Whoopi Goldberg, the co-host of “The View,” claimed on Saturday that the chat show has been “calmer” since Meghan McCain, the only remaining conservative, left a little over a year ago.
At the New York Film Festival premiere of her film “Till,” Goldberg told the New York Post, “It’s calmer because nobody wants to be so tired every day.”
We’ve always disagreed on things, but this one was a little different, she continued. “The show, in my opinion, is superior. Although I feel better, I’m still exhausted.”
Prior to her departure in August 2021, McCain, the late Sen. John McCain’s daughter, had nearly four years as the show’s lone Republican panelist.
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During the “Hot Topics” segment, where they would discuss politics and other divisive topics, the Republican firebrand was frequently at odds with the other female panelists.
She told co-host Joy Behar in January 2021, a few months before McCain quit the show, “”You missed me so much while I was on maternity leave,” “Hot Topics.” You really missed me. You missed our altercation.”
Behar answered, “No, I didn’t. I wasn’t missing you. Zero.”
McCain later said that was the moment she made the decision to leave on the “Commentary Magazine Podcast.”
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Goldberg noted that her daughter would phone her when McCain was on the program to complain that she frequently made odd facial expressions when the Republican was speaking.
“I could see your face, my daughter would say to me. I would respond, “OK, I’ll get better,” “She spoke to the Post.
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Her autobiography “McCain criticized Goldberg as a “bad Republican,” adding that because she wields so much influence in culture and media, when she turns against you, the tension at the table may become intolerably high. As the years passed and it happened more frequently, I found it harder and harder to handle her blatant contempt for me.”
McCain claimed that at first, she had been supported by Goldberg on the show, but that feeling has since altered.
She said, “Whoopi occasionally would cut me off, sometimes brutally, if the show’s political talk wandered into area that she considered distasteful.