Since joining the long-running talk show, The View, Meghan McCain has been a pretty divisive figure. The conservative is known to shout over her co-hosts, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, and Sunny Hostin. She also gets angry when her points don’t come across and she, unfortunately, doesn’t have the biggest fan base with The View fans. However, because she continues to be bombastic, she has been able to help bring in ratings.
Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and the recent protests following the death of yet another unarmed Black person, McCain has many things to say. However, her most recent statement, calling her Upper West Side New York City neighborhood a war zone amid protest isn’t actually an accurate statement, according to her neighbor.
Meghan McCain is not beloved on ‘The View’
From joking about taking the drug hydroxychloroquine, which has been stripped of approval from the Federal Drug Administration to frowning down at another stimulus bill that would help the most underprivileged in society, McCain certainly hasn’t won over many fans.
In fact, her mood and temperament are constantly addressed by fans of The View. “I think Meghan may be mentally unbalanced,” a viewer said. “One day she is aghast at people at beaches, the next day she is defending them. Something is not right there.” Another added, “Meghan McCain is really being pi*** today. You could tell by her sour face that she was in a horrible mood. Can’t wait until she goes on her maternity leave so we can have civil conversations.”
However, McCain just wants people to give her a break sometimes. “I just wish people at home would give me a break, because I’ve been dealing with so much,” McCain shared in Ramin Setoodah’s 2019 book, Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View. “It’s been a lot to deal with the drama of the show, the leaking in the press, and then my grief all at the same time.”
Meghan McCain just called her NYC neighbor a ‘war zone’
McCain lives in the plush and affluent Upper West Side neighborhood, an area that remains untouched by recent Black Lives Matter protests in NYC. That didn’t stop McCain from claiming that her neighborhood looked like a war zone on Twitter. She also shamed New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio in the process.
“My neighborhood in Manhattan is eviscerated and looks like a war zone, she tweeted. “DeBlasio and Cuomo are an utter disgrace. This is not America. Our leaders have abandoned us and continue to let great American cities burn to the ground and be destroyed. I never could have fathomed this”
However, one of McCain’s neighbor’s quicky clapped back at her.
Meghan McCain’s neighbor just dragged her for lying about the state of their NYC neighborhood
Kristin Bartlett, a writer for the TBS’ Full Frontal lives in the same building as McCain. Barlett clapped back at The View host saying, “Meghan, we live in the same building, and I just walked outside. It’s fine.”
Fans have applauded Bartlett’s candor and what’s more, many people are even questioning McCain’s presence in the city. It seems that most of her neighbors believe she’s currently in Arizona amid the pandemic.
Another neighbor added, “Folks in the bldg who would know say she hasn’t been here for months. So I was surprised she had such a clear view of our ‘eviscerated’ neighborhood all the way from Arizona Btw, I went for a walk right before curfew. I’m not sure Meghan knows what a war zone is.” This neighbor also included pictures of a serene neighborhood in her photos without any property damage.