Trump Jr. slams Whoopi Goldberg for defending "actual child rapist" Polanski after she says his sons have "abusive tendencies"
Trump Jr. called Goldberg's insinuations "sick" and condemned her for defending a child rapist instead, referring to the disgraced film director Roman Polanski.
President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., slammed comedian Whoopi Goldberg on Twitter on Wednesday for implying that his three sons are possibly prone to "abusive tendencies."
Trump Jr. called her insinuations "sick" and condemned her for defending a child rapist instead, referring to disgraced film director Roman Polanski.
"@WhoopiGoldberg when your political views are so warped that you 1. Defend a child rapist cuz they agree with you, while 2. attacking children whose parents don't, it may be time to seek professional help," Trump Jr. tweeted Wednesday. "Truly sick."
.@WhoopiGoldberg when your political views are so warped that you 1. Defend a child rapist cuz they agree with you, while 2. attacking children whose parents don’t, it may be time to seek professional help. Truly sick.— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 3, 2018
Golberg made the insinuation while talking to conservative commentator Abby Huntsman. The duo was discussing Trump Jr.'s concerns over how he fears that the #MeToo era will negatively impact his children, particularly his three sons.
Trump Jr was referring to the sexual assault allegations against his father's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Trump Jr., in an interview with Daily Mail TV on Monday, had said: "I've got boys and I've got girls, and when I see what's going on right now, it's scary." When he was asked whether he was more concerned about his sons or his daughters during this era, he replied with: "Right now, I would say my sons," suggesting that they could be falsely accused of sexual assault.
DON JR WORRIED ABOUT SONS IN #METOO ERA: Donald Trump Jr. says he is more concerned about the perceived threat posed to his sons than to his daughters, in light of the number of women alleging sexual misconduct of powerful men. The co-hosts react. https://t.co/Qode1TiWHJ pic.twitter.com/vsuZ2PLGke— The View (@TheView) October 2, 2018
Goldberg, outraged by Trump Jr. statement, responded with bold accusations against his sons, saying: "You only worry about this for your child if you think that your child has these tendencies. If your child is not someone that's assaulting people, it shouldn't be a concern," the 'Color Purple' actress had said on Tuesday.
While Huntsman added to the dialogue, saying it wasn't necessarily true, saying: "What I think a lot of people are concerned about today is that you can be accused when you've been raised the right way, when you did nothing in that situation, we have countless examples where that has happened."
Trump Jr also called out the Academy Award winner's defense of Polanski in subsequent tweets, recalling her infamous "rape-rape" remark.
"@WhoopiGoldberg, instead of insinuating that my sons are potential future abusers, you might want to explain why you defended actual child rapist Roman Polanski?" the president's eldest son tweeted.
.@WhoopiGoldberg, instead of insinuating that my sons are potential future abusers, you might want to explain why you defended actual child rapist Roman Polanski?— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 2, 2018
“I don’t believe it was ‘rape’ rape.” - Whoopi Goldberg on Roman Polanski
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Polanski was accused and convicted of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in the 1970s.
Later Goldberg had jumped to the director's defense with a rather controversial remark.
"I know it wasn't rape-rape. I think it was something else, but I don't believe it was rape-rape," Goldberg had said of Polanski on 'The View' in 2009.
"He pled guilty to having sex with a minor and he went to jail, and when they let him out he said 'You know what, this guy's going to give me 100 years in jail. I'm not staying'. And that's why he left," Goldberg said.
Polanski was arrested in Zurich, Switzerland in 2009 and faced extradition to the United States. He fled the country in 1978, right before being sentenced for the crime.