Whoopi Goldberg and the women of "The View" have no time for the "ridiculousness" one Fox News host spewed on 9/11, comparing memorials for 9/11 victims to statues of Confederate military leaders.
When speaking with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday, "Fox & Friends" host Brian Kilmeade asked his guest if he worries "that 100 years from now someone is going to take that memorial down like they are trying remake our memorials today?" The question generated huge backlash on social media.
"Let's go from hypocritical to downright dumb," Goldberg said, setting up the topic after the women had talked about Ted Cruz's porn gaffe earlier in the show.
"Here's the ridiculousness of it," she continued, explaining how 9/11 monuments honored "victims," while Confederate statues honor "perpetrators."
"You understand the difference? These were victims at 9/11, no one's going to move that memorial," she continued. "When you see something that is put together to intimidate and is celebrating a group of people who decided they're going to fight for their right to own slaves, it's beyond apples and oranges. Get a book, read something."
After Goldberg asked if Kilmeade is "just dumb," Whoopi's co-host and former Fox News employee Jedediah Bila chimed in.
"I can't answer why he does it. I think there was a way, if you wanted to make an argument about a slippery slope, you can't bring in 9/11," she said. "I think people who are on TV, I think you have a responsibility to not do stupid stuff like this. You can make mistakes, everybody makes mistakes, but this is so ridiculous of a correlation that you do bear some responsibility to not only apologize but stop doing stuff like this."
Goldberg then invited Kilmeade onto the show if he ever wanted to hash it out further.
"Bri, if you ever want to come sit with us, we'll be happy to host you at the table," she said. "We'll tell you to your face when you think, so come on over."