“The View” host Whoopi Goldberg seems to be angry over the fact that former President Donald Trump is allowed freedom of speech. Goldberg is a vocal critic of Donald Trump, and she has often expressed her disapproval of his speech. However, she has also defended the principle of free speech, even when it is speech that she disagrees with.
She complained during Tuesday’s broadcast of the ABC midday talk show, and she argued that his vocal complaints about the judge and prosecutors amounted to “threats” and would pose a risk to them and potentially others.
“Why can he continue to threaten judges, threaten AGs, and threaten just people?” Goldberg asked, while co-host Sunny Hostin solemnly nodded along in agreement.
“Now, I understand that some folks say it’s freedom of speech, but if I did that, they would not consider it freedom of speech,” Goldberg continued, appearing to suggest that she would face consequences if she were to make public complaints in a similar situation.
“So why does he get to continue to threaten — and it’s threats like he did with January 6th,” she said. “He basically said, ‘Come after her.’ He didn’t say exactly those words, but I don’t know how else you take those words — but why is he continuously allowed to do that when none of us would be able to?”
Co-hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin accused Trump of “hiding behind the First Amendment” — and Behar argued that he had done the same thing when he verbally attacked former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley and his own former Vice President Mike Pence.
In another interview, Goldberg said that she believes that Trump should be “held accountable” for his speech. She also said that she believes that “we need to find a way to stop him.” However, she also said that she believes in “free speech.”
Whoopi claims Trump's criticism of the people prosecuting him are actually threats and he should have his speech censored.
"Why can he continue to threaten judges, threaten AGs, and threaten just people?"
She suggests there's a double standard. pic.twitter.com/q6nprZ0kzP
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