Over the weekend, The View host Whoopi Goldberg appeared on CNN’s The Axe Files and explained to David Axelrod why she refuses to say Donald Trump’s name.
The bitter leftist said she feels using Trump’s name, especially along with the term “president,” lessens the dignity of the office. Goldberg said she doesn’t care if that bothers anyone.
The two were in talks about the sexual abuse allegations that are plaguing Washington and Hollywood. Goldberg mentioned the 16 women who have accused “the man in charge” of sexual misconduct.
“You’re talking about the president,” Axelrod clarified. “You never say his name. Why?”
“I can’t,” answered Goldberg.
Axelrod told her it’s quite easy to say — “It’s only one syllable” — and then asked her to at least recognize "that he is the president.”
Goldberg replied, replacing Trump with "this one:"
"You know, he's there, you know. Listen, this is the first time where I can't wrap my mind around this, and that people felt the need to put this in. So, yeah, I know people don't like that I don't do it. I'm fine with that. There is lots of stuff I do people don't like, you know. I can live with it. But I do — you know, you asked me earlier about Al Franken. And so I think to myself, well, Al Franken — a lot of people have lost their case; this one is still sitting there. So for me, all these women's groups need to be raising money for these women's defense fund so that they can go on and do what they need to do. Because there seems to be no ethics committee for him."
Well, if Trump is the name she can't say, then The View is the show most Americans can't watch, and don't.