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.
“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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
Brian Williams compares Corey Lewandowski’s opening statement to the North Korean news lady
MSNBC host Brian Williams on Tuesday noted the similarities between former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and North Korean news anchor Ri Chun Hee.
"Corey Lewandowski, the former Trump campaign manager who is now considering a Senate run in New Hampshire, testified before the House Judiciary Committee today," Williams reported. "It is likely his North Korean anchorwoman-quality opening remarks were meant were one viewer (Donald Trump)."
Ri, who has earned the nickname "Pink Lady," is known for her enthusiastic reading of government-approved news.
Watch the video below from MSNBC.
‘Train-wreck of a witness’: Analysts nail ‘obstructive’ Corey Lewandowski for proving the Democrats’ case
Political commentator Catherine Rampell disagreed with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni that the Democrats faltered during the hearing with Corey Lewandowski Tuesday. Former state and federal prosecutor Elie Honig called Lewandowski a "train-wreck of a witness."
She explained that Democrats had an extremely low bar: they had to prove Trump obstructed justice and that Corey Lewandowski gave one of the examples of such obstructions. In that sense, Rampell said they accomplished their goals.
"I don’t think this was a great day for Corey Lewandowski," she began. "This is a guy who went on TV and announced to the world -- apparently at the same time he is also trying to fundraise for Senate -- that he lies most of the time. Except when he's under oath."
WATCH: Ana Navarro keeps shouting down Trump booster — even as CNN host cuts to commercial
President Donald Trump cheered on his top Hispanic advisor Steve Cortes, who appeared before a New Mexico audience. Trump asked Cortes which he loved more, Hispanics or America, which prompted CNN's Ana Navarro to blast the president for racism. Meanwhile, Trump's latest CNN shill cried "political correctness."
"Look, I suspect he didn't want to offend Steve Cortes and I suspect Steve Cortes was not offended," Navarro said. "But really what a stupid thing to say. Right? To somehow ask the question about whether you love the country more than you love Hispanics -- they are one and the same."