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‘The View’s’ Whoopi Goldberg Won’t Let ABC ‘Powers That Be’ Spoil Co-Host Exits

”We are partying for the next two weeks,“ Goldberg said ahead of next month’s send-offs for Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace

“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg said on Tuesday that she won’t let ABC executives make her final weeks with departing co-hosts Nicolle Wallace and Perez a sad affair.

“We are partying for the next two weeks,” Goldberg said on Tuesday’s episode of the daytime talk show (see video below). “I mean, the reason this is happening is because there are changes happening on the show that the powers that be have made decisions about. And we decided we are not going to go out sad, we are not going to go out blue. We are going to go out red-faced and happy as hell.”

The changes to which Goldberg referred, which include a shift to less serious discussion topics, are already becoming apparent. Later in the episode, during a discussion about recent comments made by Mike Huckabee about the Iran nuclear deal was cut off abruptly (see video above).

Co-host Raven-Symoné defended Huckabee and said he should not have to apologize for saying that the Obama administration “would take the Israelis and basically march them to the door of the oven.”

“I think that what he says is his truth … he shouldn’t apologize for what he feels,” she said.

After noting that the comment likened the Obama administration and other world leaders involved with the deal to the Nazis, co-host Rosie Perez fired back, “So … you don’t think that Trump should apologize for saying that McCain wasn’t a war hero? That Mexicans coming over here are rapists and killers? You think they shouldn’t apologize for those statements as well?”

But before the conversation could continue, a bell sounded and comedian Mario Cantone appeared onstage carrying a tray of cheesecake, derailing the segment and awarding audience members with a $100 gift card to The Cheesecake Factory.