“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.”
Fox News hosts are going back to downplaying threat from coronavirus: report
Major Fox News personalities like Sean Hannity spent weeks assuring viewers that the novel coronavirus wasn't a serious threat. In recent weeks, however, they have shifted to a different narrative, acknowledging that the virus is dangerous but giving President Donald Trump credit for taking action and criticizing Democrats' lack of action — even though many Democrats, in fact, warned the pubic first.
But according to The Daily Beast, even as there is no clear end to the crisis in sight, and even as the U.S. crosses 13,000 deaths, many Fox News hosts are going back to downplaying the virus, either telling viewers it wasn't as bad as advertised and urging the president to end public safety measures against it.
The dangers of Trump TV: MSNBC host hammers Fox News as ‘genuine public health threat’ amid pandemic
Tuesday night, Fox News decided that all anyone needed to do is to pump Americans with a Malaria drug and send them back to work to save President Donald Trump's economy.
Speaking Wednesday night, MSNBC host Chris Hayes bashed the conservative network for downplaying the seriousness of coronavirus, saying that they are "a genuine public health threat."
While Trump has advisers like Dr. Anthony Fauci, he also has the unofficial advisers he sees on Fox News.
They "are coalescing around the idea the whole thing is just overblown and we need to pump everyone full of the malaria drug and get them back to work. This is what you heard if you watch trump tv just last night," Hayes said. He then played clips illustrating exactly that, with hosts ranting and raving about the virus not being as serious as the flu.
‘Don’t let him rewrite history’: GOP ex-congressman slams Trump for painting fewer than 100,000 COVID-19 deaths as a victory
At Wednesday's coronavirus task force press conference, President Donald Trump reiterated his claim that if fewer than 100,000 Americans die from COVID-19, it will be a victory for him.
Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) had none of it.
He ignored the warnings. He ignored the scientists & doctors. He refused to prepare. He lied about the virus. This country wasn’t ready. People got sick. People died. People lost their jobs. Because he cared more about himself than the country.
Don’t let him rewrite history. https://t.co/9snqoJ1VQI