There was yet another intense exchange on “The View” this week as the four hosts were remotely debating the $3 trillion COVID-19 relief bill proposal which passed the House last week and is being debated in the Senate.
During the segment, co-hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin both said they think the package should be approved. Meghan McCain, the lone conservative voice in the group, disagreed.
“What this is really about is the ‘haves’ not wanting the ‘have nots’ to survive this and that is really, really serious,” said Hostin. “We have the money. We just don’t seem to have the money to save these people. This is what that’s about.”
“That is just ridiculous,” McCain said, speaking overtop of co-host Whoopi Goldberg. “It’s a Democrat wish list.”
Goldberg tried to interrupt her, and McCain could be heard saying, “Hold on, I just want to — just let me finish… let me finish my point.” The show then cutoff and went to a break.
Viewers in the comments had opinions about the incident.
“You know Meggan knows they’re right when she starts yelling talking over people and rebuffing everyone’s statements with no actual arguments,” one said.
“Meghan, ‘How can we tax people with no economy’, I don’t know, maybe by taxing the 60 corporations that paid 0 cents in federal income tax last year,” another added.
“Megan’s attitude has been negative from the beginning of the show. Why do we have to put up with this negativity ALL the time. Let her go!” a third wrote.
“We’re really passionate — this is our jobs,” Goldberg said. “Sometimes it goes off the rails — and it does.”
“We fight like we’re family — it’s all good,” McCain added.
.@WhoopiGoldberg and @MeghanMcCain address heated comments on Monday's show: "We're really passionate — this is our jobs," Goldberg says. "Sometimes it goes off the rails — and it does."
"We fight like we're family — it's all good," McCain adds. https://t.co/f8u2wc159S pic.twitter.com/3CNUbWgiuV
— The View (@TheView) December 17, 2019
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