‘The View’: Meghan McCain Is ‘Not Cancelled’ and ‘Not Fired’ but Goes ‘Offline’
Meghan McCain is one of the personalities on The View that take on “Hot Topics” every morning on ABC. The Republican pundit is generally surrounded by controversy as the only conservative voice on the panel. McCain has expressed the negativity has affected her state of mind, especially when she reads comments on Twitter. She recently confirmed she would be going “offline” until the show returns from its hiatus.
Meghan McCain apologizes for defending Donald Trump
One of the major controversies McCain was involved in during the past few weeks involved Donald Trump. Although McCain said she didn’t support Trump for reelection, she often expressed her sensibility to the party that nominated him as a candidate. Despite Trump’s rhetoric that was deemed racist, McCain defended his ideas and it all came back to bite her in her behind.
Following the horrible mass shootings in Atlanta where Asian Americans were seemingly the target, the #StopAsianHate hashtag was widely circulated. McCain was one of many celebrities that stood behind the cause. However, fans of The View remembered that exactly a year before she tweeted that, she was sympathizing with Trump.
When the coronavirus outbreak hit the United States, Trump tried to shift blame for his unpreparedness. He labeled COVID-19 the “China virus,” which at the same time saw an uptick in crimes against Asian Americans. McCain defended Trump’s term for the virus and assured everyone that’s how he was going to win reelection.
“I think if the left wants to focus on PC labeling this virus, it is a great way to get Trump reelected,” McCain said back on March 18, 2020. “I don’t have a problem with people calling it whatever they want. It is a deadly virus that did originate in Wuhan.”
Whoopi Goldberg disagreed with her co-host and related Trump’s rhetoric to when he said Mexican immigrants were “rapists” and “murderers.” McCain said Trump’s strategy was “effective” as it got him to the White House.
Is Meghan McCain getting fired?
It wasn’t long before The View fans were blasting ABC producers asking McCain to get fired from the show. Her words from the past were seen as insensitive being that they aided Trump in spreading his “racist rhetoric.” McCain ended up apologizing on Twitter for what she the year before.
“I condemn the reprehensible violence and vitriol that has been targeted towards the Asian-American community,” McCain tweeted. “There is no doubt Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric fueled many of these attacks and I apologize for any past comments that aided that agenda.”
Furthermore, McCain has gotten into other controversies being that her job is to give her opinion. Although mans fans of the daytime talk show want her gone, that has not been announced. As a very vocal Twitter user, McCain didn’t want to leave any room for speculation and advised her fans she was going “offline.”
“I’m going offline until after Easter to spend time with my family,” McCain tweeted. “I’ll see you [on] The View Monday. Not cancelled, not fired, still triggering half the Internet.”
McCain seemingly thrives in the drama surrounding her persona and opinions and reminded everyone she would be back on The View. The latter had been on hiatus the whole week leading up to the Easter holiday.
The View airs weekday mornings at 11 a.m. ET and 10 a.m. CT/PT on ABC.