During a conversation about President Biden‘s testy remarks to CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins, Meghan McCain did some lashing out of her own. The View kicked off this morning with a debate about Biden’s response to Collins yesterday, during which he snapped at her and told her, “you’re in the wrong business.” Biden later apologized for his outburst, but McCain wasn’t having it, accusing the president of “100% Trump-y” behavior.
“Just because Trump was so bad, it doesn’t absolve Biden’s behavior,” the conservative cohost said. “I would just like a little intellectual consistency. If Trump had done that, we would be screaming at the top of our lungs in one way or another.” McCain added that seeing Biden “spouting off” at Collins was both “unbecoming” and “ridiculous,” but that it was “particularly bizarre” to do it in a foreign country.
She continued, “After he apologized, he went on Air Force One and continued to talk smack, saying, ‘You guys never give me any levity, you guys always wanna be so negative.’ Well, it’s the press’ job to speak truth to power and just because Biden has gotten a pass so far, which he has, and continues to do, it is in no one’s best interest to treat him like it’s state TV.”
Following McCain’s comments, co-host Whoopi Goldberg shared her own take, saying she “never saw” Trump apologize during his presidency, unlike Biden. “I will take it, because sometimes I’m rude to somebody,” she admitted. “We’re all like that.” As Goldberg spoke, McCain interjected to add, “With all due respect, I don’t care, but we’re not the president.”
Goldberg tried to shut down the interruption, asking McCain to let her finish, but her co-host continued to cut her off, repeating, “Well with all due respect, I don’t care if he’s apologizing. He just embarrassed himself and he looks like Trump.”
Goldberg visibly lost her patience with McCain, exclaiming, “I don’t care that you don’t care, just hear what I’m saying!” to which McCain snapped back, “Well I don’t care that you don’t care, Whoopi, so we’re even,” and rolled her eyes. As Goldberg attempted to move the show to commercial break, she added, “Well then good, Meghan, then you can be how you always are.”
But McCain wanted the last word, pointing her finger and shouting back, “You can be how you always are!” a response that brought us some major “I know you are, but what am I?” energy.
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