ABC’s “The View” was once again the sight of a heated confrontation starring self-proclaimed conservative firebrand Meghan McCain.
The daytime TV host sparred with stand-in host and CNN regular Ana Navarro on the issue of whistleblowers when the pair combusted on Friday’s edition of the show.
McCain cited the disdain that many on the left hold for Julian Assange, who it is believed directly affected the 2016 presidential election by leaking then-candidate Hillary Clinton’s emails:
During the exchange, McCain attempted to clarify that she could have been “clumsy” in her comments, speaking over the group: “Excuse me, maybe I was clumsy in the way that I said it,” she said, talking over the other hosts.
Navarro cut her off saying she was “two feet away” and that McCain didn’t “have to yell.
“I don’t know what you just said,” McCain responded.
“I said, ‘Don’t scream at me. I’m two feet away,'” Navarro recounted. McCain responded by telling Navarro that her comments were “so rude.”
Host Joy Baher, who was serving as the moderator, sent the show off to commercial break, which prompted McCain to walk off the stage.
McCain made headlines earlier in the week when she spoke out about her former co-worker at the Fox News network, Laura Ingraham, saying that the host fat-shamed saying she was too large to be on television.
The group was discussing a viral speech by “Late Late Show” host James Corden when he called out HBO’s Bill Maher for saying that there should be more fat-shaming, that it could help those who are overweight.
“I want to say if I weren’t fat-shamed, I wouldn’t have a career,” McCain said. “Laura Ingraham said I was too plus-sized to have a career. Shout out, Laura: I’m on ‘The View’ — and you’re not.”
McCain’s comments solicited cheering from the crowd before McCain went on saying, “It literally sparked so much outrage, (because) people don’t like it when you are talking about women’s weight,” she said.”I’m fat-shamed every day. Every day somebody on Twitter is like, you’re too fat to be on ‘The View,’ blah blah blah. It is so cruel but I struggle with my weight, and I go, like, way up. I’m, like, 20 pounds up, 20 pounds down. I struggle with it.”
Written by Savannah Pointer.