The Daily Caller reports, The View, co-host Whoopi Goldberg called for Democratic presidential Joe Biden to appoint his wife Jill Biden as surgeon general should he win the White House. Whoopi didn’t realize that she isn’t a “real doctor,” she is a teacher.
The misunderstanding came amid a conversation Goldberg and other co-hosts on the ABC show were having about former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent Super Tuesday success and co-host Joy Behar’s claim that she would like to see a lot of the players in the Democratic primary take up positions in a potential administration under former Vice President Joe Biden.
“If Biden wins. I would love to see that cabinet filled with all of these wonderful, smart people that have been running,” Behar began, adding, “Bloomberg, wouldn’t Bloomberg be a great one for Mnuchin’s job, treasury secretary?”
Jonathan Karl weighed in then, saying that he didn’t believe that any promises had already been made but that it would certainly make sense for Biden to reward loyalty and support with position. “Klobuchar is almost certainly going to be on the short list for vice president. I don’t know if she’ll ultimately be his running mate but she’ll be on that list.”
“I’m hoping Dr. Jill becomes the Surgeon General, his wife,” Goldberg said then. “Joe Biden’s wife. He would never do it but, yeah, she’s a hell of a doctor. She’s an amazing doctor.”
“I thought she was a doctor in —” Meghan McCain replied.
“—PhD,” Behar interrupted.
“I could be wrong,” Goldberg shrugged.
“She’s a teacher,” Sunny Hostin confirmed, suggesting instead that she would be a better fit as Secretary of Education — the post currently held by Betsy DeVos.
“Perfect,” Behar agreed.