Whoopi Goldberg is on a mission to make sure everyone’s voice is heard on The View. That’s no easy feat, however.
The show has recently experienced a number of heated arguments, among both the cohosts and the guests.
We saw much of the same on Tuesday, when the ladies discussed the National Security Council’s top Ukraine expert, Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s testimony about President Trump’s July 25th phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. As the discussion continued and delved into Fox News’ Laura Ingraham’s comments trying to discredit Vindman’s service, Meghan McCain stepped up to passionately defend veterans.
Meghan continued to draw comparisons between Laura’s comments and those of Hillary Clinton about Democratic hopeful Tulsi Gabbard. As Meghan equated the comments, Joy Behar disagreed. As the two began to engage in a heated back-and-forth, Whoopi stepped in, encouraging both ladies to “just take a breath.”
“Everybody has something to say at the table, we really do want to hear from everybody, but we’re starting to do that thing,” Whoopi noted.
“I don’t know what that means, ‘that thing,'” Meghan replied.
“It means you’re talking over each other,” Whoopi explained.
“Well, it’s The View,” Meghan replied snidely.
“It is The View. You know what, let me tell you something about The View,” Whoopi said, her tone turning more serious. “This show has always had the ability to have different points of view, which we respect around the table. And when we talk to each other, we also exhibit respect. So when I’m saying to you, ‘Hold up, because we’re not hearing each other,’ I’m not trying to cut you off — I’m trying to get you heard.”
Meghan tried to interject again, and Whoopi called for producers to cut to commercial. When they returned, Meghan explained how her background has impacted her strong views on the matter, and the ladies moved on. Many who saw the segment have called for Meghan to develop a more mature way of getting her points across.
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