McCain called Biden out for his bad behavior for snapping that Kaitlan Collins was ‘in the wrong business’ after she asked him if he could work with Russian President Vladimir Putin after their sit down. Biden later apologized but complained journalists never ask him a ‘positive question.’
‘Part of my problem,’ McCain said on Thursday’s show, ‘is that just because Trump was so bad, it doesn’t absolve Biden’s bad behavior. What he did was 100 percent Trumpy.’
‘If Trump had done that, we would be screaming at the top of our lungs in one way or another,’ she said, adding that Biden usually gets a ‘free-pass’ from reporters, but ‘it is in no one’s best interest to treat him like it’s state TV’.
Whoopi hit back that she’s never heard Trump apologize to a reporter during his four years in office.
‘With all due respect, I don’t care,’ McCain responded as the discussion began to heat up. ‘I don’t care if he is apologizing. He just embarrassed himself, and he looks like Trump.’
Whoopi fired back: ‘I don’t care that you don’t care. Just hear what I’m saying.’
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The View co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Meghan McCain got into a heated argument on Thursday about President Joe Biden lashing out at a CNN reporter the day before
‘Part of my problem,’ McCain said on Thursday’s show, ‘is that just because Trump was so bad, it doesn’t absolve Biden’s bad behavior
McCain then yelled back: ‘Well I don’t care that you don’t care, Whoopi, so we’re even.’
‘Well then, good, Meghan then you can be how you always are,’ Goldberg spat back, to which McCain replied: ‘You could be how you always are.’
The show cut to commercial break at that point, and when it returned the two co-hosts apologized to each other.
This isn’t the first time the two have gotten into an argument though.
In 2019, amid a heated dispute between McCain and another co-host, Joy Behar, Goldberg told her to ‘please stop talking.’
‘Girl, please stop talking,’ she said. ‘Please stop talking now!’
‘No problem,” McCain replied. ‘I won’t talk the rest of the show.’
‘I’m OK with that,’ Goldberg responded as the audience gasped. ‘I’m OK with that. If you are going to behave like this.’
And in May, Goldberg cut off McCain’s comments about how she had condemned a rise in anti-Semitic acts before the rest of the panel slammed Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green for comments she made comparing a mask mandate to the Holocaust.
Goldberg said they were going on a commercial break and the conversation would continue when they returned, but McCain asked: ‘Why are you cutting me off?’
‘I’m cutting you off because we have to go, Meghan,’ Goldberg responded. ‘Why do you think I’m cutting you off?’
Thursday’s verbal spar came just one day after President Joe Biden ended a series of questions about his summit with Putin by yelling at Collins.
She had asked him why he was so confident Putin would change his behavior and agree to work with the United States after years of bad-blood between the two countries and Putin’s past actions.
‘I’m not confident I’ll change his behavior,’ Biden replied. ‘Why do you do this all the time?’
‘When did I say I was confident?’ he continued. ‘What I said was – let’s get it straight. I said what will change their behavior is if the rest f the world reacts to them and it diminishes their standing in the world.’
‘I’m not confident of anything,’ the president said. ‘I’m just stating the facts.’
‘But given his past behavior has not changed, and in that press conference after sitting down with you for several hours, [Putin] denied any involvement in cyber attacks, he downplayed human rights abuses, he even refused to say Alexei Navalny’s name.
‘So how does that account to a constructive meeting?’ the president asked, rhetorically. ‘If you don’t understand that, you’re in the wrong business.’
He was soon criticized by other journalists, and before he boarded Air Force One later in the day, he reportedly apologized for his tone with Collins, and said he shouldn’t have been a ‘wise guy.’
The president confronted CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins after she asked him why he was so confident Vladimir Putin would be willing to work with the United States and told her that she misconstrued his words and if she didn’t understand that she was ‘in the wrong business’
President Joe Biden on Wednesday spoke to reporters on the tarmac of the airport in Geneva before boarding Air Force One for his flight home to Washington, DC
But he also claimed reporters only ask him negative questions.
‘To be a good reporter you gotta be negative. You gotta have a negative view of life, ok, it seems to me – the way you all – you never ask a positive question,’ Biden told one of the reporters on the tarmac at the airport in Geneva Wednesday before boarding Air Force One for a flight back home to Washington.
Biden made his complaint after being asked to provide ‘concrete evidence’ that ‘suggests any movement has been made’ with the Russian leader.
‘We’ll find out,’ the combative president said. ‘We have an agreement to work on a major arms control agreement.
‘I started working on arms control agreements all the way back during the Cold War. If we can do one during the Cold War, why couldn’t we do one now?
‘We’ll see. We will see whether or not it happens.’