Judge Jeanine Pirro was on The View Thursday to promote her book Liars, Leakers and Liberals. And, predictably enough, there was some trouble.
“I’m not an ideologue,” Pirro explained to the table. “I have been in the crime business for over three decades. I think I said that before. I know a con when I see it.”
At this, the audience laughed, though Pirro didn’t seem to be in on the joke.
“You just said you’re not an ideologue. Do you think Donald Trump embraces and embodies conservative ideology?” Ana Navarro asked. “He used to have a different position on pro choice. He is imposing tariffs. He’s against globalism. Do you think he’s an ideologue that is faithful to conservative policies?”
“I’m not here to talk about what Donald Trump is and isn’t,” Pirro protested, and over crosstalk, Whoopi Goldberg insisted that Pirro answer the question.
“You’re suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome,” Pirro told her over chatter.
“Listen, I don’t have Trump Derangement,” Whoopi said testily. “Let me tell you what I have. I’m tired of people starting a conversation with Mexicans are liars and rapists.”
“Listen, I’m 62 years old. There have been a lot of people in office that I didn’t agree with,” she continued. “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.
“What I suffer from is the inability to figure out how to fix this,” she added. “That’s my issue.”
“Your opening statement, how horrible it is that Donald Trump is talking about all of these people,” Pirro said. “You know what’s horrible? When people who shouldn’t be here end up murdering the children of American citizens.”
That’s when Whoopi really lost it.
“What is horrible is when the President of the United States whips up people to beat the hell out of people! Say goodbye! I’m done!”
And the crowd went wild.
Watch above, via ABC News.
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