‘I Got a Contract’: Whoopi Decries Meme About Her Leaving the Country

The View moderator Whoopi Goldberg took umbrage with former President Trump during Monday’s show, because he apparently helped to spread an internet joke on his social media platform that she was moving to Canada. But despite her bitter ranting to the contrary, she had – in fact – threatened to leave the country the first time Trump was elected.

In a post on Truth Social, Trump wrote, “Canada doesn’t want you Whoopi, NOBODY DOES!!!” The image included a heavier Goldberg with the caption: “I’m moving to Canada for sure this time!” It’s worth noting that the words were not in quotation marks.

“You know what I’m a little agitated about? That man had something to say to me,” Goldberg decried on the show. “He saw a meme, you know who, saw a meme that said I was leaving the country. People always see these crazy memes that I’m going to leave the country if he gets in there. Somebody else thought I was leaving, was sending suggestions for people to take my place.”

Goldberg snapped at Trump, calling him a “little snowflake” while she hypocritically melted down over the meme:

Look, I’m not going anywhere. Okay?

[Applause]

And it’s not for the reason, you little snowflake, it’s not for the reason you think. He said nobody wanted me. Honey —

“We want you, Whoopi,” staunchly racist and anti-Semitic ABC co-host Sunny Hostin (the descendant of slave owners) interjected. An audience member also shouted: “We love you, Whoopi!”

Goldberg argued, “It wouldn’t matter if no one here wanted me… because I got a contract. So, I’m going to be here where I’m wanted for the next couple of years.”

Saying you’re “not going anywhere” “for the next couple of years” because you “got a contract” and are being paid loads of cash is not the repudiation you think it is, Whoopi.

Goldberg lost her cool after the 2016 elections when people were calling her out for not moving out of the country when she previously alluded to it. She’s repeatedly denied that she ever threatened to leave the country, but that’s not true.

She’s on the record as saying this about Trump’s campaign message in early 2016:

The minute you start pointing and saying that person is a rapist and a murderer, it pisses me off because I’ve been part of that when they just use a blanket statement to talk about black people or when they use a blanket statement to talk about white people or women or any other group. I don’t think that’s America. I don’t want it to be America. Maybe it’s time for me to move, you know.

Goldberg had either chickened out or it was all bluster to begin with.

The transcript is below. Click “expand” to read:

ABC’s The View
May 13, 2024
11:18:47 a.m. Eastern

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: You know what I’m a little agitated about? That man [former President Donald Trump] had something to say to me. He saw a meme, you know who, saw a meme that said I was leaving the country. People always see these crazy memes that I’m going to leave the country if he gets in there. Somebody else thought I was leaving, was sending suggestions for people to take my place.

Look, I’m not going anywhere. Okay?

[Applause]

And it’s not for the reason, you little snowflake, it’s not for the reason you think. He said nobody wanted me. Honey —

SUNNY HOSTIN: We want you, Whoopi.

GOLDBERG: Well, you know what? It wouldn’t matter if no one here wanted me.

AUDIENCE MEMBER: We love you, Whoopi!

GOLDBERG: Thank you!

[Applause]

But I know where I’m going to be because I got a contract. So, I’m going to be here where I’m wanted for the next couple of years.

We’ll be right back.

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