As Whoopi Goldberg appeared as a visitor in a pre-recorded interview for CNN’s The Axe Files, the liberal comic and co-host of ABC’s The View, Whoopi Goldberg repeated the parable that Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell pledged to not work with Barack Obama after proper after he was elected President, after which claimed that “a lot of” the opposition to Obama was “based in race” as she declared that “That group that never got over the fact that slavery was abolished is still out there.”
She additionally responded to a query from host Jim Axelrod about why she at all times refuses communicate Donald Trump’s identify as she co-hosts The View.
As the 2 mentioned the existence of political polarization, Goldberg lamented that there have been no more “moderates” in authorities, after which started complaining about McConnell as she added:
When I heard Mitch McConnell say, when Obama was elected, “I’m not going to do anything — anything to help this President.” That was a giant F-you to the United States as a result of he wasn’t the President of black folks — he was the President of the liberals — he was the President of all people.
This recollection appears to be based mostly on a debunked fantasy that McConnell had acknowledged that his prime precedence was to defeat Obama proper after the President was first elected when, in actuality, the Republican chief made the remark nearly two years into Obama’s presidency in the course of election season in October 2010.
Host Axelrod — a former Obama advisor — quickly adopted up by asking: “How much of that opposition was rooted in race, in your view?”
Goldberg proclaimed that “I think a lot of it was based in race,” and, with out naming any names, claimed that she remembered “some of those talk radio people asking questions” likening President Obama to the cartoon character Curious George, including that “that group that never got over the fact that slavery was abolished is still out there.”
A bit later, Axelrod introduced up his visitor’s refusal to pronounce President Trump’s identify, and requested why she has such a response. After initially simply merely stating, “I can’t,” she quickly added: “This is the first time where I can’t wrap my mind around this and that people felt the need to put this in.”
As beforehand documented by NewsBusters, Goldberg by no means utters Trump’s identify when he’s mentioned on ABC’s The View, as an alternative opting to discuss with him as “the new guy” or “you know who.”