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'F*** you!' Ted Cruz chuckles at potty-mouthed protester in 'The View' audience taking aim at him; Whoopi Goldberg actually gives leftists in crowd what for

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A potty-mouthed protester yelled "f*** you!" at U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday's edition of "The View," eliciting a chuckle from the Texas Republican and a look of shock on show co-host Sunny Hostin.

What are the details?

Co-host Sara Haines asked Cruz about Republican plans to combat inflation, Fox News said, and while Cruz was responding — invoking Nobel Laureate economist Milton Friedman — protesters in the crowd tried shouting over Cruz.

"Cover climate now! Cover climate now!" the leftist protesters shouted in a repeated chant, an outburst presumably directed at the show's co-hosts.

Cruz continued his answer as the chant wore on, which made it difficult to focus on Cruz's words.

With that, Whoopi Goldberg stepped in and actually gave the protesters what for.

"Excuse me! Excuse me! Ladies! Ladies!" Goldberg barked. "Excuse us, let us do our job, let us do our job! We hear what you have to say, but you gotta go! You gotta go; you gotta let us do our job, you gotta let us do our job!"

Hostin noted that "The View" does, in fact, talk about climate change.

Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin — a new conservative voice on the panel — told Cruz with a laugh that "they weren't even protesting you."

A still-smiling Cruz remarked, "I couldn't even hear what they were protesting."

Co-host Ana Navarro quipped about "Yankee fans," which presumably referred to Cruz showing up Sunday night at Yankee Stadium to watch Game 4 of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros. Cruz, of course, rooted for the Astros — and Yankees fans spotted him in the crowd and gave him a good old-fashioned Bronx cheer.

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Indeed, Cruz is used to such treatment from the left — and the Astros won, advancing to the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies, which undoubtedly warmed his heart.

'F*** you!'

Later in the show, an audience member hollered "f*** you!" at Cruz, which Fox News said was bleeped out of the broadcast. The conservative senator was addressing Americans' overall quality of life.

The cable network said the protesters were removed from the studio before the next segment, adding that Navarro said she'd been critical of Cruz but was apologetic for the audience's conduct toward him.

"So we’re back with Senator Ted Cruz. Yes, he came. He stayed," Goldberg added after a commercial break.

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