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.
“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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