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Those who have been paying attention must be thinking: “Color me surprised that Whoopi Goldberg is defending Nancy Pelosi.”

House Speaker Pelosi has been taking a drubbing over her Marie Antoinette moment, when she sat in front of a $24,000 home refrigerator set-up boasting about her freezer full of very expensive ice cream while millions of Americans find themselves facing hard times due to the shutdown of the U.S. economy.

Talk about “let them eat cake.”

But for her allies in the media, this could have been the wealthy Democrat’s undoing — Pelosi and her husband have an estimated net worth of $140 million — and Whoopi is part of the cabal working hard to run interference for the lawmaker.

 

Clever by half, “The View” co-host noted on Tuesday’s show that the high-dollar ice cream comes from a small business, as if Pelosi was making a great contribution to society by purchasing it.

(Turns out, Whoopi — worth an estimated $45 million — is fond of the same ice cream.)

“So, I want to point out that the ice cream she’s talking about actually comes from a small business,” Whoopi observed. “I know that because I send this ice cream out to people, and she’s one of the people that’s fighting to make sure that small businesses are able to get the testing they need and the stuff that they need.”

With a reach like that, Goldberg must have had a chiropractor on standby.

Her analogy was in response to a devastating ad from President Trump’s campaign that took advantage of the speaker’s tone-death appearance on CBS’ “The Late Late Show.”

For confirmation of her astute assessment, Goldberg turned to left-wing zealot Joy Behar.

“So Joy, you kind of feel like she’s being scapegoated here?” she asked, in reference to Speaker Marie Antoinette.

“Of course. But I love that you just said that that’s a small business. That’s perfect,” Behar said, impressed with her colleague’s spin on events.

“You know, the Democrats are, in fact, fighting for more funding for hospitals as well as relief for small businesses for minorities and veterans, ok? That’s what Democrats are fighting for, so this is just another distraction.”

And just like that, Behar offered her own spin while defending the party for holding up coronavirus relief measures for Americans desperately awaiting relief.

At the same time, even Behar admitted that Pelosi’s appearance “doesn’t look good.”

She tried to defer from that by pointing out that President Trump likely has an even better refrigerator in Trump Tower.

But the sure-fire admission that Pelosi buried herself came when Behar urged her not to go on the late-night shows, calling them “traps” — never mind that the liberal hosts of these shows are very friendly to Democrats.

“And may I just — a little piece of advice to Nancy and all these Democrats, don’t go on comedy shows,” Behar implored. “They’re traps. They’re traps. They get you to say things there because you feel you’re being funny. Leave it to the professionals and don’t go on comedy shows. Come on our show.”

Right, come on “The View,” where you can be sure that the liberals ladies will protect you.

Tom Tillison

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