Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell traded fiery barbs on the set of “The View” during a discussion of what constituted racism that centered of President Obama and his wife and their recent descriptions of perceived discriminatory treatment.
Specifically, the spat started after the two talked about Mr. Obama’s claim that he was once mistaken for a valet.
Ms. Goldberg said the president’s treatment was due to stupidity — that some Americans don’t even know what their own president looks like, the Daily Mail reported. But Ms. O’Donnell said racism was likely at play — and that’s when Ms. Goldberg exploded.
“You are a white lady telling me what is racist to you,” she said, the Daily Mail reported.
And Ms. O’Donnell returned fire, saying that she was also gay — and had experienced discrimination — and raising a black child.