In case you missed our link to Towleroad about this mess, The View hosted Fox News commentator, Jeanine Pirro, who is a judge? Or something? Because they call her Judge Jeanine Pirro? She was on to talk about politics and plug her new book Liars, Leakers and Liberals. She was on for two segments and the first one shit is contentious and you can TELL something is bubbling up on the surface.
Here’s the first part:
And then they came back from commercial, and mama: you could smell the fire about to explode. It was smoky. It was thick. It was hard to see. It was glorious:
The segment ended with host Whoopi Goldberg and Jeanine screaming at each other. Jeanine told Whoopi that she had “Trump Derangement Syndrome“. Oh my god, where did she catch it? Is it contagious? Will a rash develop? Praying for you Whoopi! Whoopi didn’t take kindly to Jeanine telling her she was crazy, so she replied she didn’t like that Trump is such a hateful, wrathful baby. “I have never seen anybody whip up such hate,” Whoopi said. This is when the shouting began.
Jeanine: “You know what’s horrible? When people who shouldn’t be here end up murdering the children of American citizens!”
Whoopi: “What is horrible is when the president of the United States whips up people to beat the hell out of people … Say goodbye. I’m done!”
Whoopi was, so incensed she had to get host Sara Haines to wrap up the segment and go to commercial.
Sources tell Page Six that the drama did not end when the cameras cut. Whoopi allegedly shouted, “Fuck you, get the fuck out!” at Jeanine who shouted back, “I’ve done more for abused women than you will ever do!”
Jeanine was apparently ready to get angry once she arrived to The View and found out that anti-Trump Republican, Ana Navarro, was going to be filling in for Joy Behar.
“When Jeanine arrived on set she was looking for a fight and refusing to be on with Ana, demanding [Ana] not be in the segment, [Pirro] was yelling at [‘The View’] executive producer and her staff like, ‘You need to handle this.'”
Another source said that Jeanine:
“…was upset that Ana was there because she wasn’t told until the last minute. Ana is 24-7 anti-Trump. Jeanine wasn’t yelling, but you could tell they felt like the segment was being hijacked by shoving in an anti-Fox, anti-Trump person.”
And ANOTHER source told Page Six:
“Jeanine could have walked by her. There was one more segment to do. She could have walked by her easily, she put her finger in her face and said, ‘I’ve done more for abused women than you will ever do’ and that’s when Whoopi said, ‘You and I have never had a problem,’ before everything else was said.”
Whoopi ended the show by apologizing to the audience for the blowup. Girl! That’s why they got wristbands! We all watch The View hoping one of you ladies will combust. No apology necessary! She said:
“You saw me do something I very rarely do … I very rarely lose my cool and I’m not proud of it. I don’t like it. But I also don’t like being accused of being hysterical because that is one of the things I try not to be on this show.”
Jeanine also got her moment to have a last word when she spoke with TMZ outside after filming and had this to say:
“Look, I don’t mind four against one, I can handle it, but I don’t like being mistreated by people who invited you to have a discussion and then treat you like you’re less than human.”
Ah yes: the age-old tradition of a Fox News host being treated the way they treat other people and calling it injustice. Smells like fresh air. I mean, it’s not like a Fox News host would ever invite someone on their show and be openly disrespectful to them. That’s never happened before.
I really hope that they get Jeanine back on the show, because like I said: I love it when these ladies argue. It really puts a kick into my 11:00 am schedule. Like taking a bump of cocaine but in the form of petty drama.