Yet another clash between The View’s Meghan McCain and Joy Behar ended with the late senator’s daughter calling her co-host a ‘b****’.
McCain v Behar battles have become a staple at the table – and it doesn’t look like that’s changing anytime soon.
The pair got into it during the opening segment of Wednesday’s show while discussing President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign kickoff rally the night before.
Tension grew even more quickly than usual as McCain offered her commentary on the rally and Behar interrupted her within a matter of seconds.
McCain was visibly frustrated as she tried to defend her statement about the rally’s large crowd before even getting to the end of her thought.
She moved on to talk about the president’s speech before Behar interrupted with a question, to which McCain curtly replied: ‘Watch the rally, yes, please.’
The conversation reached a boiling point when McCain scolded her colleagues for disparaging Trump supporters.
Yet another clash between The View’s Joy Behar and Meghan McCain ended with the late senator’s daughter calling her co-host a ‘b****’ during the opening of Wednesday’s show
McCain grew visibly irritated as she was repeatedly interrupted by her co-star while trying to offer her opinions on President Donald Trump’s 2020 kickoff rally Tuesday night
‘Don’t belittle the crowd. Don’t belittle the enthusiasm. Democrats have a lot to come,’ McCain said.
‘A lot of people are enthusiastic. One of my producers [was] saying: “Why do people love him so much?” It’s not just they love Trump so much. It’s they hate the same things Trump hates. That’s what’s going on.’
Behar interrupted: ‘Who? Black people, you mean? Immigrants? Who do they hate?’
McCain stammered briefly before saying: ‘You know what, Joy, really, I come here every day open-minded trying to explain it and it’s not a fun job for me.
‘I know you’re angry. I know that you’re angry that Trump is president.’
‘Yes I’m angry. I’m angry about every single thing he’s doing,’ Behar said as McCain continued her rant, raising her voice as she said: ‘I don’t think yelling at me is going to fix the problem.’
Audience applause for McCain briefly alleviated the tension in the studio, but the relief only lasted a few seconds as both women continued to talk over each other, cancelling out both messages.
As always, Whoopi Goldberg intervened to calm her colleagues down, but they ignored her
Behar seemed pleased with how riled up she was able to get McCain so early in the show
Resident referee Whoopi Goldberg soon stepped in and smacked her hands down on the table as if she was scolding a couple of kindergartners.
‘Okay, guys! Okay, okay, okay,’ she said as the audience clapped again.
‘It’s a great discussion, and we can go back to it. I just need everybody to take a beat.’
Unsurprisingly, the women ignored Goldberg’s instruction.
McCain lamented: ‘I’m the sacrificial Republican every day,’ – eliciting a very sarcastic ‘awww’ from Behar.
‘Don’t feel bad for me, b****,’ McCain snapped, raising her pointer finger at Behar as she looked out at the audibly irritated crowd.
‘I’m paid to do this. Okay? Don’t feel bad for me.’
Sunny Hostin, who had barely been able to get a word in, intervened and asked the women not to call each other ‘b****es’.
McCain tried to excuse the label by saying she and Behar use it all the time – before the show cut to a highly-anticipated commercial break.
After a much-needed commercial break, McCain came back to explain that she uses ‘b****’ endearingly and insisted that there’s no bad blood between her and Behar backstage
Addressing the tension when the show came back, McCain explained that she uses the word ‘b****’ all the time in an endearing way.
She insisted that she and Behar have fun sparring on the show and said she wants ‘everyone to stop being so precious about our relationship because it’s almost 2020, and women can debate on TV in a spirited way without it being personal’.
‘And I know this is a big shock, we get along backstage,’ she added.
Her comment was in reference to recent reports that things are unraveling behind the scenes at the view in large part due to bad blood between McCain and Behar.
Earlier this month insiders claimed Goldberg was growing less tolerant of the blow-ups on camera after viewers noted how happy she appeared when the show aired without McCain and Behar.
‘Whoopi is at her breaking point with Meghan. She’s been trying to hang in there, especially keep the peace with Meghan and Joy, but we all know she’s about to break,’ a source told DailyMail.com.
‘Even on her worst days, Whoopi tries her best to be respectful to the staff. Even if something upsets her or she snaps for some reason, she’ll come back and apologize and explain herself later.
‘The team at The View love working with her. So it’s been extremely hard for her to see Meghan come in and really bring the moral down. All the reports of her being ”cold, icy and unpleasant” are really mild compared to the truth of her personality.’
The View’s ratings are up to a four-year high with the show getting close to the ratings it scored when Goldberg and comedienne Sherri Shepherd joined the show in 2008.
Goldberg and Sunny Hostin (second right) barely got a word in with all of the back-and-forth between frequent sparring partners McCain and Behar