“The View” co-host Meghan McCain got flustered when her colleagues challenged her to identify her core conservative values.
McCain was repeatedly confronted about her political viewpoints by her co-hosts in Friday’s episode, and she explained that those views had made her a target once she left Arizona.
“I think it’s important, when I leave my apartment in New York City, from the second I leave, I’m inundated culturally, in the news, socially when people yell things at me that aren’t nice on the street, I’m reminded I’m a conservative,” McCain said. “It’s not the same experience for a liberal living in New York City. For me I take, as you said, where I come from, which is a deep red state, very seriously to show that perspective on a show where I’m one voice of many.”
Joy Behar said she believed they agreed on a number of topics, and McCain recoiled.
“We don’t agree on anything,” she said.
Co-host Sunny Hostin asked her to define the conservative values that made up her core identity.
“Well, no disrespect, I’m not here to teach a professorial class,” McCain said, looking toward the audience.
Host Whoopi Goldberg refused to let her off the hook that easy, and said it would be helpful to viewers if she explained what she believed.
“Small government, strong national defense, I’m extremely pro-life, pro-military,” McCain rattled off. “I believe that America is a shining beacon on top of a hill, like Ronald Reagan said.”
Then she changed the subject to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), who’s running a long-shot Democratic presidential campaign with an isolationist foreign policy platform, which is outside the party’s mainstream position.
“It’s a popular one that is gaining traction,” McCain insisted.
Goldberg and the others seemed baffled, and co-host Ana Navarro complained that McCain was spreading misleading Republican propaganda.
“It actually is not popular,” Navarro said. “That’s the point I was making first, when there are people trying to define the Democratic Party by these voices.”
Navarro listed a number of Democratic Party leaders whose views differ from Gabbard’s, and McCain tried to turn the tables.
“I actually want to know why you’re a conservative,” McCain said.
Condo owner sends recording of monkey noises to prospective renter — and repeatedly calls her the N-word
Giulia Ozyesilpinar, the owner and operator of the Ocean Five Condo Hotel in Miami Beach, went on a racist tirade this week against a prospective renter because she didn't promptly respond to her WhatsApp messages.
The Miami New Times reports that London resident Monifah Brown had booked a condo at Ocean Five with some friends who were planning to go with her to a summer vacation in Miami.
However, after booking the condo, Ozyesilpinar sent her messages saying that she was having problems processing her credit cards. After Brown didn't initially respond to those messages, Ozyesilpinar sent her a racist message telling her that she was hurting the reputations of other black people.
‘Incoherent’ Trump blistered by ex-National Security Council member for acting as Putin’s unwitting stooge
In a ferocious column for Politico, a former member of the National Security Council who served under both President George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton called out Donald Trump for what he called the president's "incomprehensible" policies when it comes to Russia.
According to Andrew S. Weiss, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment, the American president is likely the best friend Russian President Vladimir Putin could wish for.
Pointing out that Trump's meeting with Putin in Osaka is only days away, Weiss, who worked on Russian affairs in the State Department, said the get-together is happening just as three government officials with the most experience dealing with Russia -- Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Joseph Dunford, the NSC’s in-house Russia expert Fiona Hill, and U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman -- are leaving the administration.
Conservative writer warns Democrats all the ways they could blow it in 2020
On Tuesday, Never Trump conservative and The Bulwark editor Charlie Sykes wrote an editorial in Politico warning that Democrats could snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2020 — and urged them to not do anything foolish.
"Donald Trump remains historically unpopular because the past three years have cemented the public’s image of the president as a deeply dishonest, erratic, narcissistic, Twitter-addicted bully. As a result, a stunning 57 percent of voters say they will definitely not vote to reelect him next year and he trails Democratic challengers in key states," wrote Sykes.