Meghan McCain and Joy Behar got into a feisty discussion on a recent edition of “The View” over the topic of illegal immigration and one particular bit of snark thrown out there by McCain actually left the crowd in a stunned silence.
“He ran meat and potatoes on the economy and immigration,” McCain said of President Donald Trump, “he has not fulfilled some of the promises he has made.”
“This is a hardline issue for people who live in border states,” McCain explained, “many friends of mine, this is the number one and only issue, and if we sit here and act like there isn’t a crisis, that it’s crazy people in border states that think it’s a crisis, that is a winning ticket for Trump going forward.”
Behar went on to say that America needs to give some kind of aid to some of the Latin American countries so they can beef up security there and deter folks from wanting to come north.
Do you think Cubans are fighting for healthcare or freedom from Communism?
“Keep them there happy. Give them a house, give them food, help them, help their children…” she said.
McCain interrupted her saying, “Give a Nicaraguan a house? Well, we’ve had a bunch of liberal guests who do not want to send in aid at all…”
“Hold on, I’ve listened to you, just let me finish,” Behar snapped.
“Yeah, well, part of your job is to listen to me!” McCain laughed dismissively.
As you might imagine, Behar didn’t look too happy with the remark.
At this point, Whoopi Goldberg decided some mediation was needed, so she took over the conversation and steered it away from all of the tension between McCain and Behar. Probably a wise decision, though it would be hilarious to see these two do some more verbal sparring.