WHOOPI Goldberg serves as co-host on The View – where political debates get heated from time to time.
The Oscar-winning actress – who leans left – has been on the daytime talk show since 2007.
Whoopi Goldberg in 2019[/caption]
Is Whoopi Goldberg a Democrat or a Republican?
Whoopi Goldberg has showed support for Democratic lawmakers and has been highly criticial of some Republicans, especially Donald Trump.
The commentator in November of 2020 accused Trump of staging a “coup” and claimed he was behaving like a “dictator” when he refused to admit defeat following the presidential election.
“This is what dictators do when they want to take a country away from its people,” Whoopi said.
“Somebody better step up before you suddenly turn around and they have taken the country!”
Whoopi in 2007[/caption]
Her comments came two months before Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol on January 6, leaving at least five people dead.
Whoopi and co-host Joy Behar had previously compared footage of Trump supporters surrounding a Joe Biden campaign bus to a film about the Ku Klux Klan.
“I’m here to let you know that that is one of the most dangerous things you can do because buses can’t stop on a dime,” Goldberg said at the time.
“[It] looked like a scene out of Mississippi Burning.
Whoopi and her colleagues on The View[/caption]
“When trucks and cars are surrounding people who are just trying to go drive. It was really freaky to see.”
Mississippi Burning is a 1988 film loosely based on the murders of civil rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner in Mississippi in 1964.
The film depicts an FBI investigation into the killings as well as acts of intimidation and violence committed by local members of the Ku Klux Klan.
After the footage appeared online, Trump re-posted it and wrote: “I LOVE TEXAS!”
He later said: “In my opinion, these patriots did nothing wrong.”
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Speaking at a rally, he added: “They had … these, I would say, very good people.
“They were riding along a highway, and you had Sleepy Joe’s bus.
“They escorted the bus. And the radical Left said, ‘Oh what a horrible thing that is to escort the bus.’”