell, pictured in New York in 2017, has continued appearing onscreen as an actress. Dia Dipasupil, Getty Images Following O’Donnell’s first exit, Whoopi Goldberg (pictured with Walters) was hired as “The View” moderator in 2007. STEVE FENN, AP The current co-host is pictured with, from left, Behar, guest actor Eddie Izzard, and co-host Sara Haines in June of 2017. Lorenzo Bevilaqua, ABC While fulfilling her hosting duties, Goldberg has continued to act, write and produce. She also directed the 2013 documentary “Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin’ to Tell You.” ANGELA WEISS, AFP/Getty Images Also in 2007, Sherri Shepherd, second from right seen here with (from left) Goldberg, Walters, guest Tom Cruise, Behar and Hasselbeck, joined the women of “The View.” IDA MAE ASTUTE, AP After discussing hot topics for seven years, Shepherd (pictured with Walters) left the series In 2014. Robert Deutsch, USAT Shepherd seen in Atlanta in February 2017, recently played the role of Agent Beverly on “K.C. Undercover.” Paras Griffin, WireImage Comedian-actress Jenny McCarthy, far left, with Walters, O’Donnell, Shepherd and Goldberg, signed up to be a part of the cast in 2013. Lou Rocco, ABC During an April 2014 episode, Jenny McCarthy announced her engagement to now-husband Donnie Wahlberg. Heidi Gutman, AP McCarthy left “The View” later that year and currently hosts “Dirty, Sexy, Funny” on SiriusXM. Jeff Schear, Getty Images for SiriusXM Like McCarthy, Rosie Perez, second from right with, from left, Goldberg, then-co-host Nicolle Wallace, Taylor Swift and O’Donnell in 2014, also had a short tenure on the show. Lou Rocco, ABC Seen during an episode in 2015, Rosie Perez joined the all-female cast in 2014 and left the following year. Lou Rocco, ABC Perez, in New York in 2016, has since acted in “Search Party” and other roles. Jim Spellman, WireImage Wallace, far right, with Goldberg, Perez and O’Donnell, was also a “View” newbie the year Perez started. Yolanda Perez, ABC Like Perez, Wallace, seen with from left, Goldberg, D.L. Hughley, and her former co-host Michelle Collins, exited “The View” after one season. Lou Rocco, ABC Since 2017 she has hosted MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House.” Henry S. Dziekan III, WireImage Actress Raven-Symone, with Haines, took a position as a co-host in 2015. Lou Rocco, ABC Pictured with Sherri Shepherd in 2016, she announced she was leaving the program in Oct. of that year. Lou Rocco, ABC She resumed her ‘That’s So Raven’ character for 2017’s “Raven’s Home.” Bob D’Amico, Disney Channel Comedian Michelle Collins, with “Orange Is the New Black” actress Lea DeLaria, came aboard in 2015. Lou Rocco, ABC With Behar and director Quentin Tarantino during her inaugural year, Collins remained a co-host until the following summer. Lou Rocco, ABC She also co-hosted ABC’s “After Paradise,” the after show for “Bachelor in Paradise.” Richard Harbaugh, ABC In August of 2015, ABC announced actress Candace Cameron Bure (pictured) and “Good Morning America Weekend Edition” co-host Paula Faris would take a little time to join “The View.” Lou Rocco, ABC Celebrating her 40th Birthday on the show in April of 2016, Cameron Bure revealed her decision to exit that Dec. to devote more time to her family and acting obligations. Lou Rocco, ABC One of her acting gigs includes resuming her childhood role of D.J.Tanner for Netflix’s “Fuller House.” Michael Yarish/Netflix It was announced in July 2018 that Faris, who joined the show in 2015, would leave “The View”. Lorenzo Bevilaqua, ABC The Michigan native poses with guest co-host Caitlyn Jenner in July of 2017. Lorenzo Bevilaqua, ABC In a 2016 interview with The Hollywood Reporter Faris said crafting arguments for “The View” has made her “a better broadcaster.” “…I think I’m just more researched, I’m more read-in and I’m more ready for anything that comes my way,” she said. Heidi Gutman, ABC For the show’s 20th season, which premiered on Sept. 6, 2016, ABC News correspondent Sara Haines, with Raven-Symoné, joined the cast. Fred Lee, ABC Not afraid to get personal on the show, she shared pregnancy news on June 20, 2017, as Behar and co-host Jedediah Bila looked on. Paula Lobo, ABC ABC News announced in July 2018, Haines with Bila, would depart “The View” to co-host “GMA Day” with Michael Strahan. Lorenzo Bevilaqua, ABC Current co-host Sunny