The View’s Whoopi Goldberg tears into Donald Trump for defending Jan 6 rioters – saying


  • Whoopi Goldberg disagreed with Donald Trump as he called the January 6 rioters ‘hostages’ on the anniversary of the capital attack  
  • Goldberg said they should be referred to as ‘prisoners’ instead  
  • Biden and Trump both spoke about the anniversary while on the campaign trail this weekend 

The View‘s Whoopi Goldberg tore into former President Donald Trump for defending the January 6 Capitol rioters.

‘They broke the law, they went to jail, that’s how it works in this country,’ Goldberg said on Monday’s episode.

Goldberg responded to Trump’s recent comments that called for the release of those convicted as the former president called them ‘hostages’ and said they ‘have suffered enough.’

‘They are not hostages, they are prisoners, and not prisoners of war because this country wasn’t at war until you showed up,’ the co-host said.  

Joe Biden and Trump both spoke about the anniversary while on the campaign trail over the weekend as they shared strong, opposing views on the violent incident that killed five people. Biden described it as the day that ‘we nearly lost America.’

The View 's Whoopi Goldberg tore into former President Donald Trump for defending the January 6 Capitol rioters

The View ‘s Whoopi Goldberg tore into former President Donald Trump for defending the January 6 Capitol rioters

Goldberg responded to Trump's recent comments that called for the release of those convicted as the former president called them 'hostages' and said they 'have suffered enough'

Goldberg responded to Trump’s recent comments that called for the release of those convicted as the former president called them ‘hostages’ and said they ‘have suffered enough’

Goldberg then turned to her fellow co-hosts at the table and asked them what they thought about Trump’s comments on the riot. 

Alyssa Farah Griffin, who was once the White House Director of Strategic Communications while Trump was in office, said she was not at the riot, but was ‘watching it in real time.’

‘I think it’s a shame and that is why I am engaging in the primary because I want to see Donald Trump stopped in his tracks, ‘ Griffin said. 

She added if Trump were to win the 2024 election then it ‘could spell, frankly, the last election in our lifetime.’ Supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol on January 6 as congress was getting ready to certify the 2020 election vote. 

A day after the violent riot Officer Brian Sicknick suffered a stroke a died after he  confronted rioters during the attack. 

Sandra Garza, Sicknick’s longtime partner before his death, last year launched a suit against Trump and two Capitol rioters – Julian Khater and George Tanios – over the officer’s death.

Federal Judge Mehta has since dismissed part of the wrongful death lawsuit against the former president, but has permitted other parts of the suit to move forward.    

Mehta decided to continue with the allegation that the former president, Khater and Tanios engaged in a conspiracy to ‘violate civil rights.’ 

The riots followed months of false claims by Trump and his allies that the election had been rigged against him.

Timothy Heaphy, a former U.S. attorney, told the Times how he believed the country came close to losing democracy itself on that day.

On January 6, a mass of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building and five people were killed

On January 6, a mass of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building and five people were killed

New details have emerged in the investigation of the riot and claimed that Trump 'wasn't interested' in doing anything to stop his supporters that day

New details have emerged in the investigation of the riot and claimed that Trump ‘wasn’t interested’ in doing anything to stop his supporters that day

A day after the violent riot Officer Brian Sicknick suffered a stroke a died after he confronted rioters during the attack

A day after the violent riot Officer Brian Sicknick suffered a stroke a died after he confronted rioters during the attack

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that most new damning details emerging about Donald Trump on January 6 are from Republicans and allies

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that most new damning details emerging about Donald Trump on January 6 are from Republicans and allies

‘Trump exhausted every legal avenue available to him to overturn the election- every one,’ Biden said over the weekend. 

‘But the legal path just took trump back to the truth, that I won the election and he was a loser.’ 

In other recent news, new details from that day have emerged as Special Counsel Jack Smith continues with his investigation, claiming that Trump ‘wasn’t interested’ in doing anything to stop his supporters from rioting at the Capitol that day. 

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to the new detail on Sunday in an interview on ABC that the damning testimony is ‘overwhelmingly coming from the Republicans.’

The California Democrat was Speaker of the House at the time of the riot and helped lead probes into Trump both during and following his departure from office.

Trump is facing 91 federal charges for attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election results and some states are making rulings that attempt to keep him off their 2024 ballots for ‘engaging in insurrection.’ 



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