Wednesday on ABC’s “The View,” while discussing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering the United States, co-host Whoopi Goldberg said Trump “should be on the watch list” for allegedly recruiting for ISIS.
Co-host Raven-Symoné said,”I don’t know how he can go through Mexicans, Asians, disabled Americans and say he’s not a bigot. Also we’re finally chomping down and saying he shouldn’t run for president anymore. You offended everybody in the country and as soon as you go outside the country they’re like we need to stop now. People were way offended before he should have been kicked out then.”
Goldberg said, “Listen. because we have freedom of speech in this country, he’s allowed to say what he wants to say. He’s allowed to do it. However, there are consequences. Now, I have a heads up for Homeland Security because Donald Trump seems to be recruiting, you know, a large group with the views that are against basic American values. He seems to be doing a very good job for ISIS, and I think maybe he should be on the watchlist.”
Co-host Joy Behar said, “His rhetoric is not just free speech to me. A lot of it is hate speech. I believe that people have in them good and bad. As a religious person I think you would agree with me. And he brings out what’s dormant, the bad in people. Whereas Pope Francis is bringing out the good in people now and we all applaud that and love him. This man, I’m sorry, Donald, at one point I said that you were kind of funny. You’re not funny anymore. You’re not funny. You’re not entertaining. In the beginning he was like a clown and you didn’t take him seriously. His numbers kept going up. You said he’s not going to get it. He’s going to be gone soon. Well, he’s not gone. That’s why it’s not funny anymore.”
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