How would you take it if a conservative “political commentator” accused you of having “Trump Derangement Syndrome?”
That exactly occurred during Thursday morning’s episode of The View, where guest co-host Jeanine Pirro learned that she messed with the wrong one in the show’s lead panelist, Whoopi Goldberg.
The debate kicked off when Pirro, a clear Trump supporter, credited the current POTUS with unemployment being “lower than it’s been in 50 years” for “minorities, Hispanics and African-Americans.”
After Goldberg and Sunny Hostin, the only two Black co-hosts present at the table, reminded her that that was thanks to President Obama, Pirro boldly responded, while pointing her finger in the EGOT winner’s direction, “You’re suffering from Trump derangement in this room.”
That proved to be the catalyst that Goldberg needed to rip her a new one and DID SHE.
“Did you just point at me? I don’t have Trump derangement. Let me tell you what I have,” Goldberg quickly responded, “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. 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 clarified to Pirro, who sat across from her in awe, “What I suffer from is the inability to figure out how to fix this. That’s my issue.”
Apparently wanting to be dragged even further, Pirro interjected, “You know what’s horrible? When people who shouldn’t be here end up murdering children of American citizens.”
Issuing another flawless “Girl, bye,” Goldberg fired back, “What’s horrible is when the president of the United States whips up people to beat the hell out of people. Say goodbye! Bye! I’m done!”
After the celebrated comedian and actress proclaimed the segment was over, the producers switched to a commercial break. Once the show resumed, Pirro was no longer seated at the table. However, Goldberg addressed her understandable outburst.
“So you saw me do something I very rarely do,” she said. “I very rarely lose my cool. I’m not proud of it and I don’t like it. 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.”
Take a look at the fiery segment, below: