The women of “The View” took issue with President Trump’s canceled Camp David meeting with the Taliban. This heated conversation on the show occurred on the anniversary of the 9/22 terror attacks. Conservative co-host, Meghan McCain, vehemently declared that she would lead a “coup” and march onto the presidential retreat if the president extends an invitation to the terrorist group again.
During the show’s Wednesday morning discussion that focused on the “resignation” of National Security Adviser John Bolton, McCain addressed the giddiness that was apparent with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin over the news that Bolton was out.
“I know maybe this is like beating a dead horse, but it’s imprudent,” McCain said. “What is this, Gossip Girl? Celebrity Big Brother? Why are you so thrilled? It’s not good for America!”
She went on to describe that Bolton had a “good reputation” before he joined the White House. Now his time with the Trump administration has left him “terribly tainted.” Then the co-host applauded Bolton for potentially being the one who stopped the Camp David meeting.
“Maybe you stopped the Taliban from coming to Camp David, and if this is why you’re out, thank you,” she said. “Because I don’t want the Taliban in Camp David, but the whole thing was bizarre for me.”
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg jumped in and questioned whether the Taliban invitation ever existed in the first place.
“Do you actually think he had set up a meeting with the Taliban to come to the United States?” Goldberg asked the panel. Sunny Hostin, another co-host, noted that he previously invited North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
McCain then attempted to rally her colleagues to fight the federal government if the Taliban set foot in the symbolic presidential retreat.
“If that ended up happening,” she exclaimed. “I would create a coup starting with this table, and I would say, ‘Ladies, we’re going to Camp David and stopping this from happening because of all the bat-crap crazy things, that’s the dumbest!’”
Goldberg continued to push her theory that Trump made up the whole meeting in order to distract the public.
“I don’t believe for one second—it doesn’t make any sense,” she stated, adding that Trump “put it out there” because he has “more people looking at other stuff and not what he’s actually doing.”
Credit: Daily Beast