Meghan McCain has a message for Democrats: Get your message straight.
The View co-host weighed in on the news that presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders has experienced a surge of support in recent weeks, and may have a chance at winning the upcoming New Hampshire primary — things McCain finds surprising, considering how Democrats have spoken about what they want in a possible candidate.
“The thing I don’t understand is — I have heard from the last four years on the Left — ‘identity politics is the worst. We can’t have any old, white men.’ You have the oldest, whitest, extremist battling the other oldest, whitest, extremist!” said McCain, comparing President Trump to Sanders.
She added, “This, logically, is not going to win over the middle of the country.”
Viewers took to Twitter with their reactions to McCain’s assessment of Sanders, and some said they agreed that Sanders is closer in style to President Trump than many many think:
You absolutely can compare the two! Bernie is the Democrat version of Trump. Both hold views that are outside party lines. Both are running populist campaigns. They don’t have the same objectives, but there are similarities.— Regenald Neapolis (@regNeapolis) February 11, 2020
@MeghanMcCain is right @JoyVBehar about Bernie, and it pains me to say that. #BernieBros are a dangerous EXTREMIST group. There will be a civil war if their candidate doesn't get the nomination. Wait for it....— Justice (@play_misty_4me) February 11, 2020
But others said they think Sanders doesn’t deserve the harsh criticism:
Actually Bernie Sanders is a Democrat and who cares all he wants to do is help America become a better country so why do you have to nitpick every little thing? I wish we could get a new version of the view.— Jessica (@Free11Be) February 11, 2020
I'm absolutely not watching Bernie bashing @TheView anymore. Your opinions are old fashioned and uninformed. You're not feminists, you're not humanists, you're money grubbing brainwashed pundits. Done#TuesdayMorning #NHprimary2020 #BloombergIsARacist #BernieIsMyPresident #Bernie— Rhea Booth (@RheaBooth) February 11, 2020
Watch Meghan McCain call Whoopi Goldberg “dismissive” during tense conversation about Mitt Romney:
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