Donald Trump fumes at 'The View' after panel fries Ben Carson for supporting him

'The View': Dr. Ben Carson on 'The View': Says He Endorsed Trump to Save the Nation

GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was livid at ABC's "The View" on Twitter after its panel of hosts, namely Whoopi Goldberg, slammed retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson for supporting him.

".@TheView T.V. show, which is failing so badly that it will soon be taken off [the] air, is constantly asking me to go on," he tweeted.

He went on to tweet that the show became a "total disaster" after Barbara Walters left and that ABC was wasting people's time.

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Trump also promoted another tweet that called all of the panelists "brain-dead puppets."

The flurry of tweets followed up Carson's interview on the program earlier in the day. Goldberg and the other panelists chastised Carson, a former Republican presidential candidate, for supporting a "racist" like Trump in the GOP primary.

"You have aligned yourself with a man who has bashed women, made countless racist remarks, and you're Ben Carson," Goldberg said. "Why would you align yourself with that?"

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Donald Trump fumes at 'The View' after panel fries Ben Carson for supporting him

Stephen Baldwin

Baldwin, who was fired by Trump on two different seasons of "The Celebrity Apprentice," said during an interview with Don Lemon on an episode of "CNN Tonight" that Trump would make a "great" president "because he's not a politician, and he doesn't care what anybody thinks."  

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Gary Busey

The actor endorsed Trump back in 2011, even after being fired from season four of "The Celebrity Apprentice," and offered his praise for the presidential hopeful again recently. "He's a great guy. He's sharp. He's fast," he told Fox411. "He can change the country after the last eight years."  

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Dennis Rodman

The retired pro-basketball player tweeted: "@realDonaldTrump has been a great friend for many years. We don't need another politician, we need a businessman like Mr. Trump! Trump 2016." He was fired from season two of "The Celebrity Apprentice." 

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Lou Ferrigno

When asked by TMZ for his thoughts on Trump, the actor and former bodybuilder said, "I hope Donald goes all the way." He was also fired from a season of "The Celebrity Apprentice." 

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Ted Nugent 

The musician wrote an article for WorldNetDaily in which he said, "[Trump] should be given the Medal of Freedom for speaking his mind in such a bold, honest, and straightforward manner."

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Tila Tequila 

The model and reality star posted a video on YouTube expressing her support for Trump.

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Wayne Newton

The Las Vegas entertainer announced his support on "Fox and Friends," “I love Donald, and he would make a great president,” he said. But he also voiced his support for other hopefuls, such as Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, and Ben Carson. 

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Willie Robertson

The businessman and star of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” supported Trump at a rally in Oklahoma last year, where he was invited up on stage. He officially announced his endorsement in January. 

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Jesse Ventura 

Jesse Ventura

The former pro wrestler, former Minnesota governor, and actor was speaking with previous Trump staffer Roger Stone for "Off the Grid," when Ventura said, "I shocked my staff today. I came in and said, ‘You know what, as far as the Republicans are concerned, I hope Trump wins.'" Though he also added, "Now I’m not a Republican — I’m not a Democrat either — so ultimately, I’d like somebody else to win overall.”

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Terrell Owens 

The retired NFL wide receiver told TMZ Sports, "This may be what the country needs and Trump... He’s a guy who won’t put up with B.S. and has what it takes to change how government is run." He appeared on the most recent season of "The Celebrity Apprentice."   

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But Carson said looked at both the "good and the bad" of Trump's candidacy. He said there was no perfect candidate running and pointed out that the real-estate mogul owned an inclusive resort in southern Florida.

"You look at when Donald Trump first went down to the Palm Beach area and a lot of the clubs down there would not accept Jews and blacks," he said. "He insisted on Jews and blacks and he helped to break that open."

Carson continued: "Has he said some things that I wouldn't say or you wouldn't say? Of course."

But Goldberg wasn't satisfied with his answer.

"You can say that till the cows come home. But this guy, I'm sorry, he's a racist and he's not good for the country," she said. "You're Ben Carson, you're so much better than this," Goldberg added.

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Another panelist, Joy Behar then jumped in. She asked how Carson could support Trump after the GOP frontrunner infamously compared Carson's temperament to that of a "child molester." However, Carson didn't budge.

"If it was about me, I'd be offended. But it's about America and we have to save this nation," he said. "Tell me a politician who doesn't tell lies?"

Trump, who appeared on "The View" last September, previously fumed about Goldberg and Behar. In January, he said: "Whoopi Goldberg is terrible. Very sad!"

Watch more from the interview: 'The View': Dr. Ben Carson Says There Are Two Donald Trumps on 'The View'

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