Whoa, did Whoopi Goldberg go too far?
On ABC’s “The View,” Goldberg compared the values of Donald Trump’s administration to those of the Taliban.
“We have had a leader who’s repeatedly demeaned women, wants to defund organizations that benefit women, calling on the media to shut up, specifically wants to give preferential treatment based on religion. Are these values really much different than the Taliban’s?”
Goldberg then pointed to the Trump administration’s strong criticisms of the media.
“If you’re saying to the media shut up — that’s what the Taliban do. Maybe they didn’t start out chopping people’s heads off, maybe they started out differently. Because we’re saying to people, here are our American values, and then we’re saying on the same token stuff that sounds exactly like the stuff we’re fighting.”
Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, last month lashed out at the media, saying the media should be “embarrassed and humiliated” and should “keep its mouth shut.”
Trump and his team frequently criticize the media, accusing reporters of biased and dishonest coverage.
Goldberg also said Trump had talked abut giving “preferential treatment” to Christians, adding that Trump is “forgetting the other religions out there.”
“We have a Constitution that says these are the things that we don’t do. This is what makes us different from everybody else. Our media, nobody tells our media to shut up and just take it. Nobody. That’s not American. That is the Taliban … My question is, ‘What’s happening?'”