“The View” is rarely apologetic, and this time an apology came with some qualifiers from their most radical host, Whoopi Goldberg.
A co-host read an apology on Wednesday from “The View” to Turning Point USA (TPUSA). They were sorry for “anything we said that may have been unclear” about a neo-Nazi group that protested outside the group’s Student Action Summit.
“On Monday we talked about the fact there were openly neo-Nazi demonstrators outside the Florida Student Action Summit of the Turning Point USA group,” said Sara Haines, a journalist and host of “The Chase.”
“We want to make clear these demonstrators were gathered outside the event and that they were not invited or endorsed by Turning Point USA. A Turning Point USA spokesman said the group 100% condemns those ideologies and said Turning Point USA security tried to remove the neo-Nazis from the area, but could not because they were on public property.”
“Also Turning Point USA wanted to clarify – wanted us to clarify this was a Turning Point USA summit and not a Republican Party event,” Haines continued. “So we apologize for anything we said that may have been unclear on these points.”
“The View’s” network, ABC” was given a “cease and desist” letter on Tuesday according to Fox News. The notice cited comments made by co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg made on Monday’s show.
“Neo-Nazis were out there in the front of the conference with antisemitic slurs and, you know, the Nazi swastika and a picture of a so-called Jewish person with exaggerated features, just like Goebbels did during the Third Reich,” Behar said Monday.
But after the so-called “apology” was read by Haines, Goldberg said that the TPUSA “let them in,” and she claimed that she was making a “metaphorical” point.
TPUSA spokesman Andrew Kolvet had this to say about what “The View” did, “Whoopi is the one who said it, She should be the one to offer the apology.”