Goldberg, Behar walk off ‘View’ set during O’Reilly interview
“The View” co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar stormed off the set Thursday during a contentious interview with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.
As the cast debated whether there should be a community center and mosque built in Lower Manhattan, O’Reilly declared that “Muslims killed us on 9/11” to back up his position that it’s “inappropriate.”
“Oh my God!” Goldberg responded, before uttering a few words bleeped out.
“Muslims didn’t kill us on 9/11?” O’Reilly responded. “Is that what you’re saying?”
Goldberg called O’Reilly an “extremist” as several of the co-hosts responded to O’Reilly’s statement that “Muslims” — and not Muslim radicals, extremists or terrorists — killed “us” on 9/11.
Behar, who had told O’Reilly that Muslims have a right to build it because “this is America,” said that she no longer “want[ed] to sit here now” after the Fox star’s remarks. Behar and Goldberg then left the studio.
You can watch the incident below (video courtesy of ABC News):
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