On Wednesday’s edition of ABC’s The View, host Whoopi Goldberg encouraged the media to focus on more important issues than ex-President Donald Trump and his incessant thirst for drama and ratings.
“I want to take a break from talking about him every day because I want to pay attention to what’s actually happening,” Goldberg said, “because we have been b*tching and moaning that nothing was happening, people weren’t getting their [COVID-19] shots. I want to highlight the fact that there’s something happening now, people are going in to get their shots. People are going to get their [pandemic relief] money that’s been promised to them that they need desperately. I want to make sure we talk about that, as well.”
Like everyone else, Whoopi knows that Trump will always be desperate for attention. His unhinged, unprovoked tirade against Senate Minority Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday was a rather loud example of that.
But Whoopi said that Trump – and the racist movement he built – are not deserving of a free megaphone simply because they make some noise.
“Yeah, he’s going to be there, but I don’t have to give him very much more air than saying, yeah, he’s there,” Goldberg said, “because as far as I’m concerned, I don’t want to talk about somebody who thinks I’m a nonstarter as a person, as a person of color. I don’t want to talk about a party that has decided that – they’re not concerned whether I’m uncomfortable with what they’re doing. They, you know, they voted that this is the direction they want to go in, so I’m not going to give them a lot of attention. I’ll keep my eye on them, but I don’t have to give them a lot of attention.”
Goldberg added that she is “glad” that President Joe Biden opts to talk about COVID-19 vaccination progress instead because “this is what y’all want to know. That made me happy.”
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