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Whoopi Goldberg tears into Donald Trump, accuses him of 'staging a coup' and says 'this is what dictators do'

Goldberg also blasted Republican senators for not publicly urging Trump to concede the presidential race to the Democratic nominee Joe Biden
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The View's co-host Whoopi Goldberg has accused POTUS Donald Trump of staging a 'coup' and claimed that he is behaving like a 'dictator' given he has refused to accept his defeat post the presidential election on November 3.  

Goldberg also blasted Republican senators for not publicly urging Trump to concede the presidential race to the Democratic nominee Joe Biden. She also called out the lawsuits which have been filed by the Trump campaign. “This is an attempted coup,” Goldberg said on 'The View.' "This is what dictators do when they want to take a country away from its people. Somebody better step up before you suddenly turn around and they have taken the country!"

Whoopi Goldberg attends Common's "Bluebird Memories - A Journey Through Lyrics & Life" hosted by Audible at the Minetta Lane Theatre on January 10, 2020 in New York City (Getty Images) 

She was very vocal about her feelings and made it clear as she urged her fellow panelists to speak up in the debate. She asked journalist Sara Haines, "Am I crazy? Does it feel a little bit like there's a coup trying to happen? Is it too strong a word." She asked her fellow co-host Joy Behar, "The question remains again: why don't you think more Republican leaders are speaking out, Joy?" Behar claimed that the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been instructing the Republicans not to criticize Trump. 

Many social media users commented on Goldberg's comments. One such user shared, "Well if Whoopi says it got be true, jokes aside I fully agree Trump trying to be mini dictator his falling badly doing it." Another added, "Trump and the silent Republicans are aiming a coup! America Wake Up!" 



Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has publicly called for Trump to concede the election. The GOP governor had shared in a tweet, "The president's refusal to accept reality is hurting our party. We must stop Democratic domination of Washington, and to do that we need to be focused on offering a message for the future." Governor Hogan spoke to CNN's State of the Union and revealed, "We used to go and supervise elections around the world and we were the most respected country with respect to elections, and now we're beginning to look like we're a banana republic."

"It's time for them to stop the nonsense. It just gets more bizarre every single day and frankly, I'm embarrassed that more people in the party aren't speaking up," Hogan added. 

Republican Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey spoke to ABC's 'This Week' that Trump needs to accept Biden as the winner and had called his legal team "a national embarrassment". Christie had said, "They allege fraud outside the courtroom, but when they go inside the courtroom, they don't plead fraud and they don't argue fraud."

A judge who was appointed by former POTUS Barack Obama dismissed Trump's bid to throw out millions of mail-in votes in Pennsylvania and also called out the "meritless" lawsuit in a scathing decision. US District Court Judge Matthew Brann shared, "This Court has been presented with strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations." He shared that Trump "has no authority to take away the right to vote of even a single person, let alone millions of citizens". 

We had earlier reported that Trump and his staunch loyalists have been alleging that the 2020 presidential election has been rigged and the victory claimed by the Biden camp is not fair. But they are yet to produce hard evidence to back their claims.