Whoopi: Some Obama critics haven't gotten over slavery ending

Host Axelrod — a former Obama advisor — soon followed up by asking: “How much of that opposition was rooted in race, in your view?”

Goldberg proclaimed that “I think a lot of it was based in race,” and, without naming any names, claimed that she remembered “some of those talk radio people asking questions” likening President Obama to the cartoon character Curious George, adding that “that group that never got over the fact that slavery was abolished is still out there.”

A bit later, Axelrod brought up his guest’s refusal to pronounce President Trump’s name, and asked why she has such a reaction. After initially just simply stating, “I can’t,” she soon added: “This is the first time where I can’t wrap my mind around this and that people felt the need to put this in.”