Meghan McCain drew unintentional laughter after complaining that one-time White House press secretary Anthony Scaramucci might join the cast of a reality TV show.
Scaramucci’s wife Deidre Ball is reportedly being considered to join the cast of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City,” and her husband — who served 11 tumultuous days in President Donald Trump’s administration — briefly appeared as a contestant CBS’ “Celebrity Big Brother.”
“As a loyal ‘Housewives’ watcher — tonight at 9, I have it DVR’d, I’m very excited — it is a perfect cast right now, they don’t need her,” McCain said. “It is a perfect cast. I don’t want any new people joining. I’m totally fine, and I don’t think we should be rewarding bad behavior.”
She questioned Scaramucci’s motives for joining the Trump administration, and she complained that his post-government reality TV career diminished the White House.
“Anthony Scaramucci joined our government to only be on TV,” McCain said. “If this is someone using the White House to be on reality television, I don’t support it. I don’t like it.”
Host Whoopi Goldberg burst into laughter, and was quickly joined by the audience.
“You know why I’m laughing?” Goldberg said, through guffaws.
“Did I say something funny?” McCain said.
“People using reality TV to get on the White House,” Goldberg offered, and then co-host Sunny Hostin started laughing, too.
McCain still didn’t seem to understand.
“I love reality TV,” McCain said. “I’m a ‘Housewife’ fanatic. I would like to keep the separation of reality TV and government.”
“Too late,” Goldberg said, and the other three co-hosts joined in. “Too late.”
McCain hung her head, finally understanding the laughter.
“This whole administration is one big reality show,” co-host Joy Behar said, and McCain insisted she knew and then laughed herself.
“That’s what made me laugh,” Goldberg said. “We’re talking about the biggest bonehead on reality TV — we’re in it.”
McCain then tried to steer the topic back to “Real Housewives.”
“They don’t need her,” she said. “It’s a great cast, except for Barbara. I don’t like her as much, but it’s okay.”
The Trump rape allegations expose some appalling facts about history of the ‘rule of law’ in America
In last week’s New York magazine, journalist E. Jean Carroll recounts her rape in a New York department store dressing room, some 23 years ago. “[He] opens [my] overcoat, unzips his pants, and, forcing his fingers around my private area, thrusts his penis halfway —or completely, I’m not certain —inside me.” The alleged rapist? United States President Donald J. Trump.
Carroll joins more than a dozen other women who have publicly accused the sitting president of sexual assault or harassment, with no consequences yet for Trump.
WATCH: Rosie O’Donnell takes a shot at Meghan McCain over her treatment of Joy Behar
Rosie O'Donnell took some shots at Meghan McCain for her recent behavior on "The View."
The former co-host left about two years before McCain joined the five-woman panel in October 2017, and O'Donnell said she should show more respect to the show's veterans, reported Hollywood Life.
“I do have some compassion for her," O'Donnell said, referring to the loss of her father, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). "Although I wish she wouldn’t be mean to Joy Behar, who is like a living legend and who should be respected for no other reason than she’s the elder statesman in the room.”
Accelerating exoplanet discovery using chemical fingerprints of stars
Stars are born when huge clouds of dust and gas collapse in on themselves and ignite. These clouds are made up of raw elements, like oxygen and titanium, and each cloud has a unique composition that imprints on the star. And within the stellar afterbirth – from the material that didn’t find its way into the star – planets are formed.
Finding planets orbiting distant stars, or exoplanets, is difficult. There are tried and true methods that involve using large telescopes to detect these tiny objects. But I’ve developed a faster and more powerful strategy for planet hunting that is based on the chemistry of the star. I am a planetary astrophysicist. Admittedly, this is a title that I made up because I wanted something that actually described what I do. I study the elements within stars, their patterns, and how they are connected to planets.