Television December 17, 2019
Whoopi Goldberg & Meghan McCain Explain Their Latest ‘Heated’ Argument on ‘The View’
On Monday, “The View” co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Meghan McCain got into it while discussing President Trump's impeachment.
Their debate went viral after Goldberg told Meghan, “Girl, please stop talking.” Meghan responded, “No problem. I won't talk to the rest of the show. No problem.”
Whoopi commented, “I'm okay with that. If you're going to behave like this…”
After some back and forth, Whoopi went to a commercial.
The following day, Whoopi and Meghan cleared the air on the show. Whoopi said, “Things get heated on this show. If you watch the show, you know this has happened over the years. We're really passionate — this is our job. We come in, we talk to each other. Sometimes we're not as polite as we could be. That's just the way it is.”
“This is part of what we do. This is not an indication that women can't sit around and talk. This is not an indication that we don't know how to deal with each other on camera. This is happening on real time,” Whoopi emphasized. “Stuff happens on this show in real time. And everybody, wherever you sit in all of this, don't assume that we're over here with butcher knives under the table.”
Meghan added her two cents, saying, “Whoopi and I get along great. I love you very much. I've loved you for a long time. You were good friends with my dad. We fight like we're family. It's all good, we're not tearing the set apart, calm down, all of you. It's all good.”
“I think it is a lens into what's happening politically in this country, and you and I spoke this morning and America's in very heated levels right now,” she went on. “I don't love it, I don't think anyone at home loves it, but it's raw and real and we're all passionate women. I'm hyper, hyper conservative, everybody else at the table is not, and sometimes we're gonna clash heads.”
Last month, Goldberg addressed the rumors that the women of “The View don't get along. Sitting in the hot seat on “Late Night with Seth Meyers," she said, “Here's the thing, I don't often have much to say. I've been there for almost 10 years. Everyone has what they need to do, and folks, when it's women, they say, 'You know, they're fighting.' You know, if we were fighting, you'd actually know it."
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Whoopi joked about the on-air tension, “We're like old broads. We're like, pow! [throws a punch] We're not like, 'Stop it, you're so mean to me.' We don't do that. We will slap you into next week. If we were truly fighting, there would be issues."
"But, you know, it is living with other people that are not you," Goldberg pointed out. "They think differently, they want to say different stuff and I figure, 'That's okay, they're trying to do their gig, too, because, after all, this is our day job where they're paying us for our opinions so that's what they do.'"
"Sometimes it gets heated," she admitted. "I've had fights with husbands and lovers and all kinds of stuff that have gone way further out the deck."