Whoopi Goldberg warned about the dangers of not voting and history repeating itself, on Monday’s episode of ABC’s “The View.”
When Raven-Symoné joked that she has “conspiracy theories” about the government, Goldberg took the conversation in an even more serious direction.
“Here’s a good conspiracy for you,” she said: “A lot of what we’re seeing floating out there right now, has happened before, and it didn’t turn out well for folks.”
When asked to elaborate by the other co-hosts, Goldberg said, “I’m talking about Nazi Germany, I’m talking about what happened in Italy, I’m talking about what’s happened in Africa … If you don’t get out and say, ‘Listen, we’re not throwing everybody out, we’re not saying ‘Don’t come here.’ That’s not America.” Unless you’re willing to do that, anything can happen.”
Goldberg was clearly referring to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s recent call to ban all Muslims from entering the United States following the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California. Most other Republican presidential candidates and prominent figures in the party have publicly condemned Trump’s views on the issue.
On the subject of voting to keep a Hitler-type ruler out of the White House, co-host Joy Behar retorted, “Just as a point of history, in Germany they did vote for Hitler,” but Goldberg saw this as support for her argument.
“The same thing that they said about Hitler, they’re saying about other candidates, and that’s my point,” she said.