In less than three weeks, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. While Trump is ready to go, he's having a hard time finding celebrities to perform at the event, which was a hot topic on "The View" Wednesday morning.

Whoopi speaks

Heading into the 2016 presidential election, the idea of a Donald Trump victory was the further thing from most people's minds. Fast forward to present day and the billionaire real mogul has shocked the world and is the new president-elect. Since Election Day, Trump and his transition team have struggled to find acts to perform on Inauguration Day, which many in the right-wing media have blamed on alleged "Hollywood liberals." Last week on Fox News, host Bill O'Reilly went as far as to accuse Hollywood of "reverse McCarthyism." These issues were the main topic of discussion during a heated segment on the January 4 edition of "The View" on ABC.

The segment kicked off with co-host Whoopi Goldberg introducing the topic, which quickly resulted in a shouting match. Goldberg mocked O'Reilly's comments by referring to them as "Hollywood bullying," before running a video clip from his show. "If you don't vote for people who don't support you probably won't get turned down as much," Goldberg said, before rhetorically asking why Donald Trump supporters like Ted Nugent weren't offering to perform at the inauguration. "Stop going after the lefties to come perform if you think it’s going to be an issue," Goldberg went on to say, directing her statement at Trump, while advising, "Go after the people who supported you."

Co-host Jedediah Bila then tried to defend the president-elect by accusing Hollywood of "leaning left." In response, Whoopi Goldberg fired back, saying "that's not the point!." Co-host Joy Behar then got into the conversation by hammering O'Reilly for comparing the Hollywood backlash against Trump to McCarthyism, saying, "I don't think anyone is going to commit suicide because Garth Brooks doesn’t want to strum on his guitar.

I mean people committed suicide."


At this point, Jedediah Bila claimed she knew many conservatives in Hollywood who were afraid to go public with their political beliefs out of fear of backlash, but Whoopi Goldberg wasn't having any of it. "Elisabeth Hasselbeck sat on this show for a thousand years. She took so much flak from people she stood strong," Goldberg said, before calling Bila's comment "BS" and telling her, "You can't make those kind of statements!." The segment continued as both sides went back and forth until the commercial break.

Moving forward

With Inauguration Day scheduled for January 20, Donald Trump and his supporters are expecting a large crowd to join in on the celebration. However, in addition to the backlash from Hollywood, over 100,000 protesters are planning to be in attendance to voice their opposition to Trump and the incoming administration.