On 'The View,' Meghan McCain defended Trump voters to the point of exhaustion: 'I literally can't'

Jon San
Supervising Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

The View is known for its heated discussions, but they’re usually between the liberal Joy Behar and conservative Meghan McCain.

On Friday, McCain argued with conservative commentator Tara Setmayer, who said some Trump supporters are in a “cult” because they believe his every word. McCain quickly interjected, “Please stop saying that, please stop saying that.”

Setmayer replied with “I stand by it. … There’s a large group of people who blindly follow what this man says. … That is a cult!”

McCain noted that Setmayer previously made a similar “cult” quip about the GOP. Only two weeks ago on The View, she said, “My party, Republicans, have really just rolled over and decided that they’d rather just be cult-like sycophants.”

McCain argued that pro-Trumpers can’t be in a cult since an overwhelming majority — 89 percent, she says — of the Republican party supports him. Setmayer parried by saying that a “large group” of conservatives “have completely sold their principles down the river.”

President Donald Trump acknowledges the audience during a rally at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, May 29, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo: Getty Images).

Eventually, the fight even absorbed View co-host Sara Haines as she attempted to make the case for anti-Trump conservatives who ask “At what point am I giving up my humanity?” McCain forcefully and repeatedly interrupted her until Joy Behar made an ultimatum, saying, “If you’re all talking at once, I’m going to go to break.”

As you can imagine, no compromise was struck, and it ended with McCain very much over it, saying, “I’m sorry, I literally — I can’t.”

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