(Slay News) – “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg has caved and issued a direct personal apology after trying to smear a group of conservative students as “Neo-Nazis.”
Goldberg’s smear job against Turning Point USA on Monday backfired and caused national outrage.
As Slay News previously reported, Turning Point USA demanded an apology and a retraction from “The View” co-hosts in a cease and desist letter on Tuesday.
Yesterday they offered a weak apology that left many dissatisfied.
Co-host Sara Haines said: “So on Monday we talked about the fact that were openly Neo-Nazi demonstrators outside the Florida student action summit of the Turning Point USA group.
“We want to make clear that these demonstrators were gathered outside the event and that they were not invited or endorsed by Turning Point USA.
“A Turning Point USA spokesman said the group, quote, ‘100 percent condemns those ideologies,’ and said Turning Point USA security tried to remove the Neo-Nazis from the area but could not because they were on public property.
“Also, Turning Point USA wanted us to clarify that this was a Turning Point USA summit and not a Republican Party event.
“So we apologize for anything we said that may have been unclear on these points,” Haines said.
UPDATE: The View issues new statement on their TPUSA lies
What do you think?
I say not good enough. Whoopi doesn’t get away with this that easypic.twitter.com/Aan7B6Zwuh
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 27, 2022
The conservative group responded by saying the apology dell flat and didn’t go far enough, saying:
“Whoopi is the one who said it.
“She should be the one to offer the apology.”
Today Whoopi Goldberg finally came clean and apologized for her comments.
“I put the young people at the conference in the same category as the protesters outside and I don’t like it when people make assumptions about me and it’s not any better when I make assumptions about other people which I did,” she said.
“My bad. I’m sorry,” Goldberg added.
Round Two: Whoopi Goldberg make ANOTHER retraction of her irresponsible and disparaging comments against the students who attended Turning Point USA's event last weekend.
"It's not any better when I make assumptions about other people, which I did. So, my bad. I'm sorry." pic.twitter.com/BTLzbnSZVg
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) July 28, 2022
Turning Point USA sent a letter to ABC that said:
“The false statements of fact intentionally made during The View’s July 25th segment were unquestionably harmful to TPUSA’s reputation and brought the organization and its student affiliates into disrepute with the public, potential donors, and current and future business partners, posing a significant financial loss to the organization.
“The View hosts intentionally and falsely associated TPUSA with neo-Nazi protestors outside the event placing TPUSA in denigrating and false light and negatively impacting its public perception.
“Such action will not be tolerated.
“Specifically, The View hosts insidiously and cavalierly stated that TPUSA ‘let [neo-Nazis] in’ to its SAS event, metaphorically ‘embrase[d] them’ [sic] and that neo-Nazis were ‘in the mix of people.’
“The assertion that TPUSA is complicit or affiliated in any way with the neo-Nazi protesters outside the event is outlandish, false, defamatory, and disgraceful.
“Even after Ms. Haines reluctantly read the TPUSA statement that it condemns the group of neo-Nazis and that the group had nothing to do with TPUSA, its event, or its student attendees, Ms. Goldberg continues the false tirade against TPUSA, asserting that somehow the organization and its attendees were ‘complicit’ and/or associated with the outside protest.
“To be abundantly clear, TPUSA aggressively and completely condemns the ideologies of neo-Nazism and has zero connection to the protestors outside the event,” the letter said.
“Since these individuals were located on public property, TPUSA security attempted to, but was not permitted to remove them.”