On Saturday, appearing on CNN’s The Axe Files, Whoopi Goldberg, the loquacious co-host of ABC’s The View who normally has no problem speaking everything on her mind, revealed there’s one thing she can’t say: “President Trump.”
Goldberg was being interviewed by former Barack Obama advisor David Axelrod when she spoke of her inability to utter Trump’s name in conjunction with the word “president.” The exchange went like this:
Goldberg: We still have so much to do right now. I mean, we still have 16 women who are accusing the man in charge.
Axelrod: You never say his name?
Goldberg: I don’t.
Goldberg: I can’t.
Axelrod: It’s only one syllable.
Goldberg: I know. I know.
Axelrod: Do you think it somehow honors him to use his name?
Goldberg: In conjunction with that word, yeah.
Axelrod: You mean president.
Axelrod: But you recognize that he is the president?
Goldberg: He’s there. But listen, this is the first time where I can’t wrap my mind around this, and that people felt the need to put this in. So yeah, I know people don’t like that I don’t do it. I’m fine with that. There’s lots of stuff I do people don’t like.
Goldberg has no problem addressing Trump by another name, as seen here:
Video of Goldberg with Axelrod below, starting at 5:40: