‘The View’: Meghan McCain Causes Reactions After Likening Herself To Meghan Markle’s ‘Abuse in the Media’
Meghan McCain made it clear on The View that she is not a fan of the royal family drama. However, the conservative co-host did seem to find some sympathy for Meghan Markle and the abuse she receives from the media. McCain likened her own unwanted relationship with the tabloids but some insiders are not ready to believe her.
Why doesn’t Meghan McCain like the British monarchy?
Citizens of the United States of America learn in history class that the country declared independence from England back in 1776. In modern times, Americans see the British royal family as celebrities and especially after Markle became part of the family.
However, for McCain, all this attention to the British monarchy has been a clashing struggle in her mind. On the one hand, The View is covering it in their “Hot Topics” segment, and on the other hand, McCain is deeply patriotic. It seemingly feels like McCain thinks she’s betraying the U.S.A. by talking about the royal family.
“My ancestors fought in the American Revolution,” she said on Tuesday’s show. “When I was growing up, my brothers and sister and I would pretend to be George Washington and the Continental Army crossing the Delaware River when we would be in the creek. I named my daughter Liberty, I enjoy going to Mount Vernon to visit the homeplace of our founding fathers, I did not want to defend the monarchy. I’m a red-blooded 100% American who celebrates freedom [in] anyway I can. Being put in a position where I’m supposed to defend the monarchy is uncomfortable.”
Meghan McCain sympathizes with Meghan Markle
Despite being uncomfortable talking about the Duchess of Sussex and her clash with the royal family, McCain did find common ground with the aforementioned. Markle was heavily attacked by the British tabloids which caused her mental health to decline, something McCain feels hit close to home.
“I do know what it feels like to be on a TV show or a political campaign where people are leaking stories about you with the sole intention to make you look bad,” she said after saying she was not comparing herself to Meghan. “It will do a number on your mental health like you can’t believe. It will make you feel isolated [and] it will make you feel paranoid. And I think it’s a specific way that women are abused in the media.”
‘The View’ insiders react
Following McCain’s assessment on the whole situation, insiders of The View weighed-in on what she said on the show and don’t agree with her.
“The only thing they have in common is their name … If the staff and producers liked you, those stories wouldn’t be getting out,” a source told Page Six. “You don’t see them getting out about anyone else. No one’s running around talking about [co-host] Whoopi [Goldberg]. It’s shocking how [McCain] behaves. If she doesn’t want things leaked, don’t do things to get leaked.”
Furthermore, a second source defended McCain saying she never compared her experience to Markle’s.
“Her point was that she can relate to negative things being leaked to the press and how that can take a toll on mental health,” the source said.
The View airs weekday mornings at 11 a.m. ET and 10 a.m. PT/CT on ABC.