JOY BEHAR, CO-HOST: It’s very racist, because in other words, you say he couldn’t get into Harvard on his own, he didn’t write his book. He can’t fathom that a black man could be that smart. That’s what’s behind this.

WHOOPI GOLDBERG, CO-HOST: It is very difficult on a daily basis to see this stuff and not just say, you know, this is what it is. But I have been raised to think OK, well, maybe that’s not what they mean. Maybe let me figure it out.

But I have to say — well, I do think again, but, you know, being black, when you say, you know this is racist, 9,000 people say, oh no, you are just playing the race card. Well, you know what? I’m playing the damn card now.

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