Chris Christie was a guest on ABC’s The View. During his appearnce, Christie makes a pro-reopening comment and Whoopie Goldberg pounces on the former Governor of New Jersey.
Goldberg attacked Christie asking him which of his family members he’s going to “Sacrifice”. Goldberg made it clear that she believe that keeping the economy closed down is the key to keeping people safe.
“You upset a lot of people for saying that the country needs to reopen because people are going to die no matter what,” said Goldberg on Friday morning. “Since you’re suggesting that I sacrifice, who are you sacrificing? Who are you willing to give up in your family?”
Christie points out that Goldberg’s question presented him with a “false choice”. “Whoopi, that’s not what I said,” replied Christie, now visibly frustrated. “I said lives are going to be lost inevitably.”
“I said some Americans will make that sacrifice no matter what we do,” said Christie, adding that “we have to balance” the human toll with the economic. “[We’re] destroying the economy and destroying, as a result, people’s lives, and their hope.”