“The View” host Whoopi Goldberg sent Donald Trump Jr. and girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle packing after a highly contentious appearance.
The president’s eldest son offered excuses for his father’s dealings with Ukraine, defended his revelation of a whistleblower’s name and accused co-host Joy Behar of wearing blackface — and Goldberg had enough.
“You know what, here’s the thing,” Goldberg said, trying to lower the noise level. “It would be easier to have this conversation if we could do it without the jokes, because the jokes are making it hard to hear anybody’s points.”
Joy Behar asked who had been joking, and Trump Jr. used that as a jumping-off point to complain about political correctness.
“We have to have that kind of discourse, and look at what’s going on in terms of P.C. culture,” he said.
Goldberg insisted there was no such thing, but Trump Jr. persisted.
“There is,” he said. “What do you think about Dave Chappelle or (Bill) Burr or those guys getting canceled?”
He then argued with Goldberg and Behar about comedy, and Abby Huntsman tried to lighten the mood by asking Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle when they were getting married.
“Let’s get the president re-elected,” Guilfoyle said.
The couple then praised one another, before Guilfoyle ticked off a litany of praise for the president.
“I grew up in the Mission District, where (Goldberg) filmed ‘Sister Act,’ one of my parishes there,” Guilfoyle said. “I’ve known the president 13 years, I know Don Jr. I’m proud Latina, I know the measure of the man, I know his character — the entire family. I stand for them because I do believe their commitment. Women are doing better under President Trump, Hispanics, African-Americans — that’s not fake news, it’s real.”
That’s when Goldberg called the appearance to a halt.
“I will just say this because, it is the end of the show,” she said, pausing.
The other panelists seemed confused, because the show still had 15 minutes left.
“I don’t think it is, Whoop,” Huntsman said.
Goldberg made herself more clear.
“It’s the end of this show,” she said, gesturing toward her two guests — who realized they’d been sent on their way.
“Oh, okay,” Trump Jr. said, biting his lips as Guilfoyle made an exaggerated, but silent, laugh.
BUSTED: Key Trump aide caught pushing racist vigilantism on social media
Video of a chainsaw-wielding Texas man threatening protesters while shouting the n-word went viral on Friday.
While many people were shocked by the video, one of President Donald Trump's top advisors supported the racism and vigilantism in documented in the video, according to a new report.
"President Donald Trump and his allies for years have amplified racist messages on Twitter while simultaneously reaching out to black and Hispanic voters, a dissonant balancing act that’s now rocking the GOP amid nationwide racial-justice protests," Politico reported Saturday. "The two competing forces collided Saturday on the Twitter feed of Trump campaign senior adviser Mercedes Schlapp, when she boosted a tweet that lauded a man in Texas in a viral video as he yelled the n-word and wielded a chainsaw to chase away anti-racism demonstrators."
Trump may ‘fatally wound’ his reelection by snubbing North Carolina: CNN analyst
President Donald Trump risks alienating voters in the key swing state of North Carolina if he moves his RNC convention speech to another state, political analyst James C. Moore explained for CNN.
"Of all the institutions the Trump presidency is harming, it's likely no one suspected the Republican National Convention might be one of them. But President Donald Trump's refusal to fully acknowledge the risks associated with the pandemic is creating a new political threat to his own candidacy," he wrote. "The Republican National Convention was slated to take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, in August. But the pandemic struck, and the governor has insisted on a scaled down event with safety precautions that include social distancing and face masks. The President, who wants his huddled masses shoulder to shoulder as they shout their acclimations, is now looking to deliver his convention speech in another city."
Military leaders need to ‘speak truth to power’ — or resign: Former NSC official
Military leaders may be forced to resign to protect America from President Donald Trump, a former National Security Council official warned.
Col. Jeff McCausland (US Army, ret.) explained his thinking in a new analysis piece for NBC News.
"On Monday, riot police supported by both National Guard troops and other federal agencies rousted peaceful protesters from Lafayette Square so President Donald Trump could walk to St. John’s Episcopal Church for a photo op. Trump’s understanding of the protesters — and their anger with America’s longstanding problems with racism and police brutality — appears exceedingly limited," he wrote. "He described himself as 'your president of law and order' and warned that the nation was 'gripped by professional anarchists, violent mobs, or, arsonists, looters, criminals.'”