The View’s Meghan McCain lost her temper on Thursday when her dogged efforts to blame President Donald Trump’s shutdown on “both sides” got obliterated by co-host Sunny Hostin, who not-so-calmly explained that the president had “manufactured this nightmare” all on his own.
McCain was already in a tough spot after co-host Joy Behar ran a clip of the president’s infamous televised meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, in which Trump declared he was “proud to shut down the government”
“To Democrats, you as a Democrat, what culpability do you hold in this? Because everyone is screwed right now,” McCain blustered, her voice rising. “We’re talking about TSA workers that aren’t getting paid. People aren’t getting paid. Both sides should be adults about this including on this show to get it right, and I’m sick of playing politics on this show every day with issues that affect everyone.”
“However, isn’t it true that Trump manufactured this nightmare? Isn’t it true that Trump started –” replied Hostin, as McCain began shouting over her.
“Let me finish, oh my God,” Hostin broke in. “Isn’t it true that Trump manufactured this need for the wall? He’s the one that pulled DACA. He’s the one that –”
“He’s also the president,” interrupted McCain, sneering at the former federal prosecutor. “He has that power.”
“He’s also the person that already said he would take responsibility for the shutdown,” Hostin continued. “I don’t understand why all of a sudden both sides are responsible for the shutdown.”
“It’s for the good of the country,” McCain insisted. “It’s for the good of America.”
It is widely acknowledged among Democrats that giving in to the president’s demands would only encourage future government shutdowns to force acquiescence to the executive branch.
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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent
The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.
The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.
Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.
Cincinnati sheriff deputies replace American flag at the Justice Center with ‘thin-blue-line’ flag
Cincinnati police were filmed replacing the American flag that hangs over the Justice Center in Ohio's third-largest city. They then replaced it with the thin-blue-line flag, that was created to advocate for law-enforcement during Black Lives Matter Protests.
During the Charlottesville, Virginia riots, right-wing and white supremacist activists carried the thin-blue-line flag along with the Confederate flag to speak out against Black Lives Matter.
While the flag may have been created in support of law enforcement, it has been adopted by white supremacists and taken on a darker meaning.
WATCH: DC protesters turn over ‘agitator’ to police — then the agitators try to start a fight with cops
Protesters in Washington, D.C. were captured on video handing over an agitator to police, while other agitators in paintball tactical gear appeared to try and start fights with police.
Former FBI assistant director of counterintelligence, Frank Figliuzzi, revealed that his former colleagues and law enforcement he knows recognize that far-right agitators are attempting to start significant conflicts between police and protesters.
"There is a minimal presence of Antifa, but a far more disturbing presence of right-wing race-based hate groups, such as the Boogaloo Boys who think there will be a race-based civil war coming," he said on MSNBC.