• Whoopi Goldberg shuts down Jeanine Pirro for saying she has 'Trump Derangement Syndrome'

    By: USA Today

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    Whoopi Goldberg has had enough.

    Fox News personality and former judge Jeanine Pirro visited the set of "The View" on Thursday morning to promote her new book, "Liars, Leakers and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy." But there wasn't much discussion about the upcoming book after Pirro made a comment to co-host Goldberg, who had been trying to ask Pirro a question about the president.

    "You suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome," Pirro said, pointing at Goldberg. The term, which stemmed from "Bush Derangement Syndrome," has been used by Trump supporters to suggest that those who do not support the president are unable to think clearly and logically about the state of the country.  

    "Let me tell you what I have," Goldberg began. "I'm tired of people starting a conversation with 'Mexicans are liars and rapists.' I'm 62 years old. There have been a lot of people in office that I didn't agree with. But I have never, ever seen anything like this. I have never seen anybody whip up such hate. I have never seen anybody be so dismissive."

    She continued: "Clearly, you don't watch the show, so you don't know that I don't suffer from that. What I suffer from is the inability to figure out how to fix this."

    Goldberg then attempted to switch topics to the "deep state." Instead, a shouting match erupted as both women debated what is most horrible about the country today: Pirro claimed those entering the country illegally were killing U.S. citizens; Goldberg countered that the president's rhetoric was inciting violence toward minorities. 

    "Say goodbye. Bye. I'm done," Goldberg said, ripping up her cue cards. 

    "Wow," Pirro replied, shaking her head and rolling her eyes.

    The show cut to commercial, after which Goldberg addressed the camera directly for closing thoughts: "So you saw me do something I very rarely do. I very rarely lose my cool. And I'm not proud of it. I don't like it. But I also don't like being accused of being hysterical. That's one of the things I try not to be on this show. So have a great day."

     

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