“The View” co-host Meghan McCain tried to trap Sen. Kamala Harris in a “weird lie” about what music she listened to the first time she tried weed, but Sunny Hostin quickly shut her down.
Harris told a radio show that she had smoked pot as a college student, and she cited a pair of rappers whose debut albums came out well after her university days were over.
“The political aspect of Kamala’s interview is she’s caught in a weird lie,” McCain said. “She said she smoked listening to Tupac and Snoop Dogg. She graduated from Howard University in 1986. Tupac’s debut album came out in 1991, and Snoop’s in 1993. She’s either smoking marijuana after the time she said she is or she was listening to different albums or she’s misremembering.”
“This is getting play online,” she added. “The thing I would say to Sen. Harris is, I was impressed with her authenticity. Hillary Clinton was a beta test for not trying to be too cool. Don’t try and be too cool. You’re already cool — you have an interesting background, interesting career so far. Just try to fix our country.”
Hostin pointed out that marijuana was legal in California, and McCain asked why she would bring up two rappers who came out several years later.
“It reminded me about hot sauce in my bag,” McCain said, referring to comments Clinton made on the campaign trail about traveling with hot sauce in her purse.
Hostin headed McCain off, and said that Harris shouldn’t suffer any blowback for her hip-hop anachronism.
“I will say that Trump has lowered the bar so low that it’s not going the matter if she smoked pot during Tupac or Biggie or Beyoncé or anything,” Hostin said.
Host Joy Behar chimed in: “In the age of Trump, I think marijuana should be mandatory, frankly.”
Bill Barr and the White House plan to collect information on social media users when Trump signs Executive Order: reports
A draft of President Donald Trump's social media executive order shows it would create disturbing structures that could allow the President of the United States to personally target social media companies he feels are taking action against his supporters, enable his supporters to report that action directly to the White House, and empower the Attorney General of the United States to collect publicly available "watch-lists" of social media users that monitor not only their online activities but their offline activities as well.
The draft is not final, but both the speed with which it will be signed and reports show it likely has not gone through interagency review, as CNN's Brian Fung, who calls it "hastily conceived," notes.
‘I have no time for this’: The View’s Meghan McCain blows up GOP conspiracies about voting by mail
"The View" co-host Meghan McCain broke with fellow Republicans who claim voting by mail is rife with fraud.
President Donald Trump and other GOP elected officials warn that efforts to make absentee ballots more easily available will allow Democrats to steal the election, but McCain said that hasn't been the case in her home state.
"That's not accurate," McCain said. "Arizona has voted red every election since 1953, and as Sunny [Hostin] pointed out a few shows ago, 70 percent of Arizonans vote in by absentee ballot or by mail. This is all just trafficking in complete and utter inaccuracies and falsehoods, and it's Thursday. We've had a long week, and I have no time for this."
With nation focused on pandemic, Trump Interior Dept. to greenlight killing of bear cubs and wolf pups in their dens
"Killing has no place in our National Wildlife Refuges."
President Donald Trump's National Park Service plans to finalize rules this week that will allow hunters in Alaska to kill bear cubs and wolf pups while they are in their dens, reversing Obama-era regulations meant to prevent destabilization of the state's biodiversity.