Whoopi Goldberg came to the defense of Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday’s show after the crowd booed her during her appearance in studio on “The View.”
During an interview on “The View,” a panelist pressed Conway — who was in to promote her book “Here’s the Deal” — to describe whether she agreed with former President Donald Trump that the 2020 presidential election had been “stolen.”
In response, Conway replied, “pretty obvious that Joe Biden is the president.” She went on to say that she “wrote extensively in this book” about how devastated she was to inform Trump he had lost and that it “broke [her] heart” to do so.
“He should have won huge. He had all these accomplishments, he’s running against a guy that’s stuck in the basement and you’re in the middle of a pandemic,”
With a little help from “The View,” Kellyanne Conway’s remark drew a strong reaction from the show’s audience, with many viewers erupting in hisses.
Goldberg jumped in to defend Conway when the negative feedback prompted him to do so.
"I'm the closest person to Donald Trump to tell him the earliest that he came up short. It broke my heart, I wanted him to get reelected," she adds. pic.twitter.com/EfzfNh0FiX
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“Let me do something before you say anything else,” Goldberg stated.
“Listen,” she said addressing the crowd. “This is ‘The View’ and this is her view and she’s talking about how she feels and what she knows. Please don’t boo her.”
In response to Goldberg’s statements, there were some audience members who clapped.
“I think they’re booing Biden staying in the basement,” Conway continued.
After leaving the White House, 55-year-old Kellyanne Conway joined forces with Omarosa Manigault Newman to help train and prepare potential 2020 Democratic candidates. She served as a senior adviser during President Trump’s four years in office and then became his campaign manager in 2016 before becoming a senior counselor again after his 2020 reelection campaign began. She departed her job in August 2020.
According to The Washington Post, Conway described how her husband’s frequent usage of Twitter to publicly bash Trump put a strain on their relationship in portions of her book that have been published.
When Conway’s daughter, Claudia, uploaded her 15-year-old tweets that were critical of Trump and later leaked to the New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz, she felt terror.
Conway claimed that Trump’s campaign staff were responsible for convincing him he had won the 2020 election. She also slammed Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign team for failing to keep him in power while wasting a fortune of money.