Joy on the view

UPDATE at 7:00am PT on Tuesday, December 17: In another tweet, McCain used a gif of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) from “Game of Thrones” to reiterate the fact she won’t be silenced.

Good morning – to all the fellow conservative “girls” who won’t be quiet.

— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) December 17, 2019

Original story below.

Meghan McCain is speaking up for herself after Whoopi Goldberg told her to “please be quiet” during a heated moment on “The View” Monday morning.

“Dems and Rs alike need to confront the ugly truth: both parties are failing to be impartial jurors,” McCain tweeted shortly after the show wrapped. “I won’t be quiet, even if the reality reflects poorly on the entire political establishment. I have a responsibility to speak for the 50% that feels media doesn’t represent them.”

“Pretending half the country doesn’t exist won’t make them disappear,” she continued. “The culture war is real, and Americans who aren’t part of the overwhelmingly anti-conservative media deserve to have their views represented.”

She then shared new polling data on support for impeachment and removal — which has been fairly static of late — adding, “Pointing out things that are true is part of my job even if it angers people and even if it’s politically inconvenient.”

Pointing out things that are true is part of my job even if it angers people and even if it’s politically inconvenient.

— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) December 16, 2019

During Monday’s episode, McCain pointed out conservatives do not support the proceedings against President Donald Trump — and said a long process isn’t doing anything to help Democrats. After Joy Behar criticized Trump for refusing to testify, Sunny Hostin called out the hypocrisy of Senators who voted to impeach President Bill Clinton, but wouldn’t do the same this time around.

“My job here is not to litigate the ethics of it. I’m an ABC political analyst along with being a ‘View’ cohost,” McCain began. “My job is to analyze the politics of it and …”

As Hostin interrupted, McCain asked her to “Let me finish, I let you talk.” At this point, it seemed like Goldberg was trying to toss to a commercial, but McCain asked, “Do you want to hear a conservative perspective on the show ever?”


“Girl, please stop talking,” Whoopi then shot at Meghan, “Please stop talking right now.”

“I’m not behaving like anything,” said Meghan, defending herself. “I’m trying to show conservative perspective.”

She didn’t speak until later in the show, when Robert De Niro joined the table and brought up her father. McCain also told him “Casino” was one of her all time favorite movies, before asking him about his longtime partnership with Martin Scorsese.

You can watch the beginning of the impeachment conversation below. .

DEMOCRATS RIP McCONNELL’S ‘TOTAL COORDINATION’: Top Democrats condemn the Senate Majority Leader’s comment that he’s coordinating with the White House days ahead of the impeachment vote on the House floor – the co-hosts discuss.

— The View (@TheView) December 16, 2019

Meghan McCain Has A Twitter Temper Tantrum After ‘The New York Times’ Calls Her ‘Privileged’

Meghan McCain is having a temper tantrum after The New York Times had an opinion — even though she gets paid to have an opinion about everyone else.

Shamira Ibrahim, culture writer and reporter for the NYT, wrote, “For some viewers, Ms. McCain is the privileged product of conservative nepotism, capitalism and the American military-industrial complex. That coalescence naturally renders her a villain to progressives, who envision her as the cathartic personification of a punching bag on social media. Conversely, each pile-on reinforces her self-written narrative of the long-suffering victim of censorship.”
She also explains how McCain plays a “high-wire act,” claiming she could be fired any minute because of “the tone of where we are culturally.” We all know McCain isn’t going anywhere because she sparks conversation and, even if she were “fired,” the daughter of the late Sen. John McCain is so rich and privileged, she is set for life with or without a job at ABC.

Nonetheless, the Princess of Arizona is outraged. She wrote on Twitter to the New York Times, “Everyone already knows how much you despise red state, pro life, pro #2A conservative women, and wish we would all just go away.”

Q&A: Abby Huntsman says leaving ‘The View’ was a ‘no-brainer’

SALT LAKE CITY — Abby Huntsman, 33, announced Monday that she is leaving her job as a co-host on ABC’s “The View” to help her father, former ambassador Jon Huntsman, with his campaign for Utah governor.

For two seasons on the show, Huntsman, who grew up in Utah, represented a moderate, voice among hosts like the more conservative Meghan McCain and more liberal Sunny Hostin, Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg. In weekday episodes that often grew heated, they debated topics ranging from football players kneeling during the national anthem to the 2020 presidential race. Huntsman said staking out a middle ground became tiring and is part of what led her to leave the show to help her father run for a third term as governor.

Abby Huntsman last talked to the Deseret News following her first episode on Sept. 4, 2018. At the time, she was transitioning from a job at “Fox & Friends” and had one 9-month old daughter. While working at “The View,” Huntsman gave birth to twins and now has three kids ages 2 and under.

