A mini-feud is escalating between the panelists of “The View” and Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, and on Monday’s show Whoopi Goldberg offered a preview of what’s to come when Fiorina returns to the ABC talker on Friday.
The tussle kicked off last week when panelists Michelle Collins and Joy Behar mocked Fiorina’s latest debate performance, saying she “looked demented” and likened her face to a Halloween mask.
Fiorina responded to the criticism on Fox News Sunday, saying there is a double standard for conservative women because they are the biggest threat to liberals and Hillary Clinton in particular.
“It will not stop me. It will not scare me,” she said. “Maybe the ladies of ‘The View,’ if I come back on again, let’s see if they have the guts to say that to my face.”
Goldberg fired back and refuted Fiorina’s characterization of events.
“Carly will be here on Friday,” Goldberg announced. “I will not, but I do want to point out, Carly, that the last time you were here — and you’ll see b-roll running — we welcomed you to our table. We helped raise your profile so you would be included in the sea of men. You weren’t worried about any kind of Republican backlash — nobody was backlashing. We were respectful and gave you your due.
“Just so we’re all clear,” Goldberg continued, “You have to know the difference between when somebody’s coming for you, when somebody is paying you a compliment and when somebody is saying, ‘here’s my observation.’ If you can get that together, maybe you can be president.”