On the The View Monday, co-host Whoopi Goldberg sounded the alarm about Donald Trump, imploring (liberal) voters to get out and vote to make sure he doesn't win. As for why Trump's ahead in the polls, Goldberg suggested it's all about his racial "fearmongering."

"He’s tapped into the white supremacists who have endorsed him," said Goldberg. "He’s tapped into a lot of folks whose idea of America is not America’s idea of America."

The comments came during a discussion about Trump's explosive first TV ad, in which he vows to take on radical Islam, reiterates his call for a temporary shutdown on Muslims entering the country, and pledges to the squash illegal immigration. The women on The View were clearly distressed by the ad.

"He’s tapped into the white supremacists who have endorsed him."

Whoopi Goldberg

"You know what concerns me most about the ad?" said guest co-host Sunny Hostin, a legal analyst for CNN. "It’s sort of fearmongering, and I think he has tapped into perhaps thousands or hundreds of thousands of people who are operating by fear and under fear—and that is really, really disconcerting. That shouldn’t be the country that we are."

Co-hosts Joy Behar and Raven-Symoné agreed. "It always works," said Behar, adding, "They use fear all the time in politics."

"A lot of Republicans are doing it right now," said Raven-Symoné, citing a Lindsey Graham and Chris Christie, and calling it "really sad."

Hostin brought the conversation back to Trump, who she said isn't "such a smart guy," just someone who's good at reading his audience. "I think he reads a crowd and he’s tapped into all of these people and they’re believing him," she said.

That's when Goldberg got rolling.

"He’s tapped into the white supremacists who have endorsed him," said Goldberg. "He’s tapped into a lot of folks whose idea of America is not America’s idea of America."

"Quite frankly, you want to fearmonger, okay, but you better call a spade a spade, man," Goldberg continued. "When you see terrorists, you better name them when you see them. Not just saying 'radical.' You need that word? Radical Islam, okay, yeah, there are radical Islamic terrorists. I think everyone has said it a million times. But what there also is is a lot of racists in the world, and we got to name them as well. I think, you know, this is still America. This is still America. This is a land where people come for a better life."

Trump's idea of America, said Goldberg, is taking us "backwards to the ’50 s and the ’40s is not a good way to go."

She then urged her liberal audience to "get out and vote" to make sure Trump and his retrograde ideas don't win.

"Quite frankly, I’m imploring everybody, get out and vote," she said. "I don’t care what your background is. ... Listen, be an Independent, be a Republican, be a Democrat. Get out there, make sure people are voting because the idea that we are building walls and pointing to a group of people and painting them with one brush, I've been there. We’ve all been there."

Despite the attempts by the media to marginalize Trump as a fringe figure, he's continuing to dominate the polls and draw massive crowds.

H/t Pam Key.