An outspoken critic of President Donald Trump extended a hand of friendship to one of the first daughters this week following reports she was being treated like a pariah at New York Fashion Week events. The View host Whoopi Goldberg offered to sit with Tiffany Trump at the week's remaining shows after reports surfaced on social media that certain fashion editors had refused to be seated next to her at the Phillip Plein show.
"You know what, Tiffany, I'm supposed to go to a couple more shows. I don't know what's going to happen, but I'm coming to sit with you," Goldberg said on Wednesday's episode of The View. "Because nobody's talking politics. You're looking at fashion. She doesn't want to talk about her dad. She's looking at the fashion."
Goldberg went on to criticize both those who refused to sit near Tiffany Trump and those who took to social media to use the situation to mock the president's youngest daughter. "This girl is looking at fashion," Goldberg said. "She's just looking at fashion. I just thought it was mean."
While Goldberg had no qualms about buddying up with Tiffany Trump for the remainder of New York Fashion Week, the talk show host did admit it would be best to keep politics off the list of potential conversation topics. "I don't want to talk about your dad, but girl, I will sit next to you because I've been there, where people say we're not going to sit next to you," Goldberg said. "I'll find your ass and sit next to you!"
A senior fashion editor at Elle and an editor at Fashionista.com tweeted Tuesday that some editors had refused to sit behind Tiffany Trump at the Philipp Plein show, causing a minor seating crisis. "Seating shitshow at Philipp Plein because no editors want to sit near Tiffany Trump. SHOCKER," Fashionista.com editor Alyssa Vingan Klein tweeted. "1 hour late start, editors fleeing just so they don't have to sit behind Tiffany Trump," Elle editor Nikki Ogunnaike tweeted.
Phillip Plein at 10PM: 1 hour late start, editors fleeing just so they don't have to sit behind Tiffany Trump.— Nikki Ogunnaike (@NikkiOgun) February 14, 2017
But initial reports that Tiffany Trump was being shunned by Fashion Week attendees may have been a tad overblown, according to CNN. Former Wall Street Journal columnist Christina Binkley, who had tweeted Tuesday that people assigned seats next to Tiffany Trump had moved, told CNN that "within a minute or two" the seats were filled.
Nobody wants to sit next to Tiffany Trump at Philipp Plein, so they moved and the seats by her are empty. pic.twitter.com/XcxNYI6Kf8— Christina Binkley (@BinkleyOnStyle) February 14, 2017
On Thursday, Tiffany Trump accepted Goldberg's invitation over Twitter. "Thank you @WhoopiGoldberg I'd love to sit with you too!" the first daughter tweeted.