“The View” co-host Meghan McCain hates New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, and she made sure everyone knows it.
The mayor entered the already crowded Democratic presidential primary, and McCain and host Whoopi Goldberg strongly criticized his tenure leading the city.
“This morning on (‘Good Morning America’),” McCain said, “people were screaming ‘liar’ so loud outside that George Stephanopoulos had to say, hey, there’s a bunch of protesters out there.”
Co-host Joy Behar, who defended de Blasio’s record, suggested the protesters could have been a setup to make the mayor look bad, and McCain shouted her down.
“Can I just finish talking?” McCain said. “Because I hate this guy, thank you.”
She got a smattering of applause, and launched into a litany of reasons she dislikes de Blasio.
“Seventy-six percent of New Yorkers said he shouldn’t run for president,” McCain said, “here’s a violent crime rise, there’s a measles outbreak, increase in homelessness, he’s a climate change hypocrite. He drives to and from Gracie Mansion down to Brooklyn, an 11-mile caravan, yet he’s advocating for a Green New Deal right now. And on top of everything else, he killed the groundhog, and I feel like that’s important to America. We have the video, he did. He dropped this groundhog!”
De Blasio dropped “Staten Island Chuck” during a Groundhog Day event, and the Staten Island Zoo eventually admitted the animal died a week later from internal injuries.
“Are you holding him responsible for the measles outbreak?” Behar said.
“You’re talking about crappy things happening in New York City,” McCain said. “As far as I’m concerned, it is (his fault).”
Confederate battle flag banned — Marine Corps declares it a ‘threat to our core values’
The United States Marine Corps banned the public display of the Confederate battle flag on Friday.
"Depictions of the Confederate battle flag are unauthorized in public and work spaces aboard an installation," the Marine Corps wrote in guidance to the troops.
The ban applies to bumper stickers, clothing and flags among other items.
"The Confederate battle flag has all too often been co-opted by violent extremist and racist groups whose divisive beliefs have no place in our Corps," the Marines explained.
"Our history as a nation, and events like the violence in Charlottesville in 2017, highlight the divisiveness the use of the Confederate battle flag has had on our society," the continued. "The presents a threat to our core values, unit cohesion, security, and good order and discipline."
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Trump is ‘a soulless man with a broken mind’: George Conway calls out his wife’s boss in scathing op-ed
George Conway, the prominent Republican attorney married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, blasted his wife's boss in a new Washington Post op-ed published online on Friday evening.
"Until three brief months ago, President Trump never faced a serious crisis, at least one not of his own making. But now he has faced two, and is failing two, in short order: the covid-19 pandemic, with its concomitant economic devastation; and now social unrest, and rioting, stemming from the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody," Conway wrote. "Lacking in humanity, Trump has had no idea how to handle either one."