After a heated argument between Meghan McCain and Joy Behar took over The View on Valentine's Day, fans of the political talk show took to social media to react. The argument began when Behar discussed Democratic presidential hopeful Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who McCain said Behar and the media were too quick to label as a shoo-in for the upcoming presidential election.
McCain argued that along with black voters, Bloomberg doesn't hold a key demographic that would be crucial to winning, should he be the Democratic candidate in November against President Donald Trump.
Continue scrolling to read about the argument itself as well as the reaction on social media.
"You have to win over the Midwest and Pennsylvania and coal miners and people that are not attractive to a lot of the Democratic coalition to win over the presidency and Trump has that locked and loaded right now. And I'm sorry, a guy who wants to take away your slurpy is going to have a real problem," McCain told Behar, who shot back that "The guy who wants to take away your healthcare is in ever worse trouble."
That's when things got tense, with McCain firing back, "You know what, Joy? I've been right about election stuff and you've been wrong, so just trust me on this."
""How have I been wrong?" Behar replied.
"You thought Trump was gonna lose in 2016 and I didn't," she said.
"He did actually lose, you know," Behar said.
"Does that make you feel good at night? He's in the White House," an increasingly growing frustrated McCain shot back. "That's a ridiculous thing to say every single day of the show. He is President. Move on!"
A small smattering of applause rang out in the audience before Behar said, "Everybody on this panel repeats themselves, OK?"
"You're trying to make yourself feel better. It's weird," McCain said.
"I don't want to make myself feel better. I want him out!" Behar said to her own round applause.
Some Twitter users agreed with McCain's point that griping about Trump's presidency can be a tired trope on The View.
Meghan is right. @JoyVBehar is shilling for Michael Bloomberg.
Ironically, Joy Behar read the definition of racism on the show and, by definition, Michael Bloomberg (and Joe Biden) are racists who have traumatized, captured & enslaved Black men and boys based on race. #TheView pic.twitter.com/azZm2WSEbj— The Stunt Queen Agency (@StuntQueenAgncy) February 14, 2020
Joy Behar needs to stop acting like Black people support Bloomberg. #TheView— becca (@MJFinesseLover) February 14, 2020
But not everyone agreed with McCain. Some wrote that she was overvaluing middle America. Others got personal, writing that her presence negatively affects the show.
Meghan McCain you always talking about the middle of the country. What about the entire United States of America stand up for what's right and not just was for white.— Celeste Battle (@celeste_battle) February 14, 2020
@TheView Meghan McCain take a breath, and let Joy Behar finish. There was no reason to take her head off, and even if you were right about every election since Lincoln...give Joy a chance!#sshMeganMcCain.— Kim Moses (@KimMoses15) February 14, 2020
@TheView you need to do something with Meghan McCain. Her attitude and facial expressions is really bringing the show down.— Nic (@Nic5697) February 14, 2020
Some found humor in McCain's argument that she has been correct about political issues and outcomes in the past.
LMFAO I am still laughing about Meghan McCain saying "I am ALWAYS right" and then they asked "When?" and she said, "I said trump would win" LMFAO That's all. That's it. She's always right NOW! That Art History degree...LMFAO #TheView— Miami Alex. (@_ALEX_305) February 14, 2020
You know what I just realized? @MeghanMcCain is such a spoiled, entitled, rude, “know-it-all”, brat that by being rude to someone like Joy Behar in a conversation on a show like the VIEW reminded me of a female TRUMP! “I am right all the time and you are wrong!” Omg!!! Get ovr it— Buqe Osmani (@BuqeOsmani) February 14, 2020
OMG STFU NUTMEG can she stop with her rambling interrupting #TheView— 🤦♀️🇨🇦🇨🇦 (@SauveShari) February 14, 2020
I cant watch anymore and stomach MEGHAN McCain's outbursts and entitled attitude. I used to love the show, but recently she has made it dark and divisive. I'm sorry, but even Hasselbeck was better than this.— Chris 🏳️🌈 (@RebelHeart311) February 14, 2020
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