'The View' audience member confronts Whoopi Goldberg, asks why she didn’t leave US when Trump won

Odette Odendaal
Jan 26, 2019
01:29 A.M.
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During a live taping of ‘The View’ on Wednesday, a self-described investigative journalist confronted Whoopi Goldberg, asking why she didn’t leave the United States like she once suggested.


During the presidential election in 2016, some Hollywood liberals threatened to leave the United States if Donald Trump became president. During a rant about Trump in January 2016,  Whoopi mentioned that have Trump as president would be unbearable, as she continued:

“Maybe it’s time for me to move, you know. I can afford to go.”

Then, Trump had not even won the Republican nomination yet. And in the years to come, she had made no effort to hide her disdain for President Trump, and neither has she left.


So about 10 minutes into the show, Harry Cherry saw his opportunity and rose from his seat. Already recording he interrupted proceedings and asked Whoopi Goldberg:

“You said that when President Trump was elected, you would move out of the United States. Why haven’t you moved out of the United States?”

While Harry Cherry was in the process of asking the host his question, Whoopi approached him, motioning for him to be quiet. But he barely finished asking Whoopi the question before the video cut, and if she responded, it wasn’t caught on video.

During the segment on Wednesday, the hosts discussed the partial government shutdown, and the effects it has on the federal workers that have gone without pay for over a month.


What they all seemed to agree on, is that the government needs to reopen irrespective if the Republicans and Democrats sort things out or not, but will have to since the situation is now “out of control.”

Notably, toward the end, Whoopi turned the conversation into what Americans can positively do for each other. She referred to the fact that many in the audience likely knows someone affected by the partial government shutdown and added:


“You know what you can do. Fifty states I’m sure are represented here; you know what you can do.” 

With those words, Whoopi ended the show in reference to earlier in the conversation. She encouraged viewers and audience members to also focus on what they can change positively.

On January 7, Whoopi had some harsh words for the new Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Being the youngest ever elected Congresswoman, Alexandria has strong views and have no issues voicing them as Whoopi said:

“You just got there, and I know you have lots of good ideas, but I would encourage you to sit still for a minute and learn the job. Because there are people in that party who have been working their tails off for that country and you can learn some stuff from them.”


If there are two things Alexandria and Whoopi have in common, it is their strong-willed ideas, and voices.