Meghan McCain and Joy Behar Go at It in Tense View Standoff: ‘I Miss Whoopi When She’s Not Here’


The View‘s Joy Behar and Meghan McCain got into an icy standoff on Tuesday, which ended with a proclamation from the latter that President Donald Trump will win re-election if Democrats keep flirting with socialism ahead of 2020

The argument started during a panel discussion of the political traction Mayor Pete Buttigieg has been getting among the Democratic base. McCain brought up a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll suggesting most Americans would be okay with a homosexual president. However, the poll also said only 25 percent of the country would approve of having a socialist as president.

When Behar suggested most Americans don’t realize what socialism really means, McCain responded that “people are smart.” This led to a back-and-forth in which she asked if Behar was questioning her intelligence.

The conversation grew increasingly tense as McCain said “it’s so ridiculous” and that nominating a Democratic socialist 2020 candidate would make Trump’s re-election a certainty.

“I miss Whoopi [Goldberg] when she’s not here,” an exasperated McCain said to substitute moderator Behar.

She added:

“I’m just trying to explain to you the other side…and why Democratic Socialists could be leading you toward the path of Trump getting re-elected. Instead, I’m told I don’t understand what [a] Democratic Socialist [is]. I assure you, Joy, I do.”

Behar promptly closed the segment without a response.

Watch above, via ABC.

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