Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s bombshell, two-hour CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey sparked heated conversations all over the world, and on Tuesday, March 9, the ladies of The View dove into a lively discussion about the Duchess and Duke of Sussex.
“I do not want to defend the monarchy,” the 36-year-old ranted. “I’m a red-blooded 100% American who celebrates freedom anyway I can and always, so being in a position where I’m supposed to defend the monarchy is uncomfortable.”
Seemingly going off on a tangent, the daughter of the late Arizona senator John McCain launch into a long-winded spiel about her love for the United States. She reminisced about how as kids, she and her siblings would pretend to be George Washington and the Continental Army crossing the Delaware River and attributed her passion for her country to her decision to name her daughter Liberty.
“I want to take this time to encourage all Americans to go to Mount Vernon and see why monarchies are stupid," she added. "The American experiment is the way to go, and if we have two American women, Meghan Markle and Oprah Winfrey, who are single-handedly finishing what George Washington and our revolutionary counterparts did, I’m all for it."
After a (long) moment of silence, her co-host Whoopi Goldberg makes a puzzling face, swallows, then finally says, “OK,” with a shake of the head. The deadpan reaction quickly went viral.
"It's 2021 and we are all Whoopi," comedian Justin Martindale tweeted. His post soon garnered over 26,000 retweets and nearly 147,000 likes as of Wednesday night.
"I am WHEEZING at this Whoopi Goldberg reaction to Meghan McCain," wrote another user.
Another user echoed the sentiment: "Whoopi Goldberg today – and every day – after Meghan McCain says something on The View."
Still, the conservative personality doubled down on her stance after Goldberg's reaction nearly broke the internet.
"I am extremely patriotic. I love the founding fathers. I don't know why this is shocking or confusing for anyone has met me for even five seconds..." she tweeted.