On Monday’s edition of The View on ABC, the co-hosts talked about an article in The New York Times in which presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump was accused of making inappropriate comments as well as unwanted advances toward women.
One panelist asked whether Trump is guilty of sexual harassment, saying he often accuses Bill Clinton — the husband of his likely Democratic opponent in the general election — of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior.
Joy Behar said, “You know what? They’re going to bring up Bill Clinton. … Bill Clinton is a dog also. What does that have to do with Hillary Clinton?”
Giving her opinion on the idea of Trump becoming president, co-host, Whoopi Goldberg said, “I don’t want a racist as president, sorry. I don’t want somebody who embraces — you know, I don’t mind — you know I have said this before, I would have been fine had he not brought in Muslims the way he did, Mexicans the way he did. And not said to the countless, you know, supremacists that seem to be backing him, ‘Hey, that’s not what I’m running on.’ Had he done that, I would not have an issue with him. But that’s not who I want representing the country.”
Following the posting of the article to Facebook by Breitbart, people were quick to respond to Goldberg’s comments.
One person posted: “How is it racist to point out a fact about the situation with Mexicans crossing the border illegally? Facts don’t have feelings Whoopi. Put all your feels to the side and think logically. And learn what the word racist means if you’re going to be a race baiter.”
Another post read: “Tell me again how securing the border against ILLEGAL immigration is racist…Whoopi is way more racist than Trump is !!!”
Finally, a user posted: “For these liberals/ dems, why in the 39 years Donald Trump has been in the public eye did no one call him a racist? Only now that he’s running for president, as a republican, does the left, the biased media, the sheep, etc say he’s racist. Tell me why? Also what makes him a racist?”