We are not big fans of Meghan McCain’s work on The View. On too many occasions we have seen that she walked the easiest way in political debates and even lost her calm in the air.
In the worst case, McCain used the story of the day to have the conversation about her and her family. In general, she made us want her to show more professionalism, while the accusations of nepotism continue to swirl around her.
In the last days, however, she was under more pressure than usual. While Donald Trump continued to attack her deceased father, Senator John McCain, she had to go to her day job in The View for millions of viewers.
To her great honor, she came to work on March 20 and seemed determined to rise above the mud. After the panel weighed the subject, McCain offered a convincing answer to Trump’s insults.
Before McCain told her, her co-host on The View recorded Trump for his comments. Whoopi Goldberg, who recently returned from a life-threatening illness, seemed short of breath when she sued the president.
“You are getting smaller every day, which is why you can’t handle this,” she told Trump in a direct address. “John McCain … this is a man of integrity – look it up. Look it. Up.”
Abby Huntsman, Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin all followed Whoopi in criticizing Trump and the toxic hatred that Cindy McCain (Meghan’s mother) has experienced online. When it was Meghan McCain’s turn, she thanked her co-hosts for support and spoke with balance.
“I think if I told my dad,” Seven months after you’re dead, you’ll be dominating the news and Twitter, “he’d think it was hilarious,” she said. “Hilarious that our president was so jealous of him that he dominated the news cycle in death.”
“Don’t feel bad for me and my family,” McCain continued. “We are blessed. We are a family of privileges.” If we had been in the audience, we would probably have stood and welcomed.
McCain: Focus on bullied kids, veterans without support.
“Feel bad for people being bullied who don’t have support, who don’t have the women of The View to help them,” McCain continued.
There are children who commit suicide because of cyber bullying. There are people who are going through difficult times … there are veterans who are coming back … we have 20 veterans per day who commit suicide. These are the issues that I am stirring up the White House.
You have to give the honor where it should go, and McCain deserves some after her appearance today on The View. Not only did she speak without referring to a few weary points; she delivered her words with conviction.
When Barbara Walters originally conceived the concept of women of different generations who talk intelligently about issues of the day, we imagine that this is what she had in mind.