She said that being a mother was an asset on “The View” because it helped her relate to other women. “I don’t think I could do this job without experiencing motherhood,” she told the Deseret News.

Now Huntsman said she wants to step back from national television to work as a senior adviser to her father’s gubernatorial campaign. She recalls fond memories of attending campaign events when her father first ran for governor in 2005 and she was a senior at East High School in Salt Lake City and later helping him with communication tasks, like tweeting, during his 2012 bid for president.

Huntsman spoke with the Deseret News about her decision to leave television and put her family and personal happiness first. This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

Deseret News: On “The View,” you have been a moderate, conservative voice and have had to defend yourself from both sides. Did that become exhausting?

Abby Huntsman: Sitting on the national TV stage, talking about our tit for tat in Washington D.C., it can get tired after a while. It really can. And I just found, it wasn’t fun for me anymore.

I enjoyed having that center-right voice, but at the same time, everything is to extremes today. You’ve got the extreme right and extreme left. Sometimes you feel like you are talking to yourself. I’ll go out places and I’ll hear, “You speak for me. That’s my voice.” But those people aren’t the ones who are shouting on Twitter. We are not talking to each other anymore. We are talking right past one another, and if you disagree, it’s not that’s a different idea, it’s that you’re just stupid and you don’t understand.

DN: Some news outlets have reported on tension between the various co-hosts on “The View.” What was the dynamic really like been behind the scenes?

AH: The show is made is for drama. It did get fiery and that will continue. Honestly, it is a lot to sit there and have to do that every day. Some people are just not naturally made to argue all day long, but I am not. I did grow so much, and I do love to disagree. I think it’s fun to have those moments, but sometimes it can get tough.

So is every report true about the show? No. I have good relations with everyone on that show. Meghan McCain was a friend well before the show and will be a friend well after the show. I sat between Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar every day. I mean talk about a great gig! I learned so much from them.

DN: How did you decide to leave “The View?”

AH: It was over the holiday break. I thought about what it will be like a year from now when my dad’s race has passed. No matter what happens in the race, I don’t think I would ever forgive myself for not being there and helping him. Because that’s what we do as a family. We always rally together during these times. I feel like my parents have given me so much and have pushed me to really go after my dreams at a young age. They were always so supportive of me and never asked for anything in return. As part of that, they really taught me to value family and my roots. Utah is where I was raised. That’s where I went to school, and that’s where I learned everything about life.

“The View” has always been a dream job, and in many ways it was that. But ultimately, you learn as you get older where you need to be that’s going to make you the most happy. Honestly, now that I’ve made the announcement, I couldn’t be happier. I couldn’t be more excited to get to Utah and help.

Abby Huntsman sits between Whoopi Goldberg (left) and Joy Behar (right) on the set of “The View,” a daytime talkshow on ABC. ABC

DN: How did your father invite you to come join the campaign?

AH: He asked me not ever thinking I would say yes. I remember I texted him and I said, “Hey, what do you think about me coming to help with the campaign?” and I just got a response that was like, “No way!” with an exclamation point. He called me two seconds later and said, “You’re not serious. You’re not actually going to do this for me.” And I said, “No, I actually am.” When I landed (in Salt Lake) over the weekend, he had a tear in his eye. Seeing him and seeing my mom, it was just such a comfort, and I realized at that point, it wasn’t a tough decision anymore at all. It was the right one.

DN: What exactly will you do for the campaign as a senior adviser?

AH: My dad and I have always had this unique relationship where we listen to each other and respect each other. He’s always the first person I call when I have a question, or if there’s a topic on “The View” that I don’t know how to talk about without getting in trouble. He makes so much sense. He always brings it back to reality and why we should care or not care about something. I’ve always been like the little girl, but as I get older, it’s really become a friendship and a respectful relationship.

Communications is something I’ve worked on my whole adult life, so helping with messaging is going to be key. (Huntsman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and communications and went on to work for HuffPost, MSNBC, Fox and most recently, ABC) I’m going to be sort of the person in his ear a lot. He’s good because he can push back, and I can push back on him. I’m not afraid to tell him, “That’s not a good idea.” We have a really good relationship that way.

DN: Not many people can say they have three kids ages 2 and under. How much did your family factor into your decision to change jobs?

AH: Our life has completely changed in two years. People are like, “How can you leave this big TV gig? You have this huge platform, and it’s the biggest show in daytime television right now.” That’s all great, but as soon as you have a kid, you realize you love something so much more than you love yourself, and those things don’t matter the way they once did. For me, I don’t need to sit in front of the cameras. I don’t need any of that. I will miss the job because I felt so lucky to have a voice, but my kids are what makes me happy. My husband is what makes me happy. I want to make sure that I’m giving them a good upbringing and hopefully I can teach them a lesson one day of following your dreams and not being afraid to take a risk because you know in your heart that’s what you need to do.

