The partisan tension that is sometimes obvious during a taping of ABC’s “The View” was especially palpable during an exchange on Wednesday.
When co-host Joy Behar denounced fans of President Donald Trump in light of his re-election announcement this week, Meghan McCain attempted to convince her to temper her rhetoric.
“Sometimes, it’s not just that they love Trump so much, it’s that they hate the same things Trump hates,” McCain said. “That’s what’s going on.”
“Who?” Behar shot back. “Black people? And immigrants? Who do they hate?”
McCain responded by saying that it wasn’t a “fun job” for her to show up to work every day.
“I know you’re angry,” she said. “I get that you’re angry that Trump’s president, like a lot of people are, but I don’t think yelling at me is gong to fix the problem.”
When McCain went on to lament that she was being treated as a “sacrificial Republican” on the show, Behar responded with mock sympathy.
“Oh, don’t feel bad for me, b****,” McCain replied. “I’m paid to do this, OK? Don’t feel bad for me.”
The co-hosts assured the audience upon returning from the next commercial break that there was no bad blood between them.