“The View” co-hosts Meghan McCain and Joy Behar clashed loudly over never-Trump conservatives in a surprisingly heated exchange.
Behar recommended a column by the Washington Post‘s Max Boot, who wondered whether the U.S. could survive a second term from President Donald Trump — and McCain interrupted to grumble.
“Oh, for god’s sake, that guy?” McCain said.
Behar tried to get back on topic, saying that Boot had been a conservative but left the Republican Party over Trump, but McCain objected.
“He’s not,” she said. “He’s not.”
McCain and Behar then bickered back and forth over whether Boot had been a conservative, before host Whoopi Goldberg asked them to move on to another topic.
“Wait a minute,” Behar said, “just one word. He writes what will happen to this country if Trump wins in 2020. Read it and weep.”
McCain couldn’t let her point go unchallenged.
“There are people like that and people like Joy Behar go on TV and say, ‘Oh look, it’s the Republican, it’s the conservative,'” she said. “Max Boot would vote for Elizabeth Warren. There are people who have completely abandoned their conservative principles because Trump happened and they have Trump derangement system and I take umbrage that people like that go on TV and say they’ll vote for Democrats when they will abandon their policies.”
“I don’t have a personal problem with Max Boot,” she added, “(but) when you’re voting for liberals and you’re voting for liberal policies and you come out saying you’re okay with Medicare for All.”
Behar asked whether Boot had come out in support of Medicare for All, and McCain snapped and admitted she didn’t actually know.
“I didn’t know Max Boot was going to be a hot topic this morning so I didn’t follow up on all the policies,” McCain said, as the audience laughed. “People like him and Jennifer Rubin and many others go on TV and are quoted as Republicans, when they might as well be liberals like you — and I’m sick of it because it makes my life harder.”
Trump rages at new light bulbs during White House meeting for making him look orange
President Donald Trump on Friday complained about energy-efficient light bulbs that he claimed made him look orange.
As reported by Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason, the president said he wanted to bring back older light bulbs that would give him a more flattering skin tone.
"Trump quips that the new light bulbs don’t make him look good and being a 'vain' person, that’s important to him," Mason reports. "He says they make him look orange. He plans to bring cheaper light bulbs back."
MSNBC host reveals stunning new evidence that blows a hole in Republicans’ defense of Trump
During the House impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, Republicans have frequently pushed the talking point that there couldn’t have been any real “quid pro quo” between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Despite a multi-month delay, they claim, the funds allocated for military aid to Ukraine were eventually released without Zelensky ever investigating former Vice President Joe Biden or his son, Hunter Biden, as Trump wanted. No harm, no foul, these Republicans argue.
Many have explained why this argument does hold up for a variety of reasons. But MSNBC’s Ari Melber, on his Thursday show, outlined a new reason why that talking point is bogus: 14% of the money allocated for military aid to Ukraine remains unreleased, according to the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report.
Former ‘America First’ Senate candidate arrested for domestic violence for a second time
A Maine man who was gearing up to challenge Susan Collins (R-ME) for her Senate seat has been charged with domestic violence -- for the second time, CentralMaine.com reports.
On Sunday, 45-year-old Derek Levasseur was arrested and booked at the Fairfield Police Station on a domestic violence assault charge. He was later released on bail.
Levasseur announced his Senate bid earlier this year touting an “America First” platform, making him the first Republican to challenge Collins since she was elected in 1996. He later quit the race, blaming pressure from "party elites." According to the police report, he was involved in a “domestic situation” inside a residence when he was arrested.