Whoopi Goldberg Boots Jeanine Pirro from The View: Watch!
As Donald Trump continues kissing Vladimir Putin's ass before the international community, some of his erstwhile defenders have gone silent.
Some of his most ardent defenders, however, are speaking louder than ever. Fox News host Jeanine Pirro is certainly no exception.
In an appearance on The View, she accused Whoopi Goldberg of having "Trump Derangement Syndrome" and got booted from the table.
Jeanine Pirro has seemingly staked her entire career on Donald Trump being, not only not a traitor and Russian asset, but a good President.
Despite what many consider to be overwhelming evidence to the contrary, she argues before The View hosts that the investigation into Russian espionage and cyber crimes during the 2016 election season was made in bad faith.
Pirro, who ran against Hillary Clinton for Senate seat before dropping out to accept a nomination for New York Attorney General (a race which she lost), wrote a book, alleging a massive conspiracy against Trump.
Among other things, she seems to suggest that the Deep State, which the United States does not have, not only exists, but is working to undermine the President.
Things became heated when Pirro suggested that any crimes committed by undocumented immigrants justified the Trump Administration's human rights violations against immigrants — including lawful asylum seekers.
A contentious debate became more heated when Pirro accused Whoopi of having "Trump Derangement Syndrome."
"I'm tired," Whoopi explains. "Of people starting conversations with 'Mexicans are liars and rapists.'"
We've seen so many interviews in which pleasant-faced people look into the camera and repeat those same racist, xenophobic lies.
"I'm tired of starting a conversation about this country — listen, I'm 62 years old," Whoopi says, changing gears.
"There have been a lot of people in office that I didn't agree with," Whoopi says. "But I have never, ever seen anything like this."
Many people, including those who have lived much longer than Whoopi, struggle to recall a President whose behavior mirrored Donald Trump's.
"I've never seen anybody whip up such hate. I've never seen anybody be so dismissive," Whoopi says.
Taking issue with the Trump Derangement Syndrome remark, Whoopi says: "And clearly you don't watch this show. You don't know that I suffer from that."
Whoopi explains that "what I suffer from is the inability to figure out how to fix this. That's my issue."
The unpleasantness continues, and Whoopi says: "Say goodbye, goodbye. I'm done"
After the break, Pirro is nowhere in sight.
Whoopi Goldberg then addresses the audience, to explain why she was so passionate.
"So you saw me do something that I very rarely do, I very rarely lose my cool and I'm not proud of it," Whoopi says. "I don't like it."
No one likes losing their cool. But it is very understandable that such an important issue makes people feel passionate.
"But I also don't like being accused of being hysterical because that's one of the things I try not to be on this show."
It is worth noting that Jeanine Pirro was seated beside longtime Republican Ana Navarro, who has become one of Donald Trump's fiercest critics.
There's a very special phenomenon when people say and do horrible things and then act as if those who are upset about them are being unreasonable.
When they do this, they portray themselves as the reasonable ones because they remained calm, suggesting that the other is unbalanced.
It is important for us to remember as we hear these arguments that it is normal — and even healthy — to become impassioned when speaking about human rights abuses, bigotry, and treason.
That's not "Trump Derangement Syndrome." There's no such thing.
Besides, Jeanine Pirro grew hot under the collar herself.