Do ‘The View’ Co-Hosts Meghan McCain and Joy Behar Get Along When They’re Not Filming?

Meghan McCain and Joy Behar had several heated exchanges while talking about politics on The View. There were rumors that they are feuding when they’re not filming too. This is what they had to say about their relationship backstage and more.

Meghan McCain and Joy Behar recently got into a heated argument

Whoopi Goldberg, Abby Huntsman, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Meghan McCain on 'The View'
Whoopi Goldberg, Abby Huntsman, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Meghan McCain on ‘The View’ | Lorenzo Bevilaqua/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

The co-hosts often get into heated arguments. One that got a lot of attention was when they talked about Donald Trump’s rally, according to Good Housekeeping. Behar asked McCain, “Who do [Trump supporters] hate?”

McCain called herself the show’s “sacrificial Republican.” Behar responded with “Awww” and McCain told her, “Oh, don’t feel bad for me, b*tch. I’m paid to do this, okay? Don’t feel bad for me.”

Sunny Hostin intervened and said to not call her a b*ch. They later addressed the moment.

“So I wrote a book called America, You Sexy B*tch, I love the world b*tch. Joy and I call each other b*tch all the time and text each other b*tch all the time,” McCain claimed.

She then addressed Behar with, “I know you’re comfortable with it, she knows I’m comfortable with it. I also enjoy fighting with you.”

McCain was reportedly thinking of quitting

It was previously reported that McCain wasn’t happy with backlash from viewers. There was even a rumor that she was considering leaving the show.

“It’s getting to the point where it’s not worth the emotional toll every week,”a friend of the new co-host said according to The Daily Beast. “If she doesn’t stay at The View, she will find other work.”

She reportedly was “feeling like a caged animal” to due negative publicity. It seemed like drama backstage might have been part of it too.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck was a guest on The View when things got awkward, according to Page Six. Behar said to Hasselbeck, “We used to fight on the air all the time.”

McCain joked, “What’s that like? I don’t know.” Behar then added, “It’s a little different.” She then said, “Truthfully, we never fought backstage. See, that’s the difference.”

They claim they get along the best backstage

Things have gotten heated between them multiple times while filming. However, they claim things are different behind the scenes.

“Of all the people backstage, we actually get along the best,” McCain told Entertainment Tonight. “Because we always want to watch news after and still talk about it.”

Behar agreed with, “Yeah, it’s true.” McCain talked about how she wants to work with Behar in a different setting one day.

“Normally, we disagree but it’s still a lot of good stuff coming up. I always thought they should have us moderate the debates,” she said. “Because you’re gonna get, first of all, we’re not going to BS anyone. …We are also going to ask all the questions that both extreme sides of the party want to know and I think that’s important.”

Behar doesn’t think it’ll happened. “They’re too scared of us,” she said. It seems like the co-hosts don’t get along at the table, but claim there isn’t a feud behind the scenes. They are even open to working together in another setting.