People with differing views stop by The View each and every weekday, and that has been the case for 20+ years. When conservative guests come on the show, the atmosphere can sometimes get heated. But more often than not, the discourse is civil.
Thursday was not an ordinary day on the ABC News ensemble show.
Page Six reported (and TVNewser confirmed) that after an intense on-the-air exchange between Fox News prime time host and Trump supporter Jeanine Pirro and The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg took place, the situation got even more heated behind-the-scenes.
During a screaming match, Pirro, who was on the program to promote her new book, Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy, told Goldberg, “I’ve done more for abused women than you will ever do.” The confrontation ended with the progressive Goldberg shouting, “F–k you, get the f–k out!” at Pirro.
Page Six added:
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.”
TVNewser has been told that Goldberg and one of the show’s producers have reached out to Pirro, but the parties have yet to connect.
The Fox Newser gave her side of the story this morning on Fox & Friends, and went on to call Goldberg “triggered.”
Here’s how Goldberg responded today:
.@WhoopiGoldberg clears up what happened after our Jeanine Pirro interview: “I rarely get stirred up — but I got stirred up…and I did apologize for getting hot.”
“For 20 years, this show has always had people on with different views…but you cannot come and call people names.” pic.twitter.com/7Cb5XWjpYc
— The View (@TheView) July 20, 2018