Whoopi Goldberg is not entirely sure what is going on with the Democratic National Committee’s email leak, but she is certain it’s not that big of a deal.
The View began Monday with a look at the scandal that is threatening to overshadow the message of unity Hillary Clinton and Democrats hope to display at the party’s convention in Philadelphia. If Goldberg had read up on the details of the hacked emails and their significance, it was not entirely apparent.
At first, the show’s moderator had more questions than answers: “What exactly did they see in these emails?”
The message getting the most attention is one in which the DNC’s CFO Brad Marshall questioned Bernie Sanders’s Jewish faith, suggesting that he might be a secret atheist and wondering how they could get the media to report that story.
“So is that normal email stuff?” Goldberg asked. “What do staffers write to each other?”
Co-host and Fox News contributor Jedediah Bila explained to Goldberg that the DNC is supposed to be “impartial” when it comes to the Democratic Primary. “Bernie Sanders said this all along, in the beginning,” she remarked. “He said, I feel like the DNC is against me and siding with Hillary Clinton and these emails show that’s exactly what was happening.”
A few more minutes into the discussion, Goldberg was still trying to figure out whether the emails came from Hillary Clinton’s campaign or the Democratic Party. When Joy Behar explained that they were internal communications within the DNC, Goldberg said, “So this is like the Sony emails,” referring to the hack on Sony Pictures in 2014, “because this is people talking to each other.” She said it sounded like the “same thing” we’ve seen in the Republican Party and clarified that, as far as we know, Hillary Clinton herself was “not involved” in these discussions.
Later in the segment, Goldberg made the case that regardless of what we are seeing from this latest Clinton-related scandal, she is still worlds better than Donald Trump. “I don’t always like everything she does,” she said, “but I will tell you she has never said about anybody I know, anybody of a different color—she’s never ever been a racist pig.”
Goldberg added that she laughed when she heard that Nicholas Kristof’s New York Times column over the weekend asked the question, “Is Donald Trump a Racist?”
“You know, I don’t like everything about everybody,” she said of the presidential candidates. “But if you can say in this arena as an American citizen, I want everybody who is an American citizen to feel like this is their country, too. Everybody.”