The View’s host Whoopi Goldberg defended her co-host Joy Behar after Donald Trump Jr. accused her of previously wearing blackface during Thursday’s episode on the show.
President Trump’s son’s comments came after Joy Behar brought up the president’s comments about grabbing women’s genitalia that was released prior to the 2016 presidential election.
“We have all done things that we regret. If we’re talking about bringing the discourse down, Joy. You have worn blackface,” Trump Jr. said before being cut off by both Goldberg and Behar, who completely denied the allegation.
“No, I have not. I have not,” host Joy Behar retorted.
President Trump’s son then brought up Whoopi Goldberg’s comments about Roman Polansky’s rape allegation, in which she said, “I know it wasn’t rape-rape. It was something else but I don’t believe it was rape-rape.”
“You want to bring this up? The question came up,” host Whoopi Goldberg argued.
“No, she was not in blackface,” Goldberg added, “sorry, being black, I recognize blackface.”
Joy Behar has previously discussed a Halloween party that she attended when she was 29-years-old, dressed as a “beautiful African woman,” and her costume included “makeup that was a little bit darker than my skin,” but added that it was her “actual hair.”
“Now that you’ve broken this piece of ice because I guess this is the fight you wanted,” host Goldberg stated, before Trump Jr. interrupted her. She then added, “Are you questioning my character?”
Trump Jr. answered that he wasn’t, but added that she was questioning President Trump’s character, which she declined as well.