Tuesday on ABC’s “The View,” while discussing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump booting one protester for calling him “boring,” and a woman in Muslim dress who was standing in silent protest, co-host Whoopi Goldberg suggested a change in tactics for the Trump campaign and his supporters.
Host Joy Behar said, “His thin skin is appalling. How is he going to deal with Vladimir Putin? If he says something against his hair, he’ll turn on him.”
Goldberg said, “You know, you can’t kick everybody out. You’re going to face Democratic opposition. You’re going to face a lot of people if you become president, and you can’t put them out, D. What are you going to do?… This is America, still, the country where we can disagree. We can disagree, but we all have the same rights. We have the right to go and try to be polite when you go into somebody else’s territory, all those things. But you can’t kick people out because oh, my goodness, they’re wearing something that makes me nervous. And your people, you got to curb your people, too, because they were quite nasty and brutal, spitting on her and all kinds of stuff. And I don’t think I’ve heard you say that you’re not OK with that kind of behavior, Donald….He needs to say that then because I have to tell you, there was a gentleman called Trent Lott. There have been a lot of Republicans that we have taken to task for having ties to the John Birch Society or to the Ku Klux Klan or the American Nazis, whoever. We have always said we as a nation are going to disavow that if you’re going to represent us. This is the first time I have not heard a politician say, excuse me, I do not accept what you’re putting out.”
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