(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) Panelists on The View often disapprove of President Donald Trump’s policies and rhetoric, but today they mocked him personally.
Whoopi Goldberg, while discussing how Trump came to his decision on transgender military personnel, asked, “Is it because this is a person who has never been in the military and doesn’t understand that people in the military are not thinking about sex? They’re actually thinking about fighting when stuff comes up.
“Trump had bone spurs, he couldn’t serve,” Joy Behar said mockingly.
“Did he get five deferments?” Sunny Hostin asked. “He got five deferments.”
“I believe Limbaugh had some sort of a boil on his behind,” Behar said. “They all have something.”
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Jedediah Bila, the self-described conservative libertarian on the program, brought the panelists back on topic.
“My instinct is always to say: ‘This is the military. I want the strongest; I want the best. I don’t care if that’s a woman, a man, a transgender person. If you can fit the requirements and you can defend and protect my nation, then I’m behind you. I support you 100 percent,” Bila said.
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Goldberg compared the Trump administration’s new transgender policy to segregation.
“This is, almost to the letter, with the exception of medical, it’s the same b.s. that kept the military segregated,” she said.
Later in the show she continued the comparison.
“I can’t accept, unless you tell me this person I don’t feel can defend me while I’m fighting, that’s one thing,” Goldberg said. “Because you’re saying this guy next to me, I don’t think he’s the soldier I need him to be.
“This is the same exact argument they used. They said white men would not want to take orders from a black person.”
Bila tried to stick to the policy decision.
“The Department of Defense has these medical standards, and they say that the person needs to be free of medical conditions that would require excessive time lost from duty for necessary treatment or hospitalization,” Bila said. “So they’re saying this isn’t the same thing as a gay person or a lesbian serving because this involves surgeries and expenses that then fall to taxpayers.”