Greg Gutfeld, co-host of Fox News Channel’s The Five, had had enough of The View‘s Whoopie Goldberg’s criticism of President Donald Trump before he’d even been in office for a month, and he let it be known in February.
Gutfeld’s fuse was lit by a comment Goldberg made during Jan. 31’s episode of ABC’s The View.
“We have a leader who’s repeatedly demeaned women, wants to defund organizations that benefit women, calling on the media to shut up, specifically wants to give preferential treatment based on religion,” Goldberg said. “Are these values really much different than the Taliban?”
She continued with her Taliban reference by saying, “If you say to the media ‘shut up,’ that’s what they (Taliban) do. Maybe they didn’t start chopping people’s heads off, maybe they started off differently.”
The next day, Gutfeld pointed out the ridiculous nature of Goldberg’s comparison.
“A reminder — the Taliban throw acid in girls’ faces for going to school. Yeah, I guess that’s like defunding Planned Parenthood.”
His continued his comparison by adding, “Radical Islam is all for killing gays and I guess that’s the same as making some rude jokes?”
Gutfeld described Trump’s rudeness as “a product of a rude culture, one fed and fattened by a coarse entertainment industry.”
my shouty monologue on the View's relativistic comparison of the Taliban and Trump. I wish i wouldn't shout. https://t.co/anbLB1xFRJ
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) February 2, 2017
Based on some of the responses Gutfeld received on his Twitter account, many followers agreed with him.
Whoopi..move to a country where the Taliban rules…return to the US and perhaps your words would change.
— mkl (@cochon89) February 2, 2017
I absolutely love your commentary .. keep it going!
— Carla Hall (@carlakhall) February 2, 2017
Goldberg’s assessment of Trump’s values was not only challenged by Gutfeld, but even by a member of Goldberg’s own show.
Jedediah Bila, a co-host of The View, told Goldberg that even if the president’s values may differ from those of Americans like her, it by no means is equal to that of a terrorist organization.
“There is a difference between the Taliban, who is beheading people, chopping off heads, and an American president who may have policies that you disagree with or may be saying things that you disagree with,” Bila added.
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