- WHOOPI: No, no. 98% of it was positive, Newt.
By Kristine Marsh | NewsBusters
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich appeared on Tuesday’s The View where he was grilled by the panel on Comey, the media and Trump. The liberal hosts constantly tried to pin him in a corner but Gingrich kept his cool, even after the hosts denied basic facts regarding Clinton’s email investigation. Finally the interview ended with host Whoopi Goldberg making a ridiculous assertion, based on absolutely nothing, about Trump’s relationship with the media.
….After disruption ensued at the table, Whoopi raised her hand and claimed that before Trump was elected, the media actually loved him. After Gingrich denied that the media’s coverage was all positive, Whoopi made up a ridiculous claim that “98 percent” of Trump’s coverage had been positive:
WHOOPI: So, do you mean, because I recall and maybe I’m crazy, but I recall from the time the gentleman came down the escalator until the time he won, he was 24/7 on every television on every network forcing– making one of the head of the networks saying, ‘yeah, it wasn’t good for America but it was great for us.’ It was all positive until people started asking questions. Now —
GINGRICH: It wasn’t all positive!
SUNNY HOSTIN: It was live coverage of Donald Trump was saying.
WHOOPI: I’m sorry, I —
GINGRICH: It was all noisy but it wasn’t all positive.
WHOOPI: No, no. 98% of it was positive, Newt.
BILA: No, I disagree with that…
[to Bila] I know you disagree with it but I don’t care. I know what I saw. [throws hands up in the air]