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Meghan McCain explodes after declaring herself a ‘sacrificial Republican’ — and shocks audience with slur against Joy Behar

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Whoopi Goldberg had to cool off a heated argument on “The View” between Joy Behar and Meghan McCain, who complained about being the show’s “sacrificial Republican.”

McCain mocked Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for appearing at President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Orlando, where the president belittled him from the stage.

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“The transformation is complete,” McCain said. “That’s what I thought last night, the transformation is complete.”

She then warned the other panelists not to overlook the crowd enthusiasm for Trump, and she recalled a conversation with a producer who couldn’t understand why the president’s supporters loved him so much.

“It’s not just they love Trump so much,” McCain said, as Behar interrupted her. “They hate the same things Trump hates, that’s what’s going on.”

Behar cut in and asked McCain to specify who or what Trump and his supporters had agreed to hate, and the conservative co-host erupted.

“You know what, Joy, I come here every day open-minded trying to explain it, and it’s not a fun job for me,” she said. “I know you’re angry Trump is president.”

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Behar admitted she was angry about everything Trump did, and McCain asked her to stop taking out her frustration on her.

“I don’t think yelling at me is going to fix the problem,” she said. “I just said that it was hard for me to watch this. I just said it was hard for me to watch Lindsey Graham, who I considered an uncle for a long time, okay?”

“2020 is not in the bag for you,” McCain warned, as Behar tried to break in. “It’s not.”

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Goldberg stepped in and tried to calm them down.

“Okay, okay, okay,” Goldberg said, as the audience applauded. “It’s a great discussion, and we can go back to it. I just need everybody to take a beat.”

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McCain wasn’t finished.

“Being the sacrificial Republican every day,” she said. “I’m just trying to — don’t feel bad for me, bitch. I’m paid to do this, okay? Don’t feel bad for me.”

The co-hosts addressed the outburst after a commercial break, when McCain and Behar agreed they frequently hurled the B-word at one another in private conversations, and they insisted they enjoyed their frequent arguments and got along backstage.

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WATCH: Franklin Graham tells Jeanine Pirro coronavirus pandemic is because of people sinning

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Franklin Graham blamed sinners for the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic during a Saturday night appearance on Fox News.

Host Jeanine Pirro noted the growing death toll and wondered how God could let that happen.

"Well, I don't think it's God's plan for this to happen," Graham said.

"It's because of the sin that's in the world, judge," he argued.

"Man has turned his back on God, we have sinned against him, and we need to ask for God's forgiveness and that's what Easter's all about," he continued.

"This pandemic, this is the result of a fallen world that has turned its back on God," he added.

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Drought causing water shortage amid coronavirus crisis in Chile

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With historically low river flows and reservoirs running dry due to drought, people in central Chile have found themselves particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic.

Years of resource exploitation and lax legislation have allowed most reservoirs in that part of the country to run dry.

"There are now 400,000 families, nearly 1.5 million people approximately, whose supply of 50 liters of water a day depends on tankers," Rodrigo Mundaca, spokesman for the Movement for the Defense of Water, the Earth and the Protection of the Environment, told AFP.

One of the main pieces of advice to protect people against coronavirus is to wash your hands regularly.

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Trump warns of ‘tough week’ ahead — after the United States surpassed 300,000 coronavirus victims

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US President Donald Trump warned Americans on Saturday to brace for a "very horrendous" number of coronavirus deaths in the coming days as the total number of global fatalities from the pandemic soared past 60,000.

As confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 300,000 with more than 8,300 deaths, there was some encouraging news in Italy and Spain.

Europe continues to bear the brunt of the epidemic, however, accounting for over 45,000 of the worldwide deaths, and Britain reported a new daily high in fatalities.

There are now more than 1.17 million confirmed coronavirus cases around the world and there have been 63,437 deaths since the virus emerged in China late last year.

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