During Thursday airing of “The View,” co-host Meghan McCain lost her temper quickly while discussing the ongoing government shutdown. The conservative host tried to argue that “both sides” were to blame for the government shutdown, a talking point that has been taken up by many conservatives.
But co-host Sunny Hostin completely disagreed with McCain and claimed that Donald Trump had “manufactured this nightmare” on his own.
McCain’s rant started after co-host Joy Behar ran a clip of the president’s infamous televised meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, in which Trump declared he was “proud to shut down the government”
“To Democrats, you as a Democrat, what culpability do you hold in this? Because everyone is screwed right now,” McCain said as her voice raised. “We’re talking about TSA workers that aren’t getting paid. People aren’t getting paid. Both sides should be adults about this including on this show to get it right, and I’m sick of playing politics on this show every day with issues that affect everyone.”
“However, isn’t it true that Trump manufactured this nightmare? Isn’t it true that Trump started –” Hostin tried responding as McCain began shouting over her.
“Let me finish, oh my God,” Hostin fired back. “Isn’t it true that Trump manufactured this need for the wall? He’s the one that pulled DACA. He’s the one that –“
“He’s also the president,” McCain interrupted. “He has that power.”
“He’s also the person that already said he would take responsibility for the shutdown,” Hostin continued. “I don’t understand why all of a sudden both sides are responsible for the shutdown.”
“It’s for the good of the country,” McCain claimed. “It’s for the good of America.”
Take a look at the video clip below: