Wednesday on ABC’s “The View,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump needs to “stop blaming” others for the problems in America and threatened to “move” out of the country.
Goldberg said, “People don’t like being the butt of the jokes and now that people say, listen, you can’t make me the butt of your jokes, I don’t like it. You can’t use me as some sort of stereotype. I don’t like it. That’s the PC people are talking about. And the bottom line is this—find a different way to say what you’re going to say. People are not going to take it anymore. So if that’s what’s pisses you off, you’re going to stay angry.”
Co-host Joy Behar said, “A lot of it has to do with their pocketbook. They’re not making as much money as they used to make, that particular group of people. Maybe jobs are overseas, maybe technology has taken over, they don’t have the background for it. They’re ticked off.”
Goldberg interjected, “But then you can’t blame immigrants for that.”
Behar continued, “That’s scapegoating. It’s as old as the hills. What do you think World War II is all about? You know that. It’s all about blaming the Jews. Now it’s the Mexicans and the Muslims. Blame everybody but yourself.”
Later in the segment, Goldberg continued her rant.
“Listen, he can be whatever party he wants to be,” she said. “What he can’t be is he can’t be the guy that says it’s your fault stuff isn’t working. That’s not the president I want. Find a way to make stuff work. Stop blaming everybody because all of this, as American citizens, this is our — we did all of this. We’ve allowed all this stuff, so we have to fix it. But you can’t say, ‘Oh, you’re Lebanese or you’re black or you’re Mexican or you’re a woman.’ Stop blaming everybody. Let’s fix the crap. Let’s just fix it. If you can fix it, I will listen to what you have to say. The minute you start pointing and saying that person is a rapist and a murderer, it pisses me off because I’ve been part of that when they just use a blanket statement to talk about black people or when they use a blanket statement to talk about white people or women or any other group. I don’t think that’s America. I don’t want it to be America. Maybe it’s time for me to move, you know.”
“I can afford to go,” she added. “I’ve always been an American, and this has always been my country and we’ve always been able to have discussions. And suddenly now it’s turning into, you know, not them, not them. And you know, we have a lot of friends whose parents saw this already. They don’t want to relive this … So I need all the candidates to get it together. Get back to American values.”
Behar said, “I must be naive maybe but I do believe that at the end of the day the American people will not vote for that type of xenophobia. The fact that they voted twice for President Obama, twice for President Clinton, people like that. I really do believe they will come to their senses. You know what, he can’t win without 40 percent of the Hispanic vote and he has alienated the Hispanics.
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