On The View Tuesday, when a conversation about possible democratic presidential candidates turned to Democratic Socialism, Meghan McCain quickly got heated and lashed out at her fellow co-host, Joy Behar. While breaking down the political traction Mayor Pete Buttigieg has been getting among the Democratic base, McCain brought up a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll suggesting most Americans would be okay with a homosexual president, but that only 25 percent of the country would approve of having a socialist as president.Behar suggested most Americans don’t realize what socialism really means, prompting a back-and-forth in which McCain asked if Behar was questioning her intelligence.“You disagree that I'm smart?” McCain asked Behar, before later adding: “We have no more time. It's just so ridiculous, I miss Whoopi when she's not here. I’m just trying to explain to you the other side… and why Democratic Socialists could be leading you toward the path of Trump getting re-elected. But instead, I’m told I don’t understand what Democratic Socialism is. I assure you, Joy, I do.”After returning from commercial break, talk of the security clearance problem in the Trump administration once again pitted McCain against Behar and the other co-hosts. While trying to refute Behar’s claims that the Obama administration was scandal-free, McCain once again brought the conversation back to the earlier argument.“I told you I didn't want to do this this morning because, again, even just pointing out the fact that I don’t think socialism is a winning adage for democrats is a big issue this morning,” McCain said. “I’m telling you. It is how we got Trump and it’s how you’re going to re-elect him. And when he’s re-elected, which at this point, I think he’s going to be, I hope you’ll listen to the points that I have given you.”Viewers on Twitter were quick to respond to McCain’s reactions, with many saying that she was acting like a child.
You guys. @MeghanMcCain can someone please teach this child manners and how to carry herself on live television. The temper tantrums are out of control.— Monique Farren (@monique_farren) April 2, 2019
Meghan McCain acts like a petulant child. No, Meghan, you don’t know what it means and you aren’t as intelligent as you seem to believe yourself to be. Intelligent individuals don’t pout and throw tantrums when a conversation doesn’t go their way. @TheView #theview #meghanmccain— Mimi (@MimiFever) April 2, 2019
Meghan McCain is such a nasty little child. Instead of sitting at the table, #TheView should put her in a giant high chair.— May Brian (@mabri1741) April 2, 2019
What's wrong with @MeghanMcCain? It didn't seem as though Joy was talking about Meghan. She's way too sensitive. Joy was just trying to say what socialism is. Meghan reminds me of a bratty child who must defend herself even when no one offended her. Do better Meghan.— Mello (@mello6789) April 2, 2019
@MeghanMcCain you are so immature Meghan McCain !!! You're like a child who pouts, yells and screams when she can't get a point across. You're the worst thing about the view now. Grow up !!!— SEA (@lovesamcooke) April 2, 2019
But some viewers agreed with McCain’s points and thought Behar was being unfair towards her.
I think they’re both nuts. However, Meghan is much smarter than Joy.— English_Mom (@cggaroutte) April 2, 2019
I totally don’t understand why @JoyBehar won’t let @MeghanMcCain speak her mind and have an opinon!! When @WhoopiGoldberg is not there, she gets no words in! Just because you don’t agree, you can still have an adult convo! Keep speaking up @MeghanMcCain— Taherra Warren (@breaka97) April 2, 2019
I am a Dem, but #MeghanMcCain is absolutely correct that many fear #socialism when they hear Democratic Socialism.I agree with #JoyBehar on most issues but Dems MUST address that truth or we will lose #2020PresidentialElection @MeghanMcCain @JoyVBehar @TheView #TheView— audreybpc (@audreyBPC) April 2, 2019
@MeghanMcCain I get such a stomach ache watching joy behar attack you. Your better than this. You need your own show— sylvia crouch (@bbg2804) April 2, 2019
Why is Joy Behar so rude??? She really is a bully towards Meghan McCain.— Vintage Girl 1960s (@vintage_1960s) April 2, 2019
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