“The View” just went off the rails once again when hosts Joy Behar and Meghan McCain got into a heated exchange over MAGA hats.
Yahoo News reported that it all started when the women on the ABC talk show began discussing Nancy Pelosi’s firm response to reporter James Rosen, who had asked her if she “hated” President Donald Trump.
“And as a Catholic, I resent your using the word ‘hate’ in a sentence that addresses me. I don’t hate anyone. I was raised in a way that is a heart full of love and always pray for the president. And I still pray for the president. I pray for the president all the time,” she said. “So don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that.”
While the liberal cohosts praised Pelosi for her response, McCain had some issues with it.
“I think the problem is when — she did answer it masterfully — the problem is now she’s now selling T-shirts that say #DontMessWithNancy,” McCain said. “For $39, you can buy a T-shirt.”
“My problem is everything is a meme, everything’s for the internet,” McCain continued. “This is very serious, we’re talking about the Constitution, we’re talking about impeachment and, to me, it reduces it, it’s very reductive to start selling sweatshirts that say #DontMesswithNancy.”
Always quick to make everything about her own hatred for President Trump, Behar responded by bringing up his Make America Great Again slogan.
“So you mean like hats that say ‘Make America Great Again’?” Behar replied to McCain.
“You know what, I’m just trying to make a point and I’ve never worn a MAGA hat, I think you know better than anybody I would never wear a MAGA hat,” McCain said. “And politics doesn’t have to be a meme and clicktivism, but whatever.”
Behar and McCain frequently engage in heated arguments on “The View,” which is why it came as a surprise earlier this year when they claimed that they get along behind the scenes.
“Normally, we disagree but it’s still a lot of good stuff coming up. I always thought they should have us moderate the debates,” McCain claimed. “Because you’re gonna get, first all, we’re not going to BS anyone. … We are also going to ask all the questions that both extreme sides of the party want to know and I think that’s important.”
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