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Whoopi Goldberg: 'I Don't' Say 'President' Donald Trump

Whoopi Goldberg: 'I Don't' Say 'President' Donald Trump

Whoopi Goldberg. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)

By    |   Saturday, 03 February 2018 08:47 PM

Liberal talk-show co-host Whoopi Goldberg said Saturday that "I don't" say Donald Trump's name "in conjunction with" his title as president of the United States because "I can't wrap my mind around" his being the nation's commander-in-chief.

"You never say his name?" CNN's David Axelrod asked Goldberg, co-host of "The View," in an interview.

"I don't," she responded.

"Why?"

"I can't."

"But you recognize that he is the president?" Axelrod later asked.

"You know, he's there. You know," Goldberg responded.

"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," she continued. "I'm fine with that.

"There is lots of stuff I do people don't like. I can live with it."

Goldberg, 62, starred with Trump in the 1994 film "Little Rascals" and has sparred with him over the years — including a huge blow-up during a 2011 "View" interview over the birther controversy and President Barack Obama.

The Axelrod exchange Saturday came as Goldberg discussed the #MeToo movement, referencing sexual-assault allegations lodged by various women against President Trump.

"We still have so much to do right now," she said. "We still have 16 women who are accusing the man in charge."

In addition, Goldberg likened Trump to a schoolyard bully because of the nearly 700,000 young illegals remaining in limbo over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which expires March 5.

"You know that this is scary for them," she told Axelrod. "And scary for little kids who have heard about it and think, 'Am I going to come home and find mom or dad gone?'

"When you know that this pressure is what you are putting on children, this anxiousness, and you don't take a minute to say, 'Listen, let's do a state of the conversation for the children, since I'm the reason you are anxious.'

"But you haven't done that."

Goldberg declined to say whether Trump was racist, in light of DACA and last month's derogatory comments on African nations.

However, she instead told Axelrod: "In my mind, there is an inherent belief that there are inferior people to him.

"It would not surprise me, because you listen to some of the things — talk about his dad [Fred Trump] and what his dad did and how he himself has treated people of color.

"You keep saying you are not racist," she said. "Then, you do racist stuff."

Axelrod then asked Goldberg whether she had a message for President Trump.

"I have no message for him," the award-winning actress responded. "I have messages for the people around him.

"Change is coming. Change is coming.

"And it's not coming because it's even ideological," she said. "It's coming because you are endangering things.

"You are allowing things that endanger our children, our country, our air.

"That's why the change is coming."

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Liberal talk-show co-host Whoopi Goldberg said Saturday that "I don't" say Donald Trump's name "in conjunction with" his title as president of the United States because "I can't wrap my mind around" his being the nation's commander-in-chief."
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