The women of "The View" reacted to President Obama's release of his long-form birth certificate on Wednesday by heaping scorching criticism on Donald Trump, who has become perhaps the most famous birther in the world, and who claimed credit for Obama's decision to release the certificate.
"The View" was, in fact, one of the many stops on Trump's seemingly never-ending birther tour. His appearance there caused an explosive argument between him and Whoopi Goldberg. Judging by the panel's remarks on Wednesday, tempers have not cooled. The co-hosts started by condemning his recent comments that Obama was not qualified to attend Harvard and Columbia.
"It's very racist," Joy Behar said. "...In other words, he can't fathom that a black man could be that smart. That's what's behind this."
But the angriest host was Whoopi Goldberg.
"I'm getting tired of trying to find reasons not to think of stuff as being racist," she said. "...Being black, when you say, 'you know, this is racist,' 9,000 people say, 'oh, no, you're just playing the race card.' Well, you know what? I'm playing the damn card now." As the audience cheered, Goldberg mimed a dealer handing out cards to people.
"You know how Donald always says, 'People are laughing at us, thinking we don't have it'?" Goldberg continued. "Here's one of the reasons they're laughing at us, Donald. When you show such insane disrespect to the president of your country, people in other countries think that we're idiots. So I'm just pointing that out."
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