There's no denying that the political climate in the U.S. is very tense at the moment.
While most people are trying to remain civil with each other, regardless of what party they align with, it seems like not everyone is as tolerant.
The divide among the population is evident in many ways, especially on social media and television.
This week, The View's Whoopi Goldberg and guest Jeanine Pirro are prime examples of just how bad things can get just because they have different political opinions.
While appearing on the daytime talk show, Pirro, who hosts Fox News' Justice with Judge Pirro, said Goldberg suffers from "Trump Derangement Syndrome."
The syndrome, which was coined by President Trump himself, is described by CNN as the "knee-jerk opposition from liberals (and Never Trumpers) to anything and everything Trump does."
Some people HATE the fact that I got along well with President Putin of Russia. They would rather go to war than see this. It’s called Trump Derangement Syndrome!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 18, 2018
Goldberg wasn't too pleased with this remark, and as a result, launched into a tirade.
I don’t have Trump Derangement… let me tell you what I have. I am tired of people starting a conversation with Mexicans are liars and rapists, Goldberg said. Listen, I’m 62-years-old, there’ve been a lot of people in office that I haven’t agreed with, but I have never, ever seen anything like this.
She continued, I have never seen anybody whip up such hate. I’ve never seen anybody be so dismissive. And clearly you don’t watch the show, so you don’t know that I don’t suffer from that. What I suffer from is the inability to figure out how to fix this.
The Corrina, Corrina actress tried to move on by bringing up another topic, but Pirro wasn't ready to end the argument until she could say her piece.
“You know what’s horrible? When people who shouldn’t be here end up murdering the children of American citizens,” Pirro told Goldberg.
This triggered another harsh reaction from Goldberg, who ended up wrapping up the interview.
"Say goodbye!" she screamed. "Goodbye! I’m done!"
After the commercial break, Goldberg addressed the viewers about losing her cool, admitting that she was "not proud of it."
Welcome back. So, you saw me do something that I rarely do, I rarely lose my cool. I’m not proud of it, I don’t like it. But, I also don’t like being accused of being hysterical, because that’s one of the things I try not to be on this show. So. Have a great day.
People reported that sources close to the show noticed that there was tension from the moment Pirro walked into the studio. She was allegedly unhappy about a lot of things, including the fact that CNN commentator Ana Navarro was the guest co-host.
"[Pirro] was yelling at one of 'The View' producers before the show and was upset with her own team from the start,” the source revealed.
They added that Pirro taped two segments before "she ripped off her microphone" and walked away, noting that the entire experience was "exactly what I thought this was going to be."
"She could have walked off the stage and continued to exit the studio but instead she walked by Whoopi and pointed a finger in her face and said, 'I’ve done more for victims than you ever will,'" the insider added.
Apparently, Goldberg tried to make amends by reaching out to Pirro after the show, but her efforts were futile.
However, there are two sides to every story, and according to Pirro's account, a lot more than pointing fingers happened backstage.
After the episode of The View she was on aired, Pirro went on The Sean Hannity Show and talked about her encounter with Goldberg in detail.
"I went on thinking that we would have a discussion about the book. The truth is that it was an attack on Donald Trump and then on me,” Pirro explained. "I sat there as Whoopi Goldberg pontificated about how horrible Donald Trump was and at one point I said, 'You know, I’m here to talk about the book,' and then she went ballistic. She ended the session, she said, 'That’s it, I’m done.'"
Pirro admitted to telling Goldberg that she "fought for victims" her whole life, and things escalated from there on.
The judge alleged that Goldberg started screaming insults at her, "literally spitting at me, 'F you, get the F out of this building."
“She was screaming at me and I’m walking out of the building like a dog who was just ticked off. So forget about what she did to me on set, which was horrific in itself, but the treatment by Whoopi Goldberg is typical of what is going on in this country," Pirro added.
While Pirro has been vocal with what took place, Goldberg has yet to make any more comments about the unfortunate and awkward incident.
I sincerely hope this kind of spat does not happen on TV again because when most people tune into a show, they're hoping to watch something that takes their mind off of stressful things like politics. If people want drama, there are many reality shows that serve up plenty of it.
Do you think these women were wrong to behave like this on TV? Let us know!