Whoopi Goldberg and her cohorts on “The View” are back from their Christmas vacation, and immediately they went into meltdown mode attacking President Donald Trump’s stance on the government shutdown over the Southern border wall. The actress claimed Trump’s a billionaire, so he should just pay for the wall himself, adding that “real” Americans don’t want the wall at all. Well, Goldberg and her crew instantly regretted their words. You’ll love this.
As the government shutdown enters day 12, President Trump is standing strong and not giving an inch. House Leader Nancy Pelosi was threatening Wednesday to pass “rapid legislation” to re-open the government, but the president scoffed at that idea saying the partial shutdown will last “as long as it takes” to get the funding he wants, according to Fox News.
“We spend in Afghanistan more in one month than what we’re talking about for the wall,” Trump said. “The $5.6 billion is such a small number, literally, it’s one month in Afghanistan, and we’re talking about national security. This isn’t just a border, this is national security.”
That brings us to Whoopi Goldberg and her snarky remarks. When we last saw the 63-year-old comedian on The View, she was spouting all kinds of nonsense about President Trump paying for the wall since according to Goldberg, Americans don’t want it.
“[Trump] can open up that very fat wallet he talks about and start the ball rolling,” quipped Goldberg. “[Trump] can put 10% down, just 10% down because he is a construction guy and he can just get it built! I mean, how hard can it be for YOU to build the wall?” Whoopi said on December 12th.
Now, she is doubling down on her sarcastic remarks. “[Trump] said, ‘I’m a deal maker, I know how to make that happen.’ He’s a billionaire, I said this before on the show, he should start it off with a billion dollars,” Goldberg said, chuckling.
That’s when Joy Behar and Whoopi shouted over each other claiming Americans really aren’t on board with the wall, that’s why Trump should pay for it.
Sunny Hostin, Whoopi’s co-host and The View’s so-called legal analyst, said, “[Trump’s] really hurting people, Americans.” She went on to say she has two friends who aren’t getting paid due to the partial government shutdown and they were upset on “their vacations.”
“They were upset, and you know, what is this about the wall? [Trump’s] saying it’s going to prevent drugs, it’s going to prevent crime, it’s going to prevent disease,” said Hostin. “If you speak to economists, if you speak to all the statisticians, that is not true. None of those things bear out. So we’re just talking about pure politics, hurting real Americans.”
— The View (@TheView) January 3, 2019