“The View” co-host Meghan McCain bristled when a producer scolded her for repeatedly using “jackass” during a discussion of former Trump Organization attorney Michael Cohen.
Co-host Abby Huntsman suggested Cohen’s congressional testimony Feb. 7 will drive Twitter “wild,” but she questioned why Trump’s opponents suddenly considered the president’s former attorney a “hero.”
“Let’s not forget who Michael Cohen is,” Huntsman said. “A year ago people people hated this guy. He was the fixer for the Trump family for over a decade, he once said he would take a bullet for Trump.”
She argued that Cohen wouldn’t reveal much of value during his testimony, which she insisted couldn’t even be trusted, and McCain largely agreed.
“We’ll probably get some information,” McCain said. “Will it be the damning ‘Trump is impeached’ moment? Probably not. I honestly think Michael Cohen was a jackass from Day One, and I continue to think he’s a jackass. I don’t know what he could probably say to change that.”
Guest host Ana Navarro disagreed, saying Cohen’s testimony was indeed significant.
“Here’s the thing though,” Navarro said. “He’s Donald Trump’s jackass.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin chimed in, saying that was exactly what she was going to say — and McCain pressed her fingers to her earpiece and interrupted.
“Sorry, apparently you’re not allowed to say that, Ana,” McCain said, frowning. “I just got it in my earpiece — sorry. Sorry I can’t say that, but the audience is in agreement with us, that guy seems shady.”
“I’m sorry, don’t censor us on what we’re allowed to say about a guy like Michael Cohen who’s about to rot in jail,” she added.