Fox News host Brian Kilmeade is not one to absorb insults without striking back, particularly when they’re leveled at him by a liberal lightweight like Whoopi Goldberg claiming that he isn’t well-informed.
Brian had Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on his show and asked him about the 9/11 Memorial, “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?” Replied Zinke, “I’m one that believes we should learn from history, and I think our monuments are part of our country’s history. We can learn from it. And since we don’t put up statues of Jesus, everyone’s going to fall morally short, and I think reflecting on our history, both good and bad, is a powerful statement and part of our DNA.”
Apparently, this exchange triggered Whoopi, and she bashed Kilmeade on her show by saying, “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.”
Kilmeade returned fire on his radio show, retorting, “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.”
He continued, “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. But as a society, we kept getting better. We always keep improving. But you can’t say that Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are bad because you don’t agree with everything that they did.” Do you agree with Kilmeade? Listen below: