‘Get the f*** out of the building!’
WHOOPI Goldberg exploded at Trump supporter Judge Jeanine Pirro in a fiery on-screen argument on Thursday night that became even more heated behind the scenes.
The actor reportedly screamed "Get the f*** out of this building!" at her guest backstage, after the pair became embroiled in a furious row over Donald Trump on ABC show The View.
Their clash began when Pirro praised Donald Trump for lowering the unemployment rate for Hispanics and African-Americans, and Whoopi and co-host Sunny Hostin said the credit should go to former president Barack Obama.
The Justice with Judge Jeanine host accused the pair of suffering from "Trump Derangement Syndrome."
Whoopi fired back: "I don't have Trump derangement, let me tell you what I have.
"I am tired of people starting a conversation with, 'Mexicans are liars and rapists'. Listen, I'm 62 years old, there have been a lot of people in office that I don't agree with, but I have never ever seen anything like this.
"I've never seen anyone whip up such hate, I've never seen anyone be so dismissive and clearly you don't watch this show, so you don't know that I don't suffer from that. What I suffer from is the inability to figure out how to fix this, that's my issue."
The judge replied: "You know what's horrible? When people who shouldn't be here end up murdering the children of American citizens!"
The Sister Act star had had enough. "What is horrible is when the president of the United States whips up people to beat the hell out of people … Say goodbye. I'm done!"
And the fireworks went off again with the cameras off.
When the two crossed paths backstage, a source told the New York Post: "Jeanine tried telling her she's fought for victims her whole life … Whoopi got in her face and said that they've known each other a long time, but still, 'F**k you, get the f**k out of this building!' Jeanine looked stunned."
Another source told the Post: "Jeanine could have walked by her. There was one more segment to do. She could have walked by her easily, she put her finger in her face and said, 'I've done more for abused women than you will ever do' and that's when Whoopi said, 'You and I have never had a problem,' before everything else was said."
Pirro later told The Sean Hannity Show that she thought Whoopi's behaviour was "horrific", and the way she was treated was "typical of what is going on in this country".
"The left, they invite you on to talk, they then won't let you talk, they throw you off the show and then they throw you out of the building," she said.
But the The View host told DailyMail.com she only told Pirro to leave after the judge used a vulgar term to describe the women on the show.
Whoopi would not reveal the word, but a production source told the Mail Pirro stared at the hosts as she left the stage and said: "Those c**ksuckers."
The source said Pirro tore off her microphone pack and hurled it at a crew member.
The ABC show's producers and Whoopi have reportedly reached out to Pirro to have a conversation about what happened.
Representatives declined to comment.
Whoopi apologised to the audience for the on-air blow-up, saying, "You saw me do something I very rarely do … I very rarely lose my cool and I'm not proud of it. I don't like it.
"But I also don't like being accused of being hysterical because that is one of the things I try not to be on this show."