During Thursday morning’s episode of The View, a conservative political commentator accused Whoopi Goldberg of having “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” The term first originated at the beginning of the 2000’s with the advent of George W. Bush, and his controversial War in Iraq.
Conservatives believe that the reaction to Donald Trump’s administration is precisely what the term connotes, one of “derangement,” rather than reasoned judgment.
The woman to accuse Whoopi of the mental illness, if we’re willing to call it that, was Jeanine Pirro. It turns out that Whoopi wasn’t pleased with the accusation.
The debate started off with the commentator saying that Donald Trump’s administration has ushered in an era of the lowest unemployment rate we’ve seen in the last fifty years.
While it’s true that the unemployment rate right now is very low, it’s closer to a 25-year low, rather than fifty years. First, Whoopi and Sunny Hostin retorted with the claim that the unemployment rate has more to do with the actions of the previous administration under Barack Obama.
However, that’s debatable as well. Most economists believe the economy ebbs and flows, consisting of periods of expansion and contraction, economic booms, and economic busts. The president rarely has much control over recessions and growth.
Nonetheless, after the commentator accused her of having Trump derangement syndrome, Whoopi asked, “did you just point at me?” The host went on to say that she has never seen anyone “stir up hate” the way Donald Trump has.
Following her self-defense, Goldberg said what she’s really suffering from is the worry as to how to go about fixing “this.” Pirro said afterward that it’s much worse when illegal immigrants murder American children.
Suddenly, Whoopi became very upset, said aloud that she was “done,” and then the producers cut to a commercial break. Following the brief pause for commercials, the woman was removed from the set. Whoopi then went on to half-apologize for something that she has never done before.