‘The View’ co-host Whoopi Goldberg came to the defense of Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday’s show after the show’s crowd booed the former Trump administration official during her studio appearance .
The incident came as ‘The View’ panelist Sonny Hostin pressed Conway – who was on the show to promote her memoir ‘Here’s The Deal’ – to clarify whether she was okay with the former President Trump on the fact that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen”.
In response, Conway said it was “pretty obvious that Joe Biden is the president.” She added that she “wrote a lot in this book” that she was “the closest person” to telling Trump that he lost the race and that she was “broken.” [her] heart” to tell him the news.
“He should have won big. He had all these accomplishments, he comes up against a guy who’s stuck in the basement and you’re in the middle of a pandemic,” Conway added.
Conway’s quip drew a strong reaction from “The View” audiences, with many attendees bursting into boos.
The negative response prompted Goldberg to intervene on Conway’s behalf.
“Let me do something before I say anything else,” Goldberg said.
“Listen,” she added, addressing the crowd. “It’s The View and it’s her point of view and she talks about how she feels and what she knows. Please don’t boo her.
Some audience members cheered in response to Goldberg’s remarks.
“I think they’re booing Biden by staying in the basement,” Conway added.
Conway, 55, served as Trump’s campaign manager during his successful bid for the White House in 2016 and later became a senior adviser during his four years in office. She left her post in the Trump administration in August 2020.
In excerpts from her memoir reported by The Post, Conway detailed how her husband’s frequent use of Twitter to publicly criticize Trump strained their marriage.
Conway also described a feeling of “terror” when she learned that Taylor Lorenz, then a reporter for the New York Times, had compiled and posted her 15-year-old daughter Claudia’s TikToks that were critical of Trump.
Conway argued that Trump’s aides helped convince him he had won the 2020 election. She also criticized Trump’s 2020 campaign team for failing to win re-election while wasting a fortune in funds.
New York Post