Donald Trump's latest travel ban ignited a heated debate on "The View" Thursday, a day after it was shot down by two federal judges.
The proposed ban -- an update on the president's original executive order -- would have banned travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the US for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days. The latest version removed Iraq from the list, exempted those with green cards and visas, and removed a clause that arguably favored one religion over others.
And while that satisfied "The View" co-host Jedediah Bila, the rest of the women on the panel weren't having it this morning, fully supporting the new ruling.
"You cant just get rid of people because you don't like their religion, their skin color. We took care of that, D," Goldberg said during Thursday's "Hot Topics" segment.
"This is a Muslim ban and the reason it's a Muslim ban is because you said it was," added Sunny Hostin. "What you look at is what the intent is behind it. When they told everyone that that was the intent, why didn't they think the judges would believe them?
"Because they're stupid," deadpanned Joy Behar.
After saying she had "a problem" with the original executive order, Bila then explained why she thought Trump's revision was in the clear.
"I don't have a problem with this because it's 6 specific countries. There are plenty of Muslim majority counties though that are not included in this," she said. "Countries like Saudi Arabia, the United States government cooperates with them on screening for Islamic terrorism."
"That's where the terrorists came from Jed, 9/11, that's where they came from," Hostin shot back.
Both Goldberg and Hostin then said it's the intent of the ban that matters, adding they don't think much has changed in that department from when it the executive order was labeled a "Muslim ban."
"He may have rewritten it, but he hasn't changed the content of it," said Goldberg.
"When you look at these executive orders, you don't just look at the four corners. Reading intent, what do you look at? This is a Muslim banned dressed in a national security dress," added Hostin.
"I have no idea what his intent is," said Bila. "I believe that this language in this particular order protects people from Muslim-majority nations where those countries have proper vetting. It does not protect people where it is not properly vetted."
But Goldberg wasn't having it.
"You can't just walk into America. It's a two and a half year process. Those are the people that he stopped, he stopped people who actually did the work. That's the problem," she said. "I know it's semantics. When I'm not sure what you're saying, there's a problem. And basically what he's saying is these people in these countries can't come here. That's like saying all black people love chicken."