The View’s Whoopi Goldberg claims Vice President Mike Pence behaved disrespectfully towards North Korea.
During the opening ceremonies for the 2018 winter Olympics, United States VP Mike Pence was seated directly next to North Korea’s Kim Yo Jong, sister to the North Korean dictator who threatened us with nuclear warfare less than a year ago.
According to Whoopi Goldberg, Pence should have stood during North Korea’s entrance as a show if respect but why in God’s name she we pretend to have any respect for the leaders of a country that has thrown civility and human rights out the window?
Partial transcript as follows:
HOSTIN: I thought that Mike Pence said that it was inappropriate to make political statements at sporting events? Wasn’t he that guy who walked out of the football game because people were kneeling and not standing?
JOY BEHAR: Well he would say that’s in their own country is what he would say to that
HOSTIN: But he’s representing the United States of America isn’t he?
GOLDBERG: We have to be respectful because what we do know about politicians is they end up sitting with people that you and I say well, why are they sitting with them? So if you’re in Korea, you need to stand up. You need to stand up and show respect.