Whoopi Goldberg Tells Stacey Abrams: ‘I’d Rather You Just Ran For President’

Actress Whoopi Goldberg attends the grand opening Of SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Robin Williams Center on October 5, 2016 in New York City. Politician Stacey Abrams attends The Hollywood Reporter's Power 100 Women in Entertainment at Milk Studios on December 11, 2019 in Hollywood, California.
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Whoopi Goldberg threw her support behind Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, while admitting she can’t vote in the state, and said she’d prefer to see the Democrat “run for president” rather than governor.

During an interview Goldberg posted on Instagram on Wednesday, Abrams and “The View” co-host talked about all the reasons they said people should pick her over incumbent Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. According to the latest poll from the University of Georgia, Kemp is currently ahead of Abrams with 51% to 41% of likely voters surveyed choosing the Republican.

“Tracy, Election Day is November 8th,” Goldberg said, misstating Abrams’ first name. “You’re the best person for this job. I think. I mean, I just, I’d rather you just ran for president. But I’ll take you as governor, first. Let’s start there.”

As Whoopi was making this statement, Abrams started waving her hands apparently waving off this idea — which would pit her against President Joe Biden, who has said he’s running again in 2024, as The Daily Wire previously reported.



Earlier in the show, Abrams blasted Kemp for reportedly calling her an “angry black woman,” before she corrected herself and claimed the governor actually called her “angry and mad.”

Abrams claimed that every “racist and sexist” trope has been thrown at her because she’s getting close to catching Kemp.

“The View” co-host then talked about a movie she just made about Emmitt Till, as she explained that everyone’s suffering from “systemic racism,” including white women.

“And it is insane to me when you watch what systemic racism looks like,” Goldberg said. “And then you realize that everyone is now starting to suffer from this. Whether you are LGBTQ. Whether you are Asian. Whether you are white and a woman. Whether you are … it doesn’t matter.”

“Everyone is starting to be affected by what we call systemic racism,” she added. “I don’t know what to call it when that trope goes out and starts to effect everyone.”

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