Donald Trump has only been in office for just over a week, but he's already brought controversy to the White House. After the Trump administration accused the mainstream media of promoting "fake news," the ladies on "The View" made it part of their hot topics segment.

"The View" on Trump

Ever since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president over a year and a half ago, he has made a point to engage in a war of words with most of the news media. Whether it's a cable news network like CNN, a newspaper like The New York Times, or a reporter like Jim Acosta, the billionaire real estate mogul has clashed with the press more often than not.

Since Trump's election win, he's increased his criticism of the press, which has spilled over to other members of his administration. Presidential Counsel Kellyanne Conway continues to butt heads with hosts on cable news, while advisor Steve Bannon told The New York Times that the media should "keep their mouth shut." As seen on the January 31 edition of "The View," Trump's issue with the media was front and center.

Dominating much of "The View" on Tuesday morning was the current state of American politics. At one point, co-host Whoopi Goldberg ripped into Donald Trump and Steve Bannon, comparing them to the Islamic extremists "The Taliban." "Here's the thing: we have a constitution that says these are the things that we don't do," Goldberg said, while adding, "This is what makes us different from everybody else."

Not stopping there, Whoopi Goldberg continued, adding, "Nobody tells our media to shut up and just take it." Going even further, Goldberg went on to say, "That's not American.

That's how they do it, the Taliban." "The View" co-host Joy Behar also chimed in, stating, "That's Steve Bannon‘s value. He's the new puppeteer."

Moving forward

With only a week and a half into his first term in the White House, Donald Trump is already clashing with the news media like no other commander in chief before him. While it's unknown how the relationship with play out in the future, it doesn't appear like either side is willing to give an inch.