"The View" host Meghan McCain was on the receiving end of complaints from social media users after she attacked Dr. Anthony Fauci because of a cover story on People magazine, with the daughter of the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) claiming the tireless doctor leading the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is a self-promoter in the vein of one of the Kardashian family members.
During an uninterrupted monologue on the popular ABC show, McCain stated, "I don't think people that are uncomfortable with celebrity or don't want to be a celebrity, pose on the cover of InStyle Magazine and fashion spreads and on the cover of People magazine," before adding, "I'm sorry but part of the criticism going forward is he just wanted to be a scientist, he clearly wanted to be a Kardashian as well."
That set off an avalanche of criticism of McCain for her attack on the doctor who has a long history in government dating back to the AIDs epidemic 40 years ago.
As one critic of McCain wrote, "Meghan continues to embarrass herself."
You can see some comments below:
@Mediaite @MeghanMcCain This is the official GOP strategy, attack the hero who saved us from Trump’s incompetence.— ⭐️ Merrily vaccinated and unmasked!⭐️ (@⭐️ Merrily vaccinated and unmasked!⭐️) 1622820548.0
@Mediaite @MeghanMcCain The mere fact that she gets paid for her ignorance astounds me. Maybe that is the point.… https://t.co/NfWY49QmJ7— TruthRhymer (@TruthRhymer) 1622820680.0
@Mediaite @MeghanMcCain She’s a Idiot with a 3 Million dollar paycheck that’s it— Yvettra Lee (@Yvettra Lee) 1622820200.0
@TheView So disappointed when I saw that @MeghanMcCain was at work today, and as soon as she opened her mouth, I kn… https://t.co/mzlC7DrSsO— Roxanne La Roc (@Roxanne La Roc) 1622819893.0
@TheView @JoyVBehar @MeghanMcCain @ananavarro @sarahaines @TheRachLindsay The minute Meghan McCain is asked for her… https://t.co/1cMvzsRcup— 🌊Change comes by Voting Blue 2021 🌊 (@🌊Change comes by Voting Blue 2021 🌊) 1622821524.0
Already turned off #TheView when Meghan McCain says Fauci on magazine covers wants to be a Kardashian. I’ll watch l… https://t.co/AtG4iP914P— JJ get vaccinated 🔯 (@JJ get vaccinated 🔯) 1622819478.0
#TheView: Meghan McCain said Dr. Fauci wants to be a Kardashian. @ABC News, what are you doing giving this woman a platform?— Cindy McLennan 🗽💉💉 (@Cindy McLennan 🗽💉💉) 1622820249.0
It is wrong, unprofessional, disgusting, &shows Meghan McCain is out of her damn mind To say “fauci wanted to be a… https://t.co/bkAokNV2bC— this girl (@this girl) 1622822042.0
@MeghanMcCain The View was so awesome yesterday it was fun, cheery etc. Meghan was off. That should tell you ever… https://t.co/tYo601wz3h— Steve Brewster (@Steve Brewster) 1622819409.0
As usual @MeghanMcCain has a hard on for Dr Fauci. Whenever his name comes up she’s got to go after him.. I don’t k… https://t.co/tSQ3SViOEl— Rosemarie (@Rosemarie) 1622819616.0
Meghan McCain is targeting Fauci like the rest of MAGA-Land is because they hope it hides the GOP's culpability awa… https://t.co/wYA06lYkR4— Dan (@Dan) 1622822702.0
@Mediaite @MeghanMcCain So tell us Meghan….other than winning the Fallopian tube lottery…..what have you accomplished in your life?— Think24/7 (@Think24/7) 1622821208.0