| November 07, 2019 11:52 AM
Updated Nov 07, 2019, 12:39 PM
The View’s Whoopi Goldberg defended co-host Joy Behar after Donald Trump Jr. accused her of previously wearing blackface during Thursday’s episode on the show.
The president’s son’s comments came after Behar brought up the president’s comments about grabbing women’s genitalia that was released prior to the 2016 presidential election.
“We have all done things that we regret. If we’re talking about bringing the discourse down, Joy. You have worn blackface,” Trump Jr. stated before being cut off by both Goldberg and Behar, who denied the allegation.
“No, I have not. I have not,” Behar retorted.
The president’s son then brought up Goldberg’s comments about Roman Polansky’s rape allegation, in which she said, “I know it wasn’t rape-rape. It was something else but I don’t believe it was rape-rape.
You want to bring this up? The question came up,” Goldberg argued.
“No, she was not in blackface,” she added, “sorry, being black, I recognize blackface.”
Behar has previously discussed a Halloween party she attended back when she was 29 in which she dressed as a “beautiful African woman,” and her costume included “makeup that was a little bit darker than my skin,” but added that it was her “actual hair.”
“Now that you’ve broken this piece of ice because I guess this is the fight you wanted,” Goldberg stated, before Trump Jr. interupted her. She then added, “Are you questioning my character?”
He said he wasn’t but added that she was questioning President Trump’s character, which she declined as well.