Meghan McCain has a clear issue with reality, especially in her own party. Yesterday on “The View,” the hosts were discussing openly racist elected official Steve King, saying, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive? Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?” Of course, the comments were no shocker considering Trump proudly says he is a nationalist and the Republican has a new racist scandal every week — yet McCain doesn’t see it that way.
The 34-year-old babbled, “I think this is the problem with identity politics in the country. When you broad-stroke everyone. All Black people think one thing. All Hispanics think one thing. All Republicans think one thing. That’s how we got ourselves into this mess.” She then added, “Please don’t paint me, just because I’m for border security, that I somehow am racist in some way or another — ’cause I don’t think that’s fair!”
She turned to Sunny Hostin and hurled, “Do you think 42 percent of Americans are racist?!” Forty-two percent is the number of Americans who voted for Trump.
Hostin calmly replied, “I don’t know.”
McCain uncontrollably responded again, “You did just call 42 percent of the country — there was an implication that they could be racist. That is something that is going to make Abby and I uncomfortable.”
“Check the platform,” Behar said.
McCain scream, “I am John McCain’s daughter! I am not someone who sits here and it okay with racism.”
Referring to her father was interesting considering the Arizona Senator was a staunch opponent of the national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Even after President Ronald Reagan finally decided to approve the bill for MLK Day, McCain voted against it. He later regretted his opposition and apologized for his support in 2000 to keep the Confederate flag flying atop the South Carolina statehouse. Yes, there were apologies, but clearly her father had issues with race.
Sounds like McCain needs to retire from “The View” if she can’t handle a conversation with truth.