- Politics The Daily Beast
Having their first opportunity to discuss this week’s dramatic public impeachment hearings, things quickly went off the rails on Thursday’s broadcast of The View when conservative co-host Meghan McCain lashed out at frequent sparring partner Joy Behar over the impact of the damning testimony.Touching on President Donald Trump’s reaction to U.S. Ambassador the EU Gordon Sondland’s testimony, Behar asked her colleagues if it appeared that the president was getting nervous about impeachment.“I think so,” co-host Sunny Hostin replied. “He appeared to be coming undone, in my view, when I saw that.”After Hostin claimed the Republican defense that Sondland didn’t directly hear the president request a quid pro quo with Ukraine doesn’t matter because the president was acting through his attorney Rudy Giuliani, Behar referenced former Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s assertion that Trump “speaks in code.”Conservative host Abby Huntsman, meanwhile, noted that she doesn’t think that the president is nervous at all about impeachment because he still enjoys ninety-percent approval among Republicans. She also said that while she saw a “terrible abuse of power” by Trump, she wasn’t yet sure he had committed a crime that would rise to impeachment.McCain eventually jumped into the fray and, predictably, things went awry.“One of the things that I pride myself in is we can’t get sucked into the Beltway in the media circles,” she declared. “What I saw last night on the debate stage is not going to be good enough to beat him.”“You all are very convinced he’s crazy, he’s whatever,” McCain continued. “He’s always been crazy like a fox. I knew he was going to win in 2016 and I’m telling you right now if you think this impeachment hearing and everything with Sondland and the 30,000 cast of characters-”As Behar attempted to interject to toss it to break, McCain kept talking, claiming TV ratings keep ticking lower and lower while saying anyone who thinks “this is enough to have it locked and loaded” is naive.Behar retorted that she wanted to see subpoenas issued to Giuliani and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, causing McCain to explode at her colleague.“You’re not listening to what I’m saying?! You’re not listening to what I’m saying,” she yelled. “Do you know what matters is the Electoral College which is what you all should be focusing on right now!”Throwing it to break, Behar tried to get in the last word by saying the Electoral College was created to “save slave states.”“Oh, for God’s sake,” McCain uttered as the program went to commercial.After the break, the pair attempted to call a truce, with Behar joking that they were still arguing during the break.“But I still love you and I still want your lasagna,” McCain replied.“I’ll give you your lasagna when you give me your guns,” Behar quipped back, obviously referencing McCain’s infamous assertion that she would not live without her guns.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Stephanie Grisham retracted claim she and her colleagues encountered notes after rejection from ex-Obama staffersStephanie Grisham at the White House in Washington DC, on 4 September. Photograph: REX/ShutterstockThe White House press secretary has backed down from her claim that Obama administration officials left behind notes for Trump staffers saying “You will fail” and “You aren’t going to make it”, after a number of aides denied the allegation.In a radio interview on Tuesday, Stephanie Grisham said she and her colleagues had encountered the notes upon entering White House offices.fundraiser“When we came into the White House, I’ll tell you something, every office was filled with Obama books, and we had notes left behind that said ‘You will fail’, ‘You aren’t going to make it’,” she said. “In the press office, there was a big note taped to a door that said that ‘You will fail’,” Grisham told the John Fredericks Show.Grisham retracted her claims, however, after a full-throated rejection from former Obama staffers.“This is absolutely not true,” Chris Lu, a White House cabinet secretary in the Obama administration, wrote on Twitter.“Obama repeatedly and publicly praised Bush cooperation during 2009 transition, and pledged we would provide same cooperation to whoever followed us. And that’s what we did. If Grisham is correct, why has it taken three years to come out?”Susan Rice, who served as Obama’s national security adviser, was similarly dismissive.“This is another bald-faced lie,” Rice wrote on Twitter.Other Obama officials, including Joanna Rosholm, the former press secretary to Michelle Obama, posted photos of the notes they had left behind. None of the notes said “You will fail”.Peter Velz, who worked as an assistant to the director of communications in the Obama administration, posted a photo of a note which said: “Best of luck to you and your team.” This is the note I left my successor. Really dispiriting to hear this from @PressSec, a person with whom I spent a couple amicable hours with during the the 2016 transition where I wished her nothing but institutional knowledge, good luck and all our support. https://t.co/kGb0pa59fp pic.twitter.com/Jtis9TEZK1 - Peter Velz (@petervelz) November 19, 2019After the backlash Grisham walked back from her initial remarks. She issued a statement saying the controversy was “silly” but did not expand on why she had made the claims.“[I] certainly wasn’t implying every office had that issue,” Grisham said.“I was talking specifically (and honestly) about our experience in the lower press office - nowhere else. I don’t know why everyone is so sensitive!”