On Monday’s broadcast of “The View,” conservative co-host Abby Huntsman announced that she is leaving the popular ABC talk show and will be working on the 2020 campaign of her father, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (who is running for that position again). But CNN Business reported that according to its sources, Abby Huntsman had reasons for leaving the show other than her father’s gubernatorial campaign: a “toxic” work environment and friction with co-host Meghan McCain. And according to the Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove, ABC executives wanted Huntsman to deny the CNN story — which she refused to do.
Grove reports that “multiple” sources told the Beast that ABC executives Hilary Estey McLoughlin and Barbara Fedida “asked Huntsman to go on-camera and counter reports of internal strife by putting a positive spin on The View’s supposedly collegial workplace instead of the scorpions-in-a-bottle ambiance that is frequently portrayed in the tabloids.” But Huntsman, following the advice of co-host Whoopi Goldberg, refused to do it; Goldberg, Grove reports, believed that denying the reports of a toxic work environment would only fuel the tabloid gossip.
The tension between McCain and Huntsman, CNN Business reported earlier this week, stemmed from Huntsman discussing parenting on the show. McCain (daughter of the late Arizona Sen. John McCain) had suffered a miscarriage and believed that Huntsman was being insensitive by discussing parenting-related topics.
According to the Daily Mail, ABC executives are hoping that CNN’s Ana Navarro (a GOP strategist and vehement critic of President Donald Trump) will become more prominent on “The View.” The Mail reported that with Huntsman “out the door, ABC is trying to find a way to convince Friday co-host Ana Navarro to commit more time to the show, as bosses rave about the Republican…. The proud Never-Trumper has become a fan favorite on the show, especially for her ability to keep Meghan McCain in check.”
Jake Tapper stunned by Trump’s debate: ‘That was a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck’
CNN Jake Tapper reacted in shock on Tuesday following the first presidential debate between Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.
"That was a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck," Tapper said. "That was the worst debate I have ever seen. In fact, it wasn't even a debate. It was a disgrace."
"And it's primarily because of President Trump," he remarked, "who spent the entire time interrupting, not abiding by the rules that he agreed to, lying, maliciously attacking the son of the vice president. When asked to condemn white supremacists, he brought up the name of a neo-fascist, far-right group and said, 'Stand back and stand by.'"
Trump causes widespread shock by refusing to call out white supremacy at first 2020 debate
President Donald Trump was asked to call out white supremacy during the first 2020 general election presidential debate -- and refused to do so.
Instead of calling out white supremacists, Trump instead said, “Proud Boys, stand back and stand by!”
Here's some of what people were saying about Trump's views on racism:
Trump defiantly refuses to condemn extremists groups at debate: ‘Proud Boys, stand back and stand by’
President Donald Trump on Tuesday refused an opportunity to disavow right-wing extremists and white supremacist groups.
At his first 2020 presidential debate, Trump was asked if he would speak out against the extremist groups.
"Are you willing, tonight, to condemn white supremacist and militia groups and to say that they need to stand down?" moderator Chris Wallace asked the president.
"I would say almost everything I see is from the left wing," Trump complained. "I'm willing to do anything. I want to see peace."
"Do it, sir," Wallace said.
"Say it," Democratic candidate Joe Biden chimed in.