“The View” co-host Joy Behar snapped at Meghan McCain for complaining that she’d drifted off topic.
The pair clashed in the opening segment on the Pittsburgh massacre, which Behar argued was justification for new gun laws, and McCain griped she hadn’t known that topic would come up.
“I didn’t think we were going to have a conversation about AR-15s but I’m happy to,” McCain said. “I wanted to have a conversation about tolerance.”
McCain objected again in the next segment, when Behar brought up coverage of President Donald Trump’s rallies during a conversation on social media’s responsibility for promoting violent conduct.
“The media should stop covering those rallies of his, that’s my one recommendation,” Behar said, as the audience cheered. “It just empowers him more.”
McCain took a sarcastic jab at Behar, saying she hadn’t answered host Whoopi Goldberg’s segment-opening question about how much responsibility media companies should bear for a string of mail bombs allegedly sent by a Trump supporter.
“That seems like a logical response to that question,” McCain said. “I mean, come on, we’re talking about social media’s impact and we jumped to Trump’s rallies.”
Behar apparently had enough of McCain interrupting her.
“I jump to wherever I damn please, okay?” Behar said, as the audience applauded. “That’s twice.”
McCain complained that Trump’s rallies were off-topic, but Behar claimed a right to change the subject.
“I’m not allowed to change the subject if I want to?” she said.
“I just thought we were talking about social media,” McCain said.
“You talk about it then,” Behar said. “Go ahead.”
24 hours of embarrassing incidents culminate in #TrumpIsALaughingStock trending on Twitter
President Donald Trump has already had a tough week.
It started Monday evening when HBO aired a widely-panned interview with Axios correspondent Jonathan Swan.
Monday morning, Trump appeared entirely unfamiliar with Yosemite National Park.
And then Trump had another one of his lie-filled presidential briefings.
All the fodder circulating resulted in the hashtag for "Trump is a laughing stock" trending on Twitter.
Here's some of what people were saying about the commander-in-chief:
GOP operatives linked to Kayne West’s presidential bid in potential ‘spoiler’ effort: NYT
There are questions as to whether Kanye West is running a "spoiler" bid for president to help re-elect his friend, Donald Trump, according to a new report by The New York Times.
"At least four people who have been active in Republican politics are linked to Kanye West’s attempt to get on the presidential ballot this year. The connection raises questions about the aims of the entertainer’s effort and whether it is regarded within the G.O.P. as a spoiler campaign that could aid President Trump, even as those close to Mr. West have expressed concerns about his mental health as he enters the political arena," the newspaper reported.
Kris Kobach ridiculed after losing comeback bid in Kansas: ‘Adios amigo’
Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is the projected loser of the state's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.
Kobach, a longtime crusader against immigration, headed up President Donald Trump's so-called "voter fraud commission" before it was disbanded after failing to identify any widespread instances of fraud.
Kobach unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2018.
Here's some of what people were saying about Kobach's defeat: