Whoopi: Presidents Insulted at WH Correspondents Dinner Don’t Retaliate: ‘That’s Not How That Works’

By Craig Bannister | April 25, 2019 | 10:43am EDT
Whoopi Goldberg (Screenshot)

Presidents and people close to them aren’t supposed to fight back when they’re insulted by “comedian” hosts at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, The View’s Whoopi Goldberg says.

On Wednesday's show, Co-Host Goldberg said that “Every president has taken it” – and so should Trump, or he shouldn’t be president, because “That’s not how that works”:

“If you’re in the public eye – somebody’s got something to say. Somebody will always crack on you. What you can’t do is go after them personally. You can’t go after their family. You can’t retaliate. That’s not how that works.

“If you can’t take it, you shouldn’t be in the job, because everybody is kicking your ass as president. It doesn’t matter what side you’re on. Every president has taken it, and taken it like champs. Every one of them."

At last year’s dinner, host Michelle Wolf hurled insults, not jokes, at White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders as Sanders sat politely in the audience as Wolf insulted both her physical appearance and character.




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