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The View’s Meghan McCain calls in sick after getting brutally mocked online all weekend

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“The View” co-host Meghan McCain called in sick after she endured criticism and mockery all weekend for her comments on anti-Semitism.

During a debate Thursday about allegedly anti-Semitic comments by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), McCain tearfully invoked her father’s Jewish friend, former Sen. Joe Lieberman, after co-host Sunny Hostin said her own grandfather was Jewish.

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“I take this very personally,” McCain said. “I would go so far as to say I probably verge on being a Zionist as well.”

Jewish artist Eli Valley posted a cartoon of McCain crying as she held a six-pointed Star of David and poured matzo ball soup mix into a bowl, alongside books entitled “The Jewish Race Explained” and “A Christian’s Guide to Seder.”

McCain denounced the cartoon as “one of the most anti-Semitic things I’ve ever seen,” and she was widely criticized and mocked online.

“What does anti-Semitic even mean to you?” tweeted Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig, a former Columbia classmate. “He’s a Jewish cartoonist who has spent his career examining Jewish identity, Zionism & anti-semitism. If this is the most anti-Semitic thing you’ve ever seen, you haven’t spent any time examining those issues yourself.”

On Monday, she joined host Whoopi Goldberg, who’s been recovering from double pneumonia for weeks, in taking a sick day.

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“We are down two hosts today, people are getting sick,” said host Joy Behar, and co-host Sunny Hostin admitted she didn’t feel well, either.

“Oh my god, I blame it on Trump,” Behar joked. “Whoopi is still getting better and will be back here soon, and Meghan is also out sick, so we wish her a speedy recovery.”

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Sailors warned against ‘posting negative comments’ after Trump’s acting Navy secretary was trashed online

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On Monday, Military Times reporter Geoff Ziezulewicz obtained a message sent by PR officials to Navy officers on the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, instructing them to have sailors take down social media recordings of Navy Secretary Thomas Modly attacking relieved Capt. Brett Crozier as "stupid."

The message warned "posting negative comments" that put "senior leaders" in a bad light is counterproductive, and urges everyone to stay out of the "negative media spotlight."

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NEW: public affairs folks sent this notice out to leadership on the USS Theodore Roosevelt, telling them to tell their sailors they didn’t have permission to record SECNAV Modly and that bashing “Senior Leaders” online won’t help anything. Stay out the “negative media spotlight” pic.twitter.com/xuFlQGK6rF

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Trump’s health officials privately grumbling about his obsession with unproven anti-malaria drug for COVID-19: report

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Wisconsin GOP slammed for making people choose between their health and their vote

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