Whoopi Goldberg: Americans are ‘Stuck’ at Home Because of Trump
The View host claims leadership to blame for pandemic while spreading conspiracy theories
Whoopi Goldberg has claimed that Americans are "stuck" at home because of President Donald Trump's leadership.
The far-left host of ABC’s "The View" claimed Friday that people would not be “stuck” in their houses if America had good leadership amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Goldberg has been appearing on “The View” via Skype for the past several days to protect herself from potential exposure to coronavirus.
During the latest show, she appeared to suggest that President Trump had failed to provide a level of leadership that might have kept Americans from being forced to stay at home during the crisis.
During the segment, Cohost Sunny Hostin repeated the debunked claim that Trump had called the coronavirus “a hoax” (he has said numerous times that he was referring to the media hype surrounding the virus rather than the virus itself).
She then suggested that he and many Americans were taking their cues from Fox News.
"They listened to the president who called it a hoax. There are lives at stake,” Hostin said.
"The interesting thing about all of this is whatever channel you’re watching, you’re still watching from home,” Goldberg said.
"You’re watching from inside your house.
"Because a pandemic has happened, and you are stuck, and whatever side you’re on, you understand that when you have leadership, you would not — you would not be stuck in your house.”
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During Wednesday's episode of The View. On Wednesday, Goldberg came to Communist China’s defense claiming President Trump is lying.
“I remember [China] trying to quell this pandemic. Am I crazy?” she asked.
Goldberg went on to explain that Mother Nature did this to the United States, and we have no one to blame but ourselves.
One of the most under-reported stories when it comes to the coronavirus has to do with China.
In the last few days, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been putting out propaganda on Twitter and Facebook hoping to dupe Americans into believing the CCP had nothing to do with spreading COVID-19.
“The evidence of China’s deliberate cover-up of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan is a matter of public record,” The Atlantic reports.
“In suppressing information about the virus, doing little to contain it, and allowing it to spread unchecked in the crucial early days and weeks, the regime imperiled not only its own country and its own citizens but also the more than 100 nations now facing their own potentially devastating outbreaks.”
“China is pushing a new theory about the origins of the coronavirus: It is an American disease that might have been introduced by members of the United States Army who visited Wuhan in October,” the New York Times reports.
“The intentional spreading of an unfounded conspiracy theory — which recirculated on China’s tightly controlled internet on Friday — punctuated a downward spiral in relations between the two countries.”
Goldberg started off the segment by showing a video clip of President Trump saying: “Well, China was putting out information which was false that our military gave this to them. That was false.
"Rather than having an argument, I said I have to call it where it came from. It did come from China.
"So I think it’s a very accurate term, but I didn’t appreciate the fact that China was saying our military gave it to them. Our military did not give it to anybody.”
“I mean, and clearly he’s trying to pin the blame on China,” Whoopi said.
“I don’t really, I don’t recall hearing — I don’t recall hearing China say the military gave it to them. I remember them trying to quell this pandemic. Am I crazy?”
“I was uncomfortable, and I remain uncomfortable, Whoopi, when they’re saying, you know, this is the Chinese virus, this is the Wuhan virus,” Sunny Hostin said.
“I don’t think this is time to do that…If it is true that China is saying that the American military gave it to the Chinese, then our president is someone that is a counterpuncher, and we know that, and so this was to be expected that he would counterpunch.”
“He also makes things up. He makes things up to cover his behind,” Goldberg declared.
“You know, people as we’ve seen, people start punching people, Asian folks out, you know, will attack.
"So we need to stop calling it or labeling it like it’s they did it to us.
"Mother Nature really did this to us.”
Goldberg’s longtime cohost Joy Behar announced last week that she would be taking some time off to isolate at home as well.