Whoopi Goldberg apologizes for statements on ‘The View’ about Turning Point USA organization – Boston News, Weather, Sports

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(CNN) – Whoopi Goldberg has apologized for her statements on “The View” about the conservative organization Turning Point USA.

On Monday’s episode of “The View,” the recent Turning Point USA Student Action Summit in Florida was discussed. Neo-Nazi protesters showed up outside the conference and Goldberg called the group an “accomplice”.

In response, Turning Point USA sent a cease and desist letter to ABC, claiming “defamatory statements”.

“The View” co-host Sara Haines read an apology on behalf of the show on Wednesday.

“We want to clarify that these protesters were assembled outside of the event and were not invited or endorsed by Turning Point USA,” she said.

“Turning Point USA security attempted to remove the neo-Nazis from the area but were unable to as they were on public property. Additionally, Turning Point USA wanted us to clarify that this was a Turning Point USA summit and not a Republican Party event,” Haines said.

Goldberg issued his own apology on Friday, saying, “In Monday’s conversation on Turning Point USA, I put the young people at the conference in the same category as the protesters outside. And I don’t like it when people make assumptions about me, and it’s not better when I make assumptions about other people, which I did. So my bad. I am sorry.”

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