Whoopi Goldberg took Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio to task on Tuesday’s “The View.”
The ABC talk show host responded to the Senator’s speech announcing his GOP presidential candidacy in which he alluded to the age and possibly antiquated experience of Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, who he believes will ultimately become his opponent for the nation’s highest office.
“Quit the potshots, those will come later,” Whoopi said, adding, “If she can’t get up the stairs, then you can say something.”
Her response was to Rubio insinuating during the press conference that Clinton is old. He said: “Now, just yesterday, a leader from yesterday began a campaign for president, but promising to take us back to yesterday. Yesterday is over.”
Goldberg didn’t find the wording to be quite as clever as known Republican and fellow panelist Nicolle Wallace.
“”Be careful about pointing to ‘yesterday,’ because you were there yesterday — you’ve been on the scene for a little while. The biggest challenge [Republicans] are going to have, is eventually you’re going to have to have a position that works for the American people,” the left-leaning Goldberg suggested.
The female-centric gabfest also touched on the Dennis Quaid “Freak Out” viral video, as all but Wallace presumed to be a hoax. On the topic of music gossip, the group spent some time talking P!nk’s response to online fat-shaming, as well as Drake and Madonna’s odd Coachella kiss.
Vanessa Hudgens, who is currently starring on Broadway in “Gigi,” was the gang’s main guest on Tuesday’s show. The band Train stopped by to play a tune.
During a serious moment in all the fun, panelist Rosie Perez took a moment to wish her “Fish in the Dark” Broadway co-star Rita Wilson well. Tom Hanks‘ wife recently revealed that she underwent a double mastectomy as part of her treatment for breast cancer.
“Last week, with my husband by my side, and with the love and support of family and friends, I underwent a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction for breast cancer after a diagnosis of invasive lobular carcinoma,” the actress told People Magazine. “I am recovering and most importantly, expected to make a full recovery. Why? Because I caught this early, have excellent doctors and because I got a second opinion.”
Watch Goldberg warn Rubio above or here.