“The View” co-hosts on Thursday debated whether Oprah and other celebrities should run for president. Check out the video below.
As Gossip Cop reported, Oprah is NOT running for president, but the possibility was raised in an interview, in which it was pointed out that, with Donald Trump as president, it’s clear governmental experience is not necessary. On the ABC talk show, Behar declared, somewhat jokingly, “I’d vote for her. And Gayle King as secretary of state.”
Whoopi Goldberg, however, was against the idea. “I will only vote for people from now on who have some semblance of how the government runs,” she said. “I get everyone wants to be a maverick. You can maverick your behind to the Constitution, and figure out how that works, and if that works with with what you want to do for the country, then you can do whatever you want to do.” then you can run. She added, “But you cannot come in and toss a stink bomb in the middle of the Constitution and think no one’s going to recognize it.”
Behar named a number of “showbiz politicians” — such as Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sunny Bono, and Sean Duffy — to point out that most of them are Republicans. Jedediah Bila defended Reagan as “someone who I think had a genuine interest in politics,” and noted, “I think the celebrity component sells right now in the Republican party.”
But Goldberg still wasn’t having it. “It’s always sold. For a long time, you had to be somebody who was popular. Then you had to be really good looking,” she complained. “It’s all og these crazy lines, but the bottom line is, you can be cute and you can be popular and all of that stuff, as long as you get how the country runs.” Sunny Hostin agreed, saying an understanding of the Constitution “should be a pre-requisite.”
Sara Haines also said of Republicans, “They’re a party of celebrities, but when the celebrities spoke out this election, the right didn’t want to hear from that.” NOTE: The video is no longer available.