“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg reclaimed her time Thursday after an intense on-air shouting match with Fox News host Jeanine Pirro that erupted into a full-on argument backstage, replete with f-bombs and all. Since the segment aired Thursday, July 19, everyone has something to say including fellow Fox News correspondent and fried to both women, Geraldo Rivera.
Pirro, an unabashed supporter of President Donald Trump, appeared as a guest host that day and was reportedly already in a foul mood when she learned conservative pundit Ana Naravrro would sit in for regular co-host Joy Behar, sources say. Her time on the daytime talk show ended abruptly, however, when Goldberg threw her out of the building.
“When I went off the stage, I’m walking downstairs and I said something like, ‘Whoopi, I fought for victims my whole life’ and she came at me as I was leaving and said ‘F you’ in my face – literally spitting at me – “F you, get the F out of this building”‘, the former judge told The Sean Hannity Show.
The segment began civilly as the co-hosts discussed Pirro’s new book, titled “Liars, Leakers and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy.” At one point, the former judge argued that Hillary Clinton teamed up with a foreign power to dig up dirt on then-candidate Trump with Christopher Steele’s dossier, which is untrue.
According to a New York Times report, conservative website The Washington Free Beacon paid the for dossier for damaging information on Trump up until he clinched the Republican nomination for president in May 2016.
“No, no,” Pirro said after co-host Sunny Hostin pointed out that Republicans also had a hand in the dossier.
All hell broke loose, however, when Pirro pointed the finger at Goldberg and accused her of having “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”
“Listen, I don’t have Trump derangement,” Goldberg began. “Let me tell you what I have,” “I have a lot of — I am tired of people starting a conversation with Mexicans are liars and rapists.”
The seasoned comedienne went on to say that in her 62 years of living, she’s never seen anything like what’s going on in the Trump White House.
“Listen, I’m 62 years old,” she said. “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.”
“Clearly you don’t watch the show,” Goldberg added. “So, you don’t know that I do not suffer from that. What I suffer from is the inability to figure out how to fix this. That’s my issue. But one of the things that you talk about a lot, and I’m curious about it is the deep state.”
Pirro tried to put words in co-host’s mouth, accusing her of criticizing the “horrible” things the president has said about Mexicans and undocumented immigrants.
“You know what’s horrible? When people who shouldn’t be here end up murdering the children of American citizens!” Pirro charged.
“What is horrible is when the president of the United States whips up people to beat the hell out of people,” Goldberg shot back before abruptly cutting to commercial. “Say good-bye. I’m done.”
Their on-screen drama seemed to be over, but things got much worse when the two met again backstage. Sources told Page Six that as Pirro walked past Goldberg, she shoved her finger in the host’s face and claimed she had “done more for abused women than you will ever do.” That’s when Goldberg lost her cool — again.
“I said to her, “did you just say that?” Pirro recalled. “She said ‘that’s what I said, get the F out of this building’ and she was screaming at me, and I’m walking out of the building like a dog who was just kicked off.”
In an interview with TMZ, the Fox News host didn’t express any regrets about her appearance on “The View” but said she didn’t appreciate being treated as “less than human.”
“Look, I don’t mind four against one; I can handle it,” she said. “But I don’t like being mistreated by people who invite you to have a discussion and then treat you like you’re less than human.”
Rivera didn’t agree with Goldberg’s treatment of Pirro stating in a tweet: “Longtime friend w both #WhoopieGoldberg & @JudgeJeaninePirro. Just watched clip of #TheView & have no doubt Whoopie went an insult too far. Why invite someone if you refuse to hear what they have to say? It shows how unprecedentedly raw feelings are w #TrumpDerangementSyndrome
Watch more of their exchange above.