During a Fox News interview, anchor Brian Kilmeade asked Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke if liberals might one day demand that 9-11 memorials be taken down in the way that memorials are being taken down today. “Do you worry 100 years from now that someone’s going to try and take that memorial down like they’re trying to remake our memorials today?” Kilmeade asked.
The next day on The View, Whoopi Goldberg expressed her rage over Kilmeade’s question. “Victims, 9/11. Perpetrators, Confederacy. You understand the difference? When you see something that is put together to intimidate… and that is celebrating a group of people who decided that they wanted to fight for their right to own slaves. I think it’s kind of–– you can’t ––it’s beyond apples and oranges. Get a book, read a book, crack a book, read something,” argued Whoopi.
Whoopi Goldberg wasn’t prepared for what happened next. Later that afternoon Kilmeade fired back against Whoopi. Kilmeade clarified that he was talking about memorials in NYC, like of Columbus, that Bill De Blasio was thinking about tearing down.
“They are now putting a definer on the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC. They are now defiling the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. They are chopping off heads of Columbus who I don’t think fought in the Civil War but I gotta crack a book according to Whoopi Goldberg,” Kilmeade said.
“To put your values on people that lived 200 years ago, I think it shows the arrogance of our generation. What about all those people who thought it was perfectly okay for women not to vote? What about all those people… that thought it was perfectly okay for blacks to go to the back of the bus? Are they all horrible people? They’re brought up in a time where for some reason that was considered the norm,” said Kilmeade.