Whoopi Goldberg balked at a joke about singer Taylor Swift doing more to stimulate the American economy than President Joe Biden has, insisting that people were “in better shape” now than they were four years ago.
Goldberg made the comments during Wednesday’s broadcast of “The View,” stressing the impact of voting on the economy and calling on the younger generations to get out and vote if they wanted to see changes.
Whoopi falsely claims "the truth" is the economy is better now than when Trump was president.
"We're in better shape than we were four years ago!"
And she snaps at a joke about Taylor Swift doing more for the economy than Joe Biden. pic.twitter.com/DPJtIVi6fj
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“Here’s the truth,” Goldberg began, talking specifically to co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin. “We’re in better shape than we were four years ago. We’re in better shape than we were, and people of your generation need to pay attention and see how we get this done.”
“Because while we are really appreciative of – are you X or G?” Goldberg asked Griffin.
“I’m a millennial,” Griffin replied with a laugh.
“Millennials. Well, all you young-uns out there, keep in mind that this is on you now,” Goldberg continued. “If you are 18 and over, this is in your lap as well. If you don’t like what you see, if you think people aren’t doing their job then get out there and vote. Regardless. If you don’t like what you’re seeing, now it’s in your lap.”
Co-host Joy Behar took that moment to interrupt, offering a brief shout-out to Swift and noting that especially in recent years, she had been very active in encouraging young people to get out and vote – and that she had an audience that amounted to one-third of the total population of the United States.
“She’s doing more for the economy than Joe Biden’s economic agenda, but that’s neither here nor there,” Griffin interjected, prompting laughter from the audience — but her joke was immediately panned by Goldberg.
“Um, I’m sorry, untrue. But that’s okay,” Goldberg said.