“The View” is an American talk show created by Barbara Walters and directed by Sarah de la O. The show started on August 11, 1997, and is aired on ABC.
Presently, the show has aired 25 seasons with a total of 5000 episodes. “The View” has 22 co-hosts, of which one of them is Meghan McCain. The other co-hosts include Lisa Ling, Nicole Wallace, and Michelle Collins.
McCain decided to leave the show before the 25th season commenced. She announced in July 2021, and the popular reason then was because she wanted to focus on her 12-months old baby, Liberty.
Although it was a genuine reason, the American TV personality recently revealed another reason why she wanted to leave the talk show. Do you want to know the reason? Keep scrolling.
McCain Shared Another Reason Why She Left ‘The View’
Aside from wanting to be available for her daughter, McCain revealed another reason for her decision to leave the show. She discussed an issue that came up during one of the previous episodes of the show.
She first addressed how she became one of the co-hosts on the talk show and gave Whoopi Goldberg her props for convincing her to join the show in 2017, as it was a decision she didn’t regret. Despite showing her admiration for the TV personality/comedian, she admitted that they have had their differences. She mentioned that they often disagreed on political matters, but they were also ready to respect each other’s opinions.
In one of the episodes in December 2019, an argument came up between her and Goldberg on the issue of presidential impeachment, and Goldberg lost it. They exchanged words on the show, and Goldberg kept commanding her to stop talking. She was stunned and said she wouldn’t talk again for the rest of the show. Surprisingly, Goldberg replied that she was okay with that.
During an interview with Ramin Setoodah, the talk show co-host admitted that the heated argument and exchange of words that day was the beginning of an unfriendly atmosphere between the duo.
About Meghan McCain & Whoopi Goldberg
Meghan McCain is an American author and TV personality born on October 23, 1984, in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. The Republican is a daughter to John McCain and Cindy McCain.
She attended primary and high school in Arizona. She then earned her BA degree from Columbia University in 2007. In 2007, she attracted people’s attention when she addressed presidential campaign issues in her blog, McCain Blogette. Two years later, the 36-year-old started writing for The Daily Beast. On October 9, 2017, she made her first appearance on “The View.”
On the other hand, Whoopi Goldberg is an American author, comedian, actor, and TV personality born on November 13, 1955. She is a popular figure who has won several awards, including an Emmy Award and a Grammy Award.
She became the moderator and a co-host of the talk show on September 4, 2007. Her first appearance on the show gained the attention of millions of people who commended her talent. The comedian has made many controversial statements on the show, yet, she is one of the most loved co-hosts on the show.
She is someone that McCain respects so much, and they are good friends. However, a recent argument might have strained their relationship for good.
McCain is Unhappy About The Argument With Goldberg
It was evident that McCain was not happy when she addressed the second reason she left the talk show. She noted that it was a horrible experience considering that they (her and Goldberg) were friends.
While sobbing, she stated that Goldberg apologized the next morning after the squabble, and it was something she does too if she is at fault on the show.
She was getting emotional while chatting about it because she felt she was addressed as a child during the argument. Comments from Twitter also contributed to making her feel that way, and she felt lonely.
At that moment, McCain said she felt Goldberg didn’t want her on the show anymore. She also felt that the difference in opinions was developing into contempt which was unhealthy for the workspace.
McCain Expressed Her Feelings For Goldberg
McCain explained that she and the Grammy Award winner were not that close, but their friendship was good. She loved Goldberg and also admitted that Goldberg was surprised when she was leaving the show.
She said that Goldberg commands lots of respect from colleagues, viewers, and fans. But considering her futuristic pursuits, McCain does not regret the decision to leave the show.
She gave her opinion about working in an environment with people. She believes that ‘you don’t have to remain in a work environment where you are being criticized on the internet for your opinion.’
The internet comments should not cause a bad day for you; it says a lot about your involvement in the work environment.
For her, she felt Goldberg stopped respecting her, and it made her work hard. Overall, she is content with leaving as it felt healthier for her.