‘The View’ Fans Slam Meghan McCain After Whoopi Goldberg Heated Debate
Meghan McCain is stirring the drama on The View once again. The “Hot Topics” table had been quiet for a couple of weeks since Abby Huntsman’s exit. Following days of rumors around the co-hosts, there seemed to be peace on the show until this week. After a serious debate about the impeachment trial in the senate, things got heated between McCain and Whoopi Goldberg. The former called the latter “dismissive” and fans were not having it.
How did the feud start?
The ladies of The View were giving Mitt Romney props for going against his Republican party. He cast the only GOP vote to convict and take Donald Trump out of office. McCain doesn’t fully trust the Utah senator and warned Goldberg about putting “all her bets” on him.
“Listen, I am 63 years old,” Goldberg reminded McCain. “I have been going through this with these people for years.”
“I’m 35 years old,” McCain interjected.
“Yes, and you’re half my age,” Goldberg added.
“That’s very dismissive,” McCain continued. “I don’t understand what my age has to do with my political perspective right now.”
Before this, Goldberg had invoked John McCain, saying that she put faith in him as she did with Romney. That did not sit well with McCain who fired back.
“With all due to respect Mitt Romney is nothing like my dad,” McCain fired back as she sipped her drink.
Fans defend Whoopi Goldberg
Unlike McCain, fans understood Goldberg and what she was trying to say. The show’s moderator wasn’t dismissing McCain because of her age, she was just saying she has had more experience with politicians flipping on their ideas. Viewers on The View‘s official YouTube page sided with Goldberg and dragged McCain in the comments section.
“Whoopi actually stayed rather calm despite how nasty Meghan got. Honestly, they all look tired of her and over it,” a fan commented.
“Meghan, I’m 35 as well and your ignorance is unbelievably high. You’re also insanely disrespectful and arrogant,” another fan added.
“This is the problem with Meghan McCain, she is not letting Whoopi finish and then tries to be the victim. This is all calculating,” a viewer replied.
“I don’t know why it was so hard for Meghan to understand Whoopi’s point, it was quite simple really. Meghan has got some serious issues,” another viewer said.
“Whoopi was trying to say something that probably made a lot of sense but we’ll never know because Meghan is rude and disrespectful,” a YouTube user wrote.
“She went from aggressor to victim, to aggressor in under 3 minutes,” another YouTube user added.
Meghan McCain acknowledges the previous feud with Whoopi Goldberg
The feud between Goldberg and McCain happened soon after the latter acknowledged the previous fight back in December. This was the fight where Goldberg told McCain to “stop talking.”
During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live, McCain finally addressed the issue.
“It was rough,” McCain said. “I will say that she was having a bad day and we talked about it that night and the next day. It’s live TV and it’s really stressful times for everyone. I adore her. She apologized off-air, she apologized on-air. We all f***-up on the show. I forgive her and I love her and I could not do the show… if she leaves, I go.”
The View airs weekdays at 11 a.m. ET and 10 a.m. CT/PT.