‘The View’: Whoopi Goldberg Schools Meghan McCain After She Calls Her ‘Dismissive’
Meghan McCain is back to her antics on The View. The conservative co-host engaged in a fiery exchange with Whoopi Goldberg the day after the impeachment vote in the Senate. This is the first heated debate the hosts have since Abby Huntsman announced her exit at the beginning of January.
The “Hot Topics” table was extra hot when the ladies discussed the vote in the Senate that acquitted Donald Trump and kept him in office for the remainder of his term.
McCain was against Romney casting the only Republican vote against Trump in the impeachment trial. She feels that he’s a flip-flopper and cannot be trusted. The political analyst doesn’t think Romney suddenly “woke up and found is conscious” to go against his own party.
That’s when Goldberg interjected to help explain why they were giving the Utah Senator props for his vote.
“I am just glad somebody stood up and said, no!” Goldberg said while McCain tried to talk over her reminding her and Behar of the times they haven’t liked Romney.
Senator John McCain is invoked
The exchange escalated when Goldberg invoked John McCain, which made McCain jump and fire back at the show’s moderator.
“I’m going to give faith in him like I gave to your dad,” Goldberg said reminding everyone how the late senator went against his party.
“With all due to respect Mitt Romney is nothing like my dad,” McCain fired back as she sipped her drink.
“I am giving as much faith because I don’t agree with Mitt Romney but he stood up in a way that nobody else has except for your dad,” Goldberg explained.
McCain warned Goldberg that Romney was going to break her heart if she put “all her bets” on him.
“Listen, I am 63 years old,” Goldberg reminded McCain. “I have been going through this with these people for years.”
“I’m 35 years old,” McCain interjected.
“Yes, and you’re half my age,” Goldberg added.
“That’s very dismissive,” McCain continued. “I don’t understand what my age has to do with my political perspective right now.”
Goldberg tried to explain to McCain the idea she was trying to convey but the latter continued interrupting her saying, “I just don’t think it’s very nice.”
What McCain didn’t seem to understand was that Goldberg brought up her age to remind McCain she’s been around the block for a while. If Romney disappointed her in the future, he wouldn’t be the first politician to do so because she’s been living for 63 years.
Whoopi Goldberg persisted
Nonetheless, the show’s moderator kept her cool the whole time and once again tried to explain her point.
“I’m not trying to be crappy. I’m just saying to you…,” Goldberg tried to explain again before being cut off.
Joy Behar tried to jump in and say something but Goldberg shut her down to explain her idea.
“This has nothing to do, personally, with you. This has to do with the fact that when you say to me, ‘don’t put all your eggs in a basket…,’ that’s dismissive to me. I know that’s not how you meant it,” Goldberg continued.
McCain was trying to dig herself out of the hole and threw out that Behar “hated” Romney, which Goldberg contested she has never said that.
“I know we look alike,” Goldberg jokingly said while pointing at Behar.
McCain never seemed to understand what Goldberg said and it all ended because they had to cut to break. You can watch the entire exchange in the video below.
The View airs weekdays at 11 a.m. ET and 10 a.m. PT/CT on ABC.