Whoopi Goldberg Compares Trump to the Taliban – What could go Wrong?

Co-host of “The View” Whoopi Goldberg attempted on Tuesday to compare and contrast (mainly compare) the fledgling administration of Donald Trump with the Taliban. Never mind that it’s the sort of analogy that sent the Left into a rage when the target was Barack Obama.

In the video, which follows, Goldberg posits:

We have had a leader who’s repeatedly demeaned women, wants to defund organizations that benefit women, callin’ on the media to shut up, specifically wants to give preferential treatment based on religion. Are these values really much different than the Taliban’s?

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If you’re saying to the media shut up — that’s what [the Taliban] do. Maybe they didn’t start out choppin’ people’s heads off, maybe they started out differently.Because we’re saying to people, here are our American values, and then we’re saying on the same token stuff that sounds exactly like the stuff we’re fighting.

The comment was greeted by applause from the studio audience.

It would be easy enough to take Goldberg’s “arguments” one at a time and demonstrate how they apply to Trump’s predecessor (Obama went much farther than just “callin’ on the media to shut up,” as Fox News’s James Rosen can attest) or have been spun to comport with her liberal world view. Her comment about defunding “organizations that benefit women,” for example, is obviously a reference to Planned Parenthood, which the new president has spoken of defunding because of its stance on abortion, especially the disposition of aborted fetuses.

Some outlets (think The Hill) have reported Goldberg’s remarks without comment or criticism. Others, including the much-in-the-headlines blogger Milo Yiannopoulos, pointed out the error of Goldberg’s ways…

 

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy is the Editor of LibertyUnyielding. He has written for HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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