‘The View’ Host Joy Behar Accuses Meghan McCain of Having ‘Hissy Fit’ During Awkward Segment

‘The View’ Host Joy Behar Accuses Meghan McCain of Having ‘Hissy Fit’ During Awkward Segment
Meghan McCain, co-host of Pivot's "TakePart Live," addresses reporters during Pivot's panel at the Winter 2014 Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 11, 2014. (Chris Pizzello/Invision for Participant Media/AP Images)
Jack Phillips

Joy Behar, from “The View” on ABC News, argued with colleague Meghan McCain during a live segment on Feb. 10, saying she was having a “hissy fit” before ending the conversation.

The conversation took a turn for the worse while the hosts were speaking about Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who announced her 2020 presidential bid.

McCain began talking over Behar’s introduction before Behar asked, “Can I get through this, please?”

The hosts began talking about President Trump’s comments about Klobuchar and her comments about the president’s hair, but McCain said the whole segment was “stupid.”

McCain then asked, “Can I say something now? Is that OK?” Behar told her “go ahead” before McCain, who is the daughter of the late Sen. John McCain, asked, “I have permission to speak now on Amy Klobuchar? We’re all good?”

The two then argued for a few moments before McCain said, “No, by all means, keep going, Joy.”

Behar shot back, “If you’re going to have a hissy fit, we can’t continue.”

In December, Behar and McCain had a tense moment while speaking about the late former President George H.W. Bush days after his death.

“This president that we have now is trying to unravel everything that he did and Obama did,” Behar said at the time, which McCain took issue with.

McCain quickly jumped and stated: “I don’t want to talk about Trump. We’re honoring a great president who has passed.”

“Excuse me a second, please,” Behar said before the two argued. Co-host Whoopi Goldberg ended the segment and went to a commercial.

At the time, NewsBusters editor Curtis Houck said Behar’s remark about Trump during an unrelated segment is a “microcosm” of mainstream news outlets’ “permanent obsession” with Trump, saying it’s “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”

“Joy Behar’s insistence that the Bush tribute center around Trump was a microcosm of the media’s permanent obsession with the current president, showing an embarrassing inability to cover stories or pay tribute to people like George H. W. Bush or John McCain without their cases of Trump Derangement Syndrome breaking through,” he told Fox News.

“Behar doesn’t even know what she did wrong,” Mediaite editor Caleb Howe added to Fox. “Like a cat person who can’t smell the litter box.”

Before that, in February 2018, the two shouted at each other over Trump’s administration and their politics.
Behar at one point pointed her finger at McCain, saying, “We’re talking about Kelly! We’re talking about Kelly! We are not talking about abuse right now! Do not say something like that,” according to E! News.

Buried Hatchet?

In January, McCain told host Andy Cohen about working on “The View.”
“The thing about Joy and I is if you extract politics we are very similar women,” McCain said last month about their on-air relationship, reported the New York Post. “We leave it all out on the table, we fight like boxers and then we leave and I’m like, ‘Do you want to get a drink? Are we cool?'”

“She’s really funny and at the end of the day I try and hate her but I can’t,” McCain stated. “I’m telling you I’ve never had more fun fighting with someone on TV than I do with Joy Behar.”

Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter with 15 years experience who started as a local New York City reporter. Having joined The Epoch Times' news team in 2009, Jack was born and raised near Modesto in California's Central Valley. Follow him on X: https://twitter.com/jackphillips5
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