‘The View’: Meghan McCain Complains and Puts a Dent in Joy Behar’s Surprise

Meghan McCain is characterized for being controversial on The View. The conservative co-host stands her ground in her beliefs and gets passionate about politics. During one of the final episodes of 2019, Joy Behar surprised her co-hosts with a gift they had talking about for weeks: a lasagna. After celebrating, McCain managed to put a dent to the festivities with a comment that was out of tone.

Joy Behar, Meghan McCain, and Sunny Hostin
Joy Behar, Meghan McCain, and Sunny Hostin | Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images

“I know what you want,” Behar said before revealing her surprise. “It so happens that Christmas came early and you all at the table are getting a lasagna!”

A choir singing “Joy to the World” came on stage with lasagnas for each of The View ladies.

“I actually made these for you girls over the weekend. Yes, I did, I slaved,” Behar when the song ended.

Whoopi Goldberg asked all of her fellow panelists to shut up about not getting a lasagna. McCain then added, “The only thing is that you guys now have two or three lasagnas and Sunny and I only have one.”

McCain was just like the Debbie Downer character from SNL, pointing out a fact and bringing the excitement down to regular reality. The Republican stated that this was the first lasagna she had received from Behar unlike Goldberg and Abby Huntsman who previously had gotten one.

Joy Behar and Meghan McCain’s relationship

If there’s been a duo on The View that have lived tense moments on the show, it’s Behar and McCain. So much sparring has occurred between them that there are rumors that they don’t get along behind the scenes. Viewers would be surprised that there’s actually no animosity between the ABC talk show hosts.

“It really hurts my feelings!” McCain said in an interview with ET of feuding rumors with Behar. “It genuinely hurts my feelings because our dressing rooms are next door to each other and you and I have the same emotional reaction to things — sometimes in different ways — but we’re both upset equally, the equal amount of the same things. And I wish people would give us a break, for real.”

As Behar and McCain fall on opposite sides of the political spectrum, they continuously clash on issues. They are both passionate about politics and Behar said that McCain has actually helped her view some things differently

“We’re both becoming a little bit more, um, not moderate, but we’ve sort of become… Like, we’re not so adamant about our positions,” Behar said in the same interview. “Like today, I was talking about how, you know, I think a moderate needs to win the election to beat [President Donald] Trump. Originally, I would say I wanted Elizabeth Warren because she was new stuff and she was exciting. But I’m not sure that she could pull it off. So, now I’m in reality again and I think you have changed your positions a little bit, moderated them, modified.”

The View airs weekdays at 11 a.m. ET and 10 a.m. PT/CT.

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