Politics are no laughing matter for Meghan McCain, and she made that quite clear on Thursday’s episode of The View. Co-host Joy Behar, known for her biting quips, mocked President Trump’s hand gestures at a press conference following his abrupt exit from a meeting with democratic congressional leaders. “He’s like a mime,” joked Behar.
But McCain slapped back at her co-host and others who joke about politics. “I understand the inclination to find humor in this,” said McCain. “But I just feel depressed more than anything that this is where we’re at.” She continued, “We’re talking about people’s lives at stake so maybe a little less humor and a little more work on everyone would be nice.”
“Well he’s ridiculous,” Behar clapped back referring to Trump. “He is ridiculous,” agreed McCain. “I just can’t find the humor in it right now,” she countered.
Viewers on Twitter mostly defended Behar and slammed McCain, agreeing that finding humor in heavy subjects can be valuable:
Meghan McCain is at again , scolding Joy for being funny , claiming to be an important spokesperson for the elected republicans . Can someone tell her to stop it ? I can’t stand it anymore @MeghanMcCain @TheView @JoyVBehar @sunny— Julia Duvall (@DuvallJulia) May 23, 2019
@TheView MM, as a retired RN humor is one of the best medicine for depression, anxiety,catastrophic diagnosis, & grief. We teach this in the health care as you probably may well know because of your family’s recent journey with your Dad. Please lol a little. It may help!— Joann DiBiase (@JoannDiBiase) May 23, 2019
MM has no sense of humor— Margo Goida (@MargoGoida) May 23, 2019
Whoopi Goldberg also stood up to McCain to explain the importance of humor in times of crisis. “The reason I have to keep a humorous head is because it allows me to look forward and see what we can do better,” she said. “This is enough to drive one’s soul into the ground,” she added.
McCain quickly changed the subject, and went on to chastise both democrats and republicans for not working together, and also took her own show to task for not coming together to bridge the gap between conservatives and liberals. “We have to put this crap aside, all of us here at The View as well, and politicians in D.C. At a certain point we have to work together for America,” she said. “I for one am sick of party politics and what’s happened in the past and there is blame everywhere all around.”
At least one viewer thought McCain’s call for unity was disingenuous:
But some applauded McCain’s message:
@MeghanMcCain I am a republican and most of the time on the view recently haven’t enjoyed your anger..BUT TODAY you stood up and said ALL the people need help and we should ALL be about that business of getting it accomplished! THANK YOU & thanks for stating that ur a republican!— loret (@lorettakay8) May 23, 2019
As a Dem from MA I say it’s very important that we hear your voice. You are smart, savvy, and make many good points. Keep on.— janice noble (@janicenoble20) May 23, 2019
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