Mic Drop: Trey Gowdy Shreds Whoopie Goldberg over Holocaust Comments
Former congressman responds to The View co-host's remarks
Former South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy has dropped the mic on Whoopie Goldberg by shredding the liberal co-host of "The View" with some powerful words of advice.
Fox News host Gowdy was responding to Goldberg's insensitive comments about the Holocaust and her repeated failed attempts to walk them back.
Gowdy appeared as a panelist on Fox’s "Outnumbered" Tuesday afternoon, where he let rip on Goldberg over the controversy.
He blasted Goldberg for saying “the Holocaust [wasn’t] about race” during Monday’s episode of “The View,” then walking back her comments with a non-apology on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert Monday night before apologizing again on “The View” Tuesday morning.
"You know, I have a couple of pretty simple rules in life,” Gowdy said.
"Don’t ever compare anything to slavery, don’t ever compare anything to the Holocaust, and if you’re a man, don’t compare anything to pregnancy."
"That’s rule number one," Gowdy continued.
"Rule number two: if you’re going to apologize, then just apologize.
"Don’t explain it, don’t try to mitigate it, apologize and ask for forgiveness.
"And number three, as a culture, we have got to do a better job of figuring out who is just famous and who actually knows what he or she is talking about, ’cause sometimes we confuse the two.”
Co-host Harris Faulkner reacted audibly.
“Wow, wow, who got hit by that dropped mic?” Faulkner said.
Shortly afterward, the host played clips of Goldberg defending rapper Jay-Z in 2014, saying he should have been allowed to hit back at sister-in-law Solange Knowles during a fight in an elevator at the time.
Gowdy blasted those comments as well.
"She and I were raised in different homes,” he said.
"I grew up with three sisters.
"I would not be here with you today if I had ever raised a hand towards one of my three sisters, and my dad didn’t care what they did to me.
"So it’s not just chivalry, it’s biology.
"Men don’t hit women, and it doesn’t matter what the woman has done to you.”
“I actually like Whoopi,” Gowdy added.
“She was the nicest person to me on ‘The View’ when I went on, which ain’t saying that much, but she was nice.
"But … those were two of the darkest chapters in the history of mankind, the Holocaust and slavery … so, Whoopi, act, but don’t weigh in on the Holocaust or slavery, or domestic violence.
"Just give all three of those a pass.”
As Neon Nettle reported earlier, Goldberg has now been suspended by ABC News after making the controversial remarks.
"Effective immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her wrong and hurtful comments," ABC News president Kim Godwin said in a Tuesday evening statement.
"While Whoopi has apologized, I've asked her to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments," Godwin added.
"The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, and communities."