Whoopi Goldberg Refuses To Say The Word ‘Gun’ On ‘The View’

Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor

Whoopi Goldberg refused to say the word “gun” on Tuesday’s episode of ABC’s “The View” and earned herself some snark from co-host Meghan McCain.

Goldberg was talking about President Donald Trump potentially committing treason when she invoked the phrase “smoking gun” — however, she refused to say “gun” and instead went with “smoking flute.”

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McCain later questioned Goldberg about the omission, and Goldberg explained that she was trying to be respectful to Republican Rep. Steve Scalise, who was a guest on the show.

“I know that I’ve been promised many times before, including on this very show, that we had it — that we did have a smoking gun — and I will still say ‘gun’ on national television,” McCain said, in a rebuke of Goldberg using “smoking flute.”

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“I’m sorry, the reason I didn’t say ‘gun’ was because Steve Scalise was coming on, and I didn’t want anybody to misunderstand the joke. That’s why I didn’t do it, just so we’re clear,” Goldberg replied. “You’re allowed to, it was just me, trying to, you know, be respectful.”

McCain replied sassily, “Well, a few days ago there was something brought up about guns … so I don’t know what the line is today.”

Goldberg reiterated that she was just trying to be “thoughtful” to Scalise.

Scalise was shot and nearly killed during a GOP congressional baseball practice last June and joined “The View” on Tuesday to discuss his recovery and his new book, “Back In The Game.”

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