Whoopi Goldberg on Trump Firing Comey: 'Feels Like a Coup'
On "The View" on Thursday, co-host Whoopi Goldberg said President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey "feels like a coup."
“Does this feel like a coup to anybody? It feels like a coup," Goldberg said. "First, the whole Justice Department got, everybody got gutted, all the things got gutted. It just feels — and he got all the generals — it feels kind of coup-y.”
Joy Behar agreed and said she was also infuriated by Trump meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister and ambassador on Wednesday, with only Russian state media present.
“Guess who’s missing from that room? The American press,” Behar said to cheers from the audience. “This is treason to me. This is un-American, unpatriotic. Americans should be furious.”
Goldberg said Americans should be less focused on who's being fired and who's being hired, who's staying and who's leaving. She said the real focus should be on the investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia, and who is leading that probe.
Watch "The Five" discuss the ongoing "media meltdown" over Trump's firing of Comey.