On Monday's The View on ABC, as the group discussed GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump making an issue of Hillary Clinton's treatment of women who had been assaulted or harassed by or had affairs with her husband, co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Paula Faris got into a heated debate in which Goldberg ranted in defense of Hillary Clinton, and at one pointed bizarrely seemed to blame women for trying to have affairs with Bill Clinton. Goldberg: "She didn't do anything. It was done against her. Those women had tried to have affairs with her husband, the married part of that twosome, you know?"
After co-host Joy Behar dismissively recalled that other Presidents have had affairs, Faris -- who also anchors Good Morning America on weekends -- brought up the sexual assault issue: "But there's a difference between having an affair and having people accuse you of sexual assault, and I think Hillary-"
Goldberg jumped in to claim that there was only one accusation of sexual assault: "One person, let's be clear. One person has accused him. If we're going to do this, let's do it correctly."
Apparently not realizing there have been other assault allegations, Faris let Goldberg's objection go and continued:
Right. Let's do it, but I just think Hillary is walking right into this trap. She's going on campuses and she's going to work places saying we have to take these victims of sexual assault seriously, and then you look at how it was handled back in the 1990s when you had, you know, women that came forward and said, "I had relations with him," you know there may have been-
Susie Essman -- best friend of Joy Behar who was appearing as a guest for "Best Friends Week" -- injected: "Relations and sexual assault are two different things."
Faris continued: "Well, let me finish. Women that said they were sexually assaulted, and they were destroyed. And Monica Lewinsky was called, quote, 'a narcissistic loony tune.' So the first instinct-"
Goldberg and Faris then got into a back and forth over why Hillary Clinton was "blaming the woman":
GOLDBERG: Has your husband ever cheated on you?
FARIS: The first instinct -- just a second -- the first instinct is to blame the woman. The first instinct is to blame the woman.
GOLDBERG: If you're the wronged woman, I'm sorry, she was married to him, okay?
FARIS: But why is she blaming the woman?
GOLDBERG: If you (censored with cut audio), she's going to come after you. That's just the way it is. That's just the way it is.
Moments later, as Goldberg complained that Trump was being hypocritical because of his own history of adultery, she accused women for being worthy of blame for trying to have affairs with Bill Clinton. Goldberg:
It's the pot calling not even the kettle -- the handle of the kettle black. Because she, I'm sorry, she didn't do anything. It was done against her. Those women had tried to have affairs with her husband, the married part of that twosome, you know?