The View hosts rejoiced over the news that Donald Trump will have to pay E Jean Carroll $83.3 million.
The cast, led by Whoopi Goldberg, strutted onto the stage Monday to the theme tune “The Apprentice,” which the former president hosted.
Goldberg further explained the joke to the audience, saying, “We just went to The O'Jays For the Love of Money, the theme song from The Apprentice.”
“That's tied to the fact that you-know-who has to pay money, money, money, money… $83.3 million.”
It comes three days after a New York jury ruled that Trump must hand over the staggering sum to writer Carroll after losing a libel lawsuit against her.
Whoopi Goldberg explained that the co-hosts went to the old Apprentice theme song
Trump went to court with E. Jean Carroll last Thursday
#WhoopiGoldberg: “We just went to “For The Love of Money” by The O'Jays, which is the theme song from “The Apprentice,” and that ties into the fact that you-know-who pay money, money, money must , money… $83.3 million.” pic.twitter.com/NnkpT2mwZx
– The View (@TheView) January 29, 2024
The opening segment of the show was devoted entirely to the Trump verdict and the possibility that he may have to sell some of his New York properties to get the money.
Goldberg pointed to Carroll's appearance on Good Morning America Monday morning, where she talked about what she might spend the money on.
She said she wanted to use it for “something that Donald Trump hates…maybe a fund for women who have been sexually abused by Donald Trump,” she mused.
The 80-year-old writer also threatened to file another lawsuit against the Republican front-runner if he defamed her again online.
The View cast members chided Trump for his “lack of impulse control” and claimed it was a “self-inflicted wound” that came about because he “couldn't keep his mouth shut.”
They said the verdict was a victory “for victims everywhere,” both for Trump and for powerful men in general.
It came hours after Carroll said she wanted to donate the $83 million to a cause “that he hates” and “will cause him pain.”
E. Jean Carroll wants to direct the $83 million in damages she is set to receive from Donald Trump to a cause “that he hates” and that will “cause him pain.”
The 80-year-old columnist said the elation she felt was “almost painful” when a jury in Manhattan awarded her the staggering sum on Friday because the former president defamed her and called her a liar in 2019 when she accused him accused of sexual assault
The 80-year-old columnist said the elation she felt was “almost painful” when a jury in Manhattan awarded her the staggering sum on Friday because the former president defamed her and called her a liar in 2019 when she accused him accused of sexual assault.
She is now considering setting up a fund for women who were “sexually abused” by Trump and has threatened to file another lawsuit if he defames her again online.
Carroll said Good morning America She broke down in tears as she exchanged smiles with the jury as she left the courtroom.
It was the second time a New York jury ruled in her favor against Trump in a case based on her allegations that he raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the 1990s.
Trump, 77, has always denied that the assault ever took place, said he never met Carroll and has already vowed to appeal the verdict.
The jury ordered him to pay $7.3 million for “emotional harm,” another $11 million for “reputational harm,” and $65 million for “punitive damages” for public attacks on her character.
“The enthusiasm was so great on Friday,” she said along with her lawyer Roberta Kaplan. “It fulfilled me. It was almost painful.
“Today I am very happy because I am calm enough to realize what she (Kaplan) did.”
Trump, 77, has always denied that the assault ever took place, stressed that he never met Carroll and has already vowed to appeal
Carroll said she burst into tears as she “exchanged smiles” with the jury as she left the courtroom
Carroll is now thinking about what “great things” she wants to do with the settlement, including donating to a cause for “women who have been sexually abused by Donald Trump.”
“I don’t want to waste money,” Carroll said when asked what she would do with the money.
“I have an idea. I would like to donate the money to something Donald Trump hates. This will cause him pain when he spends money on certain things.
“Maybe a fund for the women who were sexually abused by Donald Trump.”
Trump called Friday's ruling “ridiculous” as he returned to the campaign trail in Nevada.
The GOP front-runner was not in court when the verdict was announced. But hours earlier, he stormed out when Kaplan told jurors they should punish him.
Trump's lawyer Alina Habba said she was “proud” to defend the former president and intervened in the New York justice system after Friday's ruling
Former President Donald Trump has a 6-point lead over President Joe Biden in a new Portal-Ipsos poll
He has also blamed President Joe Biden for his legal troubles and claimed he is being targeted because he is leading in the polls.
Carroll and Kaplan know they may not receive compensation immediately and indicated he may have to sell some of his real estate.
Describing the weeks leading up to the trial, Carroll said she “couldn't eat, couldn't do anything.”
Then when she saw Trump in the courtroom, she said: “He was like nothing.”
“I was paying attention. He was like nothing. Like an emperor without clothes.
“It was an amazing reaction. That's probably because she took my little hand and made me feel so safe.
“He is the emperor without clothes.” He is not there. That does not exist.'
Kaplan then said that “all options are on the table” if Trump defames Carroll again.
“If we have to bring another case, we'll bring another case… it's just going to cost more money,” Kaplan added.