Whoopi Goldberg: 'You Deserve What You Get' if You Vote Trump

click to enlarge Whoopi Goldberg makes her stage debut in San Antonio June 24 at the Majestic Theater. - TIMOTHY WHITE
Timothy White
Whoopi Goldberg makes her stage debut in San Antonio June 24 at the Majestic Theater.

Comedian Whoopi Goldberg doesn’t mince words when it comes to her thoughts on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

“He is a racist,” Goldberg, 59, told the Current during a phone interview a couple weeks ago. “That’s the guy you want representing our country?! Are you out of your mind?!”

Goldberg, who is one of only 12 individuals to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award during their career, will make her stage debut in San Antonio at the Majestic Theater on June 24.

Unlike her hit daytime TV talk show The View, where she shares airtime with other female panelists, including Joy Behar, Candice Cameron Brue and Raven-Symoné, the tour she is bringing to the Alamo City is all about what is going on inside her head on a number of different topics.

While there is room in her stage show for commentary on lighter fare like social media, Goldberg doesn’t shy away from the upcoming general election between Trump and Hillary Clinton. She believes two groups are to blame for the quick rise of Trump over the last year: former Republican candidates and the media.

“If Jeb Bush had just said, ‘Who are you to be talking about my family?’ this would’ve never gone any further,” Goldberg said. “Somebody needed to stand up to him on Day One and get in his face. But nobody did, so now we got him.”

As for the media, Goldberg said objectivity went out the window as soon as Trump officially announced his candidacy last summer.

“The media is how he got here,” she said. “Everybody just put him on 24/7. They all thought it was entertainment, so they kept it going. I think it’s only recently that the media is realizing that he’s going to destroy them.”

In the next five months, Goldberg does not think she will get to ask Trump any questions or get him on The View as a guest while he is on the campaign trail. She doubts he would do it anyway.

“He doesn’t want to talk to me,” she said. “He’s called into The View before and I’ve tried to ask him a proper question and he didn’t have an answer. He’s not smart enough to have a conversation with. He sounds like a crazy man. That’s what I’m hoping people recognize.”

She also hopes Americans realize they are better off now than they were eight years ago at the end of George W. Bush’s administration.

“For eight years, [the Bush administration] said, ‘We’re not going to do shit for you,’” Goldberg said. “Now, your 401K is better than it was, unemployment is down, and you can get medical help. In spite of everything, [President Barack Obama] was able to do that. So now, they’re mad at [Hillary Clinton] because she’s a chick. She’s a chick who has more experience than anybody who’s run in the last 12 years. So, she can look at them and say, ‘Fuck you’ and I like that.”

Despite her allegiance to Clinton, Goldberg admits Trump could still win come November because of the anger he has generated from his base supporters. Now, they are everywhere.

“They’re popping up like mushrooms,” Goldberg said. “If you back [Trump], decide what that means for you. What does that say about you? If you take an idiot’s word about what’s going on, you deserve what you get.”

Whoopi Goldberg, $49.50-$215.00, Majestic Theater, 224 E. Houston St., (210) 226-5700, majesticempire.com.

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