‘Sad’ to see a US president under indictment

Whoopi Goldberg is raising eyebrows again on “The View” — this time for her remarks inspired by the criminal case against former President Donald Trump.

The co-hosts of the long-running daytime talk show discussed Trump’s indictment on Tuesday, hours before he was arraigned in Manhattan.

Trump, 76, pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records.

Goldberg, 67, started the conversation by asking her colleagues: “How are you feeling about a historic day? You know, it’s sad, but I’m glad something’s happening.”

“It’s not sad. What’s sad?” Joy Behar, 80, quickly spat back.

Whoopi Goldberg says it’s ‘sad’ to see Donald Trump indicted
Whoopi Goldberg, 67, made the remarks on “The View,” which aired ahead of Trump’s arraignment on Tuesday.

“Well, I’m sad that, in that [it is] an American president,” Goldberg reasoned.

“But the fact that he’s being called in for questioning etcetera, and he’s being indicted because he’s committed certain crimes is not sad, that’s American justice,” Behar continued.

“It’s the first time in any of our lifetimes, and I don’t think any of us could have ever really imagined this,” Goldberg added, to which Sunny Hostin, 54, responded, “I imagined it.”

“With him, no … with other presidents,” Goldberg clarified.

The Post has contacted reps for “The View” for comment.

Former President Donald Trump appears in court for his arraignment on April 4 in New York.
Former President Donald Trump, 76, appears in court for his arraignment on Tuesday in New York.
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Goldberg has made several gaffes on the show.

On March 15, the newly glasses-free Goldberg issued an apology for using a racial slur on the show during a discussion about Trump and Stormy Daniels, referencing “people who still believe that he got gy—d somehow in the election.”

“You know, when you’re a certain age you use the words that you know from when you were a kid or you remember saying, and that’s what I did today — and I shouldn’t have,” Goldberg said in a video tweeted by the show’s official account.

Goldberg clarified her words about seeing a person who has served as US president being indicted in her lifetime.
Goldberg clarified her words about seeing a person who has served as US president being indicted in her lifetime.
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“I should have thought about it a little longer before I said it, and I didn’t. I should have said ‘cheated,’ and I used another word, and I’m really, really sorry,” she added.

“Gypsy” is commonly used to describe the Romani people, while the word Goldberg said is known to carry negative connotations for being defrauded, swindled and cheated.

In December, Goldberg apologized for stating the Holocaust was “not about race” — a claim she previously made and apologized for.

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