‘The View’: Meghan McCain ‘Scared’ by ‘Angry’ Joy Behar
Meghan McCain is usually not shy about giving her opinion on The View but on Friday’s episode, she kept mum. Joy Behar started off the show upset that Donald Trump was acquitted by the Senate in the impeachment trial. As the co-hosts gave their opinions, McCain was uncharacteristically quiet until Behar gave her the floor.
“What do you say?” Behar asked McCain.
McCain was timid and said, “You guys are scaring me. I really don’t want to say my opinion today because you’re very angry today, and everyone’s been very angry backstage.”
“We’re very angry today,” Behar quipped.
“I just feel like today is maybe a day for me to be a conservative quietly, because I don’t want to get booed and yelled at today, and that says a lot,” McCain added.
Behar tried to reason with McCain saying that she doesn’t defend Trump but the latter didn’t budge. The conservative co-host gave some facts about Trump’s approval ratings and kept her cool by not trying to anger Behar even more.
Meghan McCain and Joy Behar’s friendship
Although it might seem that McCain and Behar could not be friends, the opposite is the truth. They both are on opposite sides of the political spectrum but they respect each other enough to be friends outside of The View. McCain recently said it upsets her when rumors are spread about an alleged animosity between them.
“It really hurts my feelings!” McCain told Entertainment Tonight about reports she doesn’t like 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.”
In fact, McCain has influenced Behar on certain issues and made her see things from another perspective.
“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,” Behar said.
Meghan McCain confirmes fight with Abby Huntsman
Abby Huntsman left The View at the beginning of the year to help her father run a campaign in the state of Utah. There have been rumors there was a conflict between the hosts and that’s what ultimately drove Huntsman away from the show. When McCain was a guest on Watch What Happens Live, she confirmed there had been a fight between her and Hunstman.
“We did get in a fight, which is a very small fight and a friend-fight,” McCain confirmed. “All friendships have ups and downs and it was bizarre for me to have the fact that we got into one fight to be put under dissection in the media.”
Despite their feud, McCain remains close to Huntsman and they settled their differences.
“Abby and I have been friends for over 10 years. Our parents were friends in politics, we worked at Fox together, part of the reason of why she came to The View is because we were friends. We are still very good friends. We are very close and I just talked to her yesterday morning,” McCain explained.
The View airs weekdays at 11 a.m. ET and 10 a.m. PT/CT on ABC.