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The View' liberals don't think Ivanka Trump knows what black slavery was

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The women of "The View" tore Ivanka Trump up during Thursday's airing of "The View" — especially the show's more liberal panelists such as Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar.

Trump's latest book, "Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success," has been panned by progressive critics, including Goldberg, who labeled it "tone deaf and vapid."

"While we're on the subject of people who just really don't get what's going on in the real world, Ivanka Trump's new book 'Women Who Work' is not working for a lot of women right now," Goldberg said as she kicked off the segment. "Some are calling it tone deaf, vapid and in one particularly regrettable passage, she uses a Toni Morrison quote about the devastating impacts of black slavery. To start a chapter called 'Working Smarter' that asks, 'Are you a slave to your time, or the master of it?' "

Goldberg offered a heavy sigh before she trailed off, which gave Behar an opportunity to weigh in on the matter.

Behar asked, "Why do they constantly use slave analogies? Slavery was a unique system of oppression. It’s like using the Holocaust to describe things. Using it haphazardly like that, it's offensive."

Goldberg went so far as to state that she didn't believe that Trump realized slavery was a real thing.

“I don’t think she understands that slavery actually was real."

Co-host Sunny Hostin didn't have many positive things to say about Trump — or her book — either.

“There’s a tone deafness that I think goes on with the Trump family, and Ivanka is proof of that," Hostin said, noting that one passage in Trump's book read "nothing is ever handed to you."

Hostin mocked, "Except your daddy handed to you millions and millions of dollars so you could start your business."

Conservative co-host Jedediah Bila argued that the book didn't bother her but said that she felt Trump should perhaps stay in her own lane despite having a good story to tell.

“The book doesn’t bother me," Bila said, "but I think she would be better to speak to her own experience ... acknowledge the fact that she is a privileged person. She is a smart businesswoman. She's done a lot with her life in that there's a lot of people who are handed a lot of money and they do nothing with it."

Bila continued and defended Trump to the other hosts.

"She was handed a lot of money and she did a lot of great stuff with it," she said, "and she can speak to her experience, but then people would be able to look at her as a serious person."

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