‘The View’ Fans Drag Meghan McCain for Trying to Entrap Elizabeth Warren
Meghan McCain and The View is only two episodes deep into the new year and is already upsetting fans. The conservative co-host is passionate about politics and is not shy about voicing her opinions. Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren was a guest on the ABC talk show and McCain tried to entrap her by calling her out. Viewers on Twitter were quick to drag the Republican pundit for failing.
One of the topics that came up during the Warren interview was the ordeal in Iran. McCain brought up the issue that the Democratic Senator had issued statements about Gen. Soleimani but did not call him a terrorist.
“I don’t understand the flip-flop and I don’t understand why it was so hard to call him a terrorist,” McCain said.
Fans call out Meghan McCain
Viewers watching the video on Twitter were not tricked by what McCain was trying to do. The conservative wanted a “got you” moment and viewers called her out accordingly on social media.
“Meghan irks my spirit,” a fan replied. “She is rude, disrespectful and just has an overall stank disposition. She is incapable of respectfully disagreeing with guests. ABC needs to replace her.”
“Liz did great here,” a Twitter user said. “I’m not all in on her policies but she’s a great teacher and Meghan played the part of a smug student setting a trap for the teacher perfectly. Liz wiped that smug right off.”
“The snarkiness that is Meghan and her smirk just really detract from any possible point she is making,” a viewer added.
“Every. Single. Day,” another fan commented. “She is disrespect personified even when I agree with her. Her patronizing tone and ‘I know politics’ kills me.”
“Runs straight to Twitter every time [McCain] gets dragged on The View,” another viewer noted.
‘The View’ controversy
It was during the last week before the winter break that The View had one of their most explosive moments. Whoopi Goldberg got fed up at McCain for talking over her fellow co-hosts and told her to be quiet. The following day, the show’s moderator addressed the issue.
“Things get heated on this show,” Goldberg explained. “If you watch this show, you know this has happened over the years. We’re really passionate. This is our jobs. We come in, we talk to each other, sometimes we’re not as polite as we could be. That’s just the way it is. But you’re going to be dealing with the same thing when you sit around your table with your family and you don’t agree, or somebody says something and goes off the rails. This is part of what we do.”
McCain also weighed in and assured viewers that there were no hard feelings.
“I love you very much. I’ve loved you for a long time,” McCain told Golberg. “You were good friends with my dad. We fight like we’re family. It’s all good. We’re not tearing the set apart. Calm down, all of you, okay? It’s all good… I think it is a lens into what’s happening politically in the country. America’s at very heated levels right now and I don’t love it. But it is representative of what’s going on and it is raw and real. We are all passionate women. I am hyper, hyper-conservative, everybody else at the table is not. Sometimes we’re going to clash heads.”
The View airs weekdays at 11 a.m. ET and 10 a.m. PT/CT on ABC.