‘The View’ Co-Host Whoopi Goldberg Urges Judge to Impose $10 Million Fine on Donald Trump
In a recent episode of The View, Whoopi Goldberg, one of the co-hosts, sparked an intense discussion about the ongoing legal drama involving former President Donald Trump. In a declaration, she asked the New York judge to fine the former president an astounding $10 million for regularly breaking the gag order about his legal disputes.
Goldberg's demand for a hefty fine was sparked by Trump's recent $10,000 fine for breaking Judge Arthur Engoron's gag order, reports Entertainment Weekly. The order was put in place after Trump insulted a law clerk and even called the judge "very partisan" in an interview with reporters. The former president has been accused of fraud and inflating the value of his properties; the fines were just the most recent in a string of legal challenges.
Whoopi Goldberg said that the only thing that might make Trump reconsider breaking gag orders in the future would be a $10 million fine. She said, "He was fined when he disparaged a law clerk, but it didn't stop him from spewing more nonsense when he stomped out of the courtroom." Later on, The View audience laughed back in the studio as the show then played a clip of Trump exiting the courtroom and declaring that a "witness just admitted that we won the trial."
"What trial is he talking about? He has not won a trial. You know, every time we say something that is mistaken, 5 million people come down on us and go, 'You need to correct that.' I would like the judge to say, 'You know what, D? I think, from now on, every time you disparage or run over some other law or gag order we've put in, it's going to cost you $10 million,'" Goldberg said. "I feel like he thinks $10,000 doesn't mean anything, so he keeps doing it."
Was thinking similarly. $10,000 is nothing to him. And he’ll likely keep breaching his gag order if the fine stays small because it’s more ammo for him to say “look how hard this judge is going after me.” Watch him shut up real quick if it’s $10million a time!— Katie (@LuxMeaMundiAM) October 26, 2023
"But if you had to put your hand in your pocket and find a quick 10 million, I think he might shut up.” The legal expert on the show, Sunny Hostin, expressed her skepticism regarding Trump's capacity to afford such a hefty fine. Goldberg joked, "I think we should find out," in response. "Come on, judge! Fine him!"
The Trump legal drama has been unfolding for several months. In a landmark decision made in September, Judge Engoron determined that Trump and his business were accountable for deception in a case brought by Democratic Attorney General of New York, Letitia James. The main focus of the case is the accusation that Trump fabricated his wealth to mislead insurers and lenders and possibly avoid paying millions in interest on loans.
In his decision, the judge revoked several of Trump's business licenses and accepted allegations that he had misrepresented the worth of several real estate holdings, including the well-known Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
More from Inquisitr