Hostin officially joined the talk show in its 20th season. Lorenzo Bevilaqua, ABC Hostin, with, from left, Goldberg, Chelsea Handler and Behar, also serves as ABC News’ senior legal correspondent. Jeff Neira , ABC According to her website, she has covered big legal cases including the George Zimmerman, Casey Anthony and Conrad Murray trials. Lorenzo Bevilaqua, ABC Bila also officially joined ‘The View’ in Season 20. Heidi Gutman , ABC The former Fox News contributor greeted actor Luke Perry when he surprised her for her birthday in Jan. of 2017. Lou Rocco , ABC Bila, seen with her colleague Haines, announced on Sept. 18, 2017, that she was leaving ‘The View.’ Lorenzo Bevilaqua, ABC Meghan McCain, seen in 2015, joined ‘The View’ on Oct. 9, 2017. Charley Gallay, Getty Images for W Hollywood McCain, the daughter of Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain seen at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in 2014, previously co-hosted Fox News’s ‘Outnumbered’. NICHOLAS KAMM, AFP/Getty Images Abby Huntsman joined “The View” as a co-host in the show’s 22nd season. Gustavo Caballero, Getty Images for Vivienne Tam Huntsman made her debut on Sept. 4, 2018, while co-host Meghan McCain was on leave following her father’s death. McCain returned the next month. Rob Kim, Getty Images for SiriusXM CNN commentator and Republican Strategist Ana Navarro also joined the cast in season 22 as a guest co-host to fill in for Goldberg on Fridays. She continued to act as Goldberg’s replacement in 2019 while the longtime moderator recovered from pneumonia. NBC NewsWire, NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
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A guest appearance by Fox News Channel host Judge Jeanine Pirro on the TV daytime talk show The View in July 2018 resulted in some angry words between Pirro and View co-host Whoopi Goldberg:
Although this heated disagreement continued for a bit backstage after the cameras turned off, it did not, as some Twitter users have claimed, end with Whoopi Goldberg’s using a racial slur in reference to the Fox News personality:
(The phrase “sand nigger” is a derogatory and offensive term used to refer to persons of Middle Eastern or North African descent. Pirro was born in the U.S. to Lebanese-American parents.)
Both Pirro and Goldberg addressed their verbal altercation during subsequent segments of The View and Pirro’s Justice with Judge Jeanine Fox News show. While the two television personalities disagreed on some of the details (Pirro said that Whoopi told her to get “the f*ck out” and spat on her, Whoopi denied this happened and claimed that Pirro cursed everyone at The View as she left the building), Pirro did not assert, nor did Goldberg admit, that any racial slur was used.
Here’s how Pirro addressed her controversial appearance on The View during the “Opening Statement” portion of her show:
“Everyone has the right to speak. But when you cant even listen to what someone has to say because you despise the man who is president, you undermine not the president of the United States, you undermine the United States. “- My #OpeningStatement pic.twitter.com/Fkq2sQiWII
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) July 22, 2018
Here’s Goldberg’s follow-up on The View:
Goldberg and Pirro may have disagreed on who was at fault for their squabble, but neither of them claimed or suggested that a racial slur had been directed by one of them at the other. Nor has anyone who was present when the incident took place come forward to offer anything substantiating that rumor.
The accusation that Goldberg called Pirro a “sand n***er” did not originate with a credible news report, video evidence, or even a first-hand account of the argument. Rather, it came from the above-displayed tweet, issued by an account that has previously published unsubstantiated accusations from unknown sources.
When we inquired of Lauri Hogan, the publicity director of ABC Television Network, about this matter, she vehemently denied that Whoopi Goldberg ever used the term “sand n***er” during her heated exchange with Pirro, saying “This absolutely is false. Whoopi did NOT call Jeanine Pirro that name used in the tweet or anything like it.”
We reached out to both Whoopi Goldberg and Jeanine Pirro but have yet to receive a response.
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