Meghan McCain Goes Missing From ‘The View’ and Explains Whereabouts on Twitter
Meghan McCain and the rest of The View panel is broadcasting live from their respective homes. The conservative co-host was notably absent from the show and only Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, and Sunny Hostin were present. When the Republican pundit is absent from the show, producers usually get someone else to substitute but not on Tuesday morning.
As the show took off with the ladies discussing the latest “Hot Topics,” McCain was missing. Goldberg didn’t address her absence at the top of the hour but McCain did break her silence on Twitter to explain why she was gone.
“I’m not on The View today because of technical difficulties with remote,” she tweeted. “I’m sorry! Was ready to go live as usual. Will hopefully be up and running tomorrow.”
The technical difficulties that McCain might have been talking about were the new hosts’ backgrounds. Up until this week, the ladies had been broadcasting and viewers were able to see each of their homes’ in the background. However, today was the first day that they all added a filter to look like they were on the set of The View.
Fans react to Meghan McCain missing from the show
After seeing that McCain was not on the episode, fans took to social media to express their opinions.
“I’m glad Meghan McCain is not on the show today,” a viewer tweeted. “I don’t want to hear her propaganda, BS, and lies.”
“Great show today. Hmm, I wonder what was different? Oh yeah, Meghan wasn’t there,” a fan observed.
“Praying for technical difficulties tomorrow too and the next day and the next day and the next day and the next day….,” A Twitter user said.
“You just didn’t want to put on pants,” another viewer added.
“Glad that it was technical and that you are OK,” a fan replied.
Meghan McCain beefs with Elisabeth Hasselbeck
McCain had been in the news as of late for a feud with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Back when the latter guest co-hosted the talk show, Hasselbeck defended Donald Trump and hoped to pray the coronavirus away. That statement is something that McCain did not agree with and shaded her on Watch What Happens Live.
“I took this virus seriously from the very beginning and I thought a lot of this rhetoric was really dangerous,” McCain said on the Bravo late-night show. “I think it’s really, really unfortunate and dangerous that she said that.”
McCain even went as far as to say she wouldn’t want to co-host with her again.
“I don’t need to co-host with her again,” she added. “It’s unfortunate because I’ve been a huge fan of her a long time. Anybody who is screwing around with this virus and putting out misinformation, I just don’t really have a lot of time for right now.”
Days later, Hasselbeck fired back in a video posted on Instagram where she said she would call her to talk things out.
“I don’t like being misrepresented, so we’re going to talk this out right here,” Hasselbeck said in her video. “We are all just doing our best, and I don’t know why you are taking an opportunity to be so aggressive toward me during such a stressful time.”
“We have had a family member hospitalized and I have asthma,” she continued. “This is all hard and stressful enough — turn off the meanness as the world needs more togetherness and kindness. I’m praying today that you can lay off throwing the social darts at me. I am not sure why you decided to do this. I’m a momma on my knees in prayer like many others — let’s get back in the same side and be in this together,” she ended.
The View airs weekdays at 11 a.m. ET and 10 a.m. CT/PT.