Whoopi Likens Gays Meeting with Mike Pence to Jews Meeting a Nazi

February 11th, 2018 12:03 PM

On Thursday's The View show, during a discussion of reports that gay Olympic skater Adam Rippon had turned down the opportunity to meet with Vice President Mike Pence because of his views on gay rights, co-host Whoopi Goldberg at one point defended the decision by suggesting that meeting with Pence would be like a Jew having a meeting with a Nazi.

Goldberg brought up Vice President Pence and filled in viewers: "A past controversy of his is coming back to bite him right square on the face because openly gay Olympic skater Adam Rippon reportedly declined an invite to sit with the VP because Pence says he funded gay conversion therapy in the past which Pence says is not true."

She then asked: "But should they have a sit-down -- should they sit down to talk with this gentleman who doesn't even sort of recognize him as a person?"

After co-host Joy Behar joked about gay conversion therapy, Goldberg got back in and likened Vice President Pence to Nazis as she added: "I think it would be like asking a Jewish person to sit down and understand where the Nazi is coming from. I think that would be a difficult thing."