“The View” host Whoopi Goldberg offered a somewhat cryptic explanation for the absence of two of her frequently sparring co-hosts.
The show has already been without co-host Abby Huntsman, who recently took a maternity leave ahead of the birth of her twins, and Goldberg explained why they were without Meghan McCain and Joy Behar.
“Two people are out, yes, but not permanently, okay?” Goldberg said, smiling tightly. “So don’t start anything. Both ladies are down for the count, and will probably be with us in the next day or so.”
Goldberg and Behar each kept producers busy last week by using profanity that had to be bleeped out, and McCain was forced to apologize on air for saying Democrats had to take a “kill shot” to impeach President Donald Trump.
Guest hosts Ana Navarro and Tara Setmeyer filled in for the missing pair.
“People are tuning in and going, where did all the white people go?” Navarro joked.
“We got a half white one here,” Setmeyer said, as the other panelists laughed.
“I’m glad you said it,” Goldberg said. “You know, if I had said it they would be like, look at that racist.”
“That’s the beauty of being biracial,” Setmeyer chimed in.
“Four women of color,” Navarro said.
“This is America,” Setmeyer added, as the audience cheered.
Trump fumes over Roger Stone’s conviction — and demands to know when Mueller and ‘Shifty Schiff’ get prosecuted
President Donald Trump reacted to Roger Stone's guilty verdict by threatening to jail at least 12 of his political opponents.
His longtime associate was convicted on seven counts, including lying to Congress, on charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the investigation of Russian election interference.
"So they now convict Roger Stone of lying and want to jail him for many years to come," Trump tweeted. "Well, what about Crooked Hillary, Comey, Strzok, Page, McCabe, Brennan, Clapper, Shifty Schiff, Ohr & Nellie, Steele & all of the others, including even Mueller himself? Didn’t they lie?"
Roger Stone convicted on all seven counts on charges filed in Mueller probe
Roger Stone was convicted Friday on multiple counts on charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller.
The longtime associate of President Donald Trump was convicted on all seven counts.
He was charged with lying to Congress, obstruction of Congress, witness tampering and other crimes.
Stone was the nexus between the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks coordinating the release of emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman by Russian hackers, according to investigators.
He potentially faces up to 50 years in prison under the statutes, but most likely will be sentenced to far less.
Trump’s attack on Yovanovitch is ‘exactly’ what Republicans hoped wouldn’t happen: Fox News producer
President Donald Trump attack on former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch is "exactly" what Republicans hoped wouldn't happen during the impeachment hearings, according to Fox News' senior Capitol Hill producer.
As Yovanovitch testified during the second public House impeachment hearing on Friday, Trump said on Twitter that everywhere she "went turned bad."
"She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him. It is a U.S. President’s absolute right to appoint ambassadors," he tweeted.