On Thursday, things got contentious at “The View” when ardent Trump defender and Fox News personality Judge Jeanine Pirro told co-host Whoopi Goldberg that she’s “suffering from ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome.'”
The heated segment began with Pirro discussing the “deep state” efforts to oust President Donald Trump — as she chronicled in her book “Liars, Leakers and Liberals” — before she was interrupted by alleged “Republican” and GOP strategist Ana Navarro. “Do you believe Trump embraces and embodies conservative ideology?” Navarro asked the judge.
Pirro dismissed the question and directed the ladies of “The View” to the prosperous economy. “You wanna talk about Donald Trump?” she asked. “You tell me what metric in this country is worse off. Unemployment is lower than it’s been in fifty years; minorities, Hispanics, African-American have jobs … The GDP under Obama was barely 1 [percent]; we’re going up to 4 [percent].”
As Pirro was speaking glowingly of the Trump economy, and not so glowingly of liberal hero Barack Obama’s failed policies, Goldberg was trying to cut into the conversation to ask a question.
But things didn’t go as planned.
“You are suffering from ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome'” Pirro said, pointing directly at Goldberg.
“Did you just point at me?” asked a hot Goldberg.
Pirro responded, “Yes.”
“Listen, I don’t have ‘Trump Derangement.’ Let me tell you what I have,” Goldberg started in. “I’m tired of people starting a conversation with ‘Mexicans are liars and rapists.’ I’m tired of people starting a conversation about this country. 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.”
Goldberg continued, telling Pirro she “clearly” doesn’t “watch the show.” “I don’t suffer from that,” she claimed. “What I suffer from is the inability to figure out how to fix this. That’s my issue.”
Finally getting to her question, Goldberg asked, “How long has the deep state been there, and who is running it?”
“Well, I want to answer your question,” answered Pirro. “Your opening statement, which is how horrible it is that Donald Trump is talking about all of these people … Whoopi, you know what’s horrible? When people who shouldn’t be here end up murdering the children of American citizens.”
Goldberg totally lost it: “You know what’s horrible is when the President of the United States whips up people to beat the hell out of people. Say good bye. I’m done. I’m done,” she said, before the show quickly went to commercial.
The co-host addressed the audience after her outburst, explaining that she rarely “loses her cool.”
“So you saw me do something I very rarely do,” she said. “I very rarely lose my cool, and I’m not proud of it and I don’t like it. But 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.”
Apparently, things got worse:
From Page Six:
Whoopi Goldberg and Jeanine Pirro got into an explosive argument backstage at “The View” on Thursday — after an intense on-the-air exchange got even more heated behind-the-scenes, sources exclusively tell Page Six.
The confrontation ended with liberal Goldberg allegedly shouting, “F–k you, get the f–k out!” at President Trump supporter and Fox News host Pirro.
During the screaming match, Pirro told Goldberg, “I’ve done more for abused women than you will ever do,” we hear.
The trouble, sources told us, started before Pirro even went on-air to promote her new book, “Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy” — when Pirro arrived at “The View” to learn that anti-Trump CNN contributor Ana Navarro was filling in for Joy Behar.
“When Jeanine arrived on set she was looking for a fight and refusing to be on with Ana, demanding [Ana] not be in the segment,” an insider said. “[Pirro] was yelling at [‘The View’] executive producer and her staff like, ‘You need to handle this.’”
Another source told us that Pirro “was upset that Ana was there because she wasn’t told until the last minute. Ana is 24-7 anti-Trump. Jeanine wasn’t yelling, but you could tell they felt like the segment was being hijacked by shoving in an anti-Fox, anti-Trump person.”
Navaro did appear in Pirro’s segments, and things came to a head on the ABC show when the “Justice with Judge Jeanine” host accused left-wing Goldberg of having “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”
Goldberg responded of Trump, “I have never seen anybody whip up such hate.”
A shouting match started with Pirro declaring, “You know what’s horrible? When people who shouldn’t be here end up murdering the children of American citizens!” and Goldberg shot back, “What is horrible is when the president of the United States whips up people to beat the hell out of people … Say goodbye. I’m done!”
Goldberg left the stage, but the fireworks went off again with the cameras off: Backstage when the two crossed paths, a source told us, “Jeanine tried telling her she’s fought for victims her whole life.” That’s when “Whoopi got in her face and said that they’ve known each other a long time, but still, ‘F–k you, get the f–k out of this building.’ Jeanine looked stunned.”
Another source told us, “Jeanine could have walked by her. There was one more segment to do. She could have walked by her easily, she put her finger in her face and said, ‘I’ve done more for abused women than you will ever do’ and that’s when Whoopi said, ‘You and I have never had a problem,’ before everything else was said.”
We hear the ABC show’s producers and Goldberg have reached out to Pirro to have a conversation about what happened.
Reps declined to comment.
Goldberg apologized to the audience for the on-air blowup, saying, “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 because that is one of the things I try not to be on this show.”
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