‘The View’: Cindy McCain Admits She Cringes During Some Segments with Meghan McCain

Meghan McCain is known for speaking her mind and strongly vocalizing her opinion on The View. Her mother, Cindy, recently admitted that she sometimes has a hard time watching her daughter verbally spar with her co-hosts.

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Cindy McCain spoke with Andy Cohen about Meghan McCain

In a recent conversation with Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM Radio Andy show, Cindy McCain shared how her daughter is like her late husband, Senator John McCain.

“Ever since she was very little, we call her ‘John McCain in a dress’,” Cindy told Cohen of The View star. “She was always fighting, she was always, you know, she was always questioning, and talking and making sure not only did she understand what was going on, but could we change it.”

When Cohen brought up the heated discussions that often erupt on The View, referencing the recent dustup between McCain and moderator Whoopi Goldberg when McCain felt she was being cut off, Cindy admitted she didn’t like seeing the exchange.

“Yeah, from a mom — you teach your children to be polite and be nice to other people and all that kind of stuff,” she shared. “It does make me cringe a little bit.”

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Cindy McCain praised Meghan McCain for what she does on ‘The View’

Cindy gave props to Goldberg for frequently playing peacemaker on the show. She noted that while it’s sometimes tough to watch as a parent, her daughter is often just trying to assert her point as a media figure.

“It’s her job and it’s what she does,” Cindy said. “And it’s Whoopi’s job to keep the peace, so I understand everything that’s going on there. But as a mom, yeah, it does bother me a little bit.”

The Arizona resident commented upfront that she supports McCain and respects how she handles her role as a co-host on The View.

“I think she’s doing a great job,” Cindy raved. “She stands up for what she believes in, and that’s all that you can ask for. And she’s also really smart. So I appreciate what she does. I don’t always agree with her, but I do appreciate it.”

Meghan McCain says posts on social media are ‘deeply personal’

Since McCain is the lone Republican on The View, she is often outnumbered by her co-hosts when taking a stance. In March, the daytime talk show host remarked on the many mean-spirited responses she receives from viewers who don’t share her perspective or appreciate her assertive style.

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“I say things that people just don’t want to hear,” she explained on The View. “If they disagree with me, it automatically becomes personal about how fat I am, I’m a disgusting white woman of privilege, I only get anywhere because of my dad. Everything you guys have already said, it’s not anything I haven’t thought and felt and been insecure about for my whole life. The problem is that every time I say something political that people don’t like, it becomes deeply personal.”

While the online vitriol has caused McCain to experience depression, she feels she needs to stay on social media due to her role as a journalist.

“It has 100 percent impacted my mental health,” McCain said. “I have suffered from depression because of things people have done to me on social media, but I don’t feel like I’m in a place where I can’t quit social media because I need it for my job. It’s a Catch 22. We’re living in an absolutely toxic time.”