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  • Abby Huntsman, 33, with her husband, Jeffrey Bruce Livingston, and kids Isabel, William and Ruby. Provided by Abby Huntsman
  • Abby Huntsman, 33, with her twin babies, Ruby and William. Provided by Abby Huntsman
  • Abby Huntsman, 33, with her husband, Jeffrey Bruce Livingston, their golden retriever and kids William, Ruby and Isabel. Provided by Abby Huntsman

DN: The field of candidates for Utah’s governor is somewhat crowded and some people say your father is not conservative enough. What do you think about that?

AH: He is conservative on a lot of issues. I think he’s a perfect example of why we don’t need a litmus test. He’s been a lifelong Republican and always will be. He’s pro-life. He’s all the things that I think make him a strong Republican. But does he look to the future and say how can we look at something differently? How can we make sure that everyone is feeling represented? Yes. He was one of the first governors to come out for civil unions for example. He made the argument that this is about family values. He’s all about pushing the envelope, and I think that’s what Utah is. Utah is such a mix of people, and there are a lot of people who are right where he is politically.

DN: Why do you think your father asked you to join the campaign? Do you think that you are going to be able to lend some additional star power with your TV experience?

AH: I hope to bring a confidence. Having people around you who will push you to be your best is such a healthy thing on a campaign. I don’t want people to think me of bringing as star power. If anything, I want to bring the experience I’ve learned throughout my whole life.

It’s just a reminder that in life, family really is the most important thing. I realize that more than ever with my kids and my husband. You push for your dreams, but at the end of the day, if you can have anything it is family. That’s who’s going to be there to support you and to have your best interest at heart, and in politics, you need people who will have your best interest at heart. I think now his campaign is all about having good people around him, being just totally authentically him, and bringing some of his good experience to Utah.

  • The View posted a fun behind-the-scenes Instagram of Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar on Tuesday.
  • In the photo, Joy is donning former co-host Abby Huntsman’s shoes.
  • Abby recently left The View after two seasons.

The ladies of The View may disagree from time to time on camera, but behind the scenes, it looks like they get along just fine.

The camaraderie was especially evident in a backstage photo posted to The View’s Instagram account on Tuesday that features co-stars Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg. In it, Whoopi is goofing around while Joy sassily poses with her hand on her hip as she dons former co-host Abby Huntsman’s pointy white heels. Abby recently left the ABC daytime show after two seasons to help her father, Jon Huntsman Jr., run his campaign for the governor of Utah.

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“Post this on Instagram, I’m wearing @huntsmanabby’s shoes!”- @joyvbehar You got it, Joy! 🤣 Also, hi @whoopigoldberg! 🥰

A post shared by The View (@theviewabc) on Jan 28, 2020 at 11:09am PST

Seeing the post, Abby headed straight to the comment section: “Now I know why I got the stink eye whenever I wore these babies! They are all yours my friend ❤️.”

Back in 2018, Joy opened up to about her relationship with Whoopi, Abby, Sunny Hostin, and Meghan McCain, saying that tension and hurt feelings are to be expected sometimes when discussing tricky topics like politics and religion.

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I love bad bitches that’s my f{defaultTemplate}amp;$ing problem… 😜 @joyvbehar @sunny

A post shared by Meghan McCain (@meghanmccain) on Jul 17, 2018 at 2:23pm PDT

“We kind of know that sometimes one of us goes over the line,” Joy explains. “I won’t say what specifically, but sometimes things go over the line that then have to be pulled back.”

But it’s nothing a good happy hour with her co-stars can’t fix, according to Joy.

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Whoopi Goldberg isn’t concerned about her fellow View co-hosts Meghan McCain and Joy Behar’s sometimes tense relationship.

Goldberg appeared on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen on Thursday, and a fan called in to ask what the biggest misconception viewers have about 35-year-old McCain and 77-year-old Behar’s relationship. McCain and Behar sometimes clash on-camera due to their differing opinions on political topics, leading some to speculate that they may not get along off-camera as well.

“I don’t know, I don’t think about it,” Goldberg said when asked, before stressing that the two do in fact get along in real life.

ET spoke with both McCain and Behar last month on the set of The View in New York City, where the two addressed all the feud rumors.

“Of all the people backstage, we actually get along the best,” McCain shared. “Because we always want to watch news after and still talk about it.”

Behar added, “Yeah, it’s true.”

McCain also explained why it’s important for her to be a conservative voice on The View.

“Sometimes I’m calm, sometimes I’m not,” she said bluntly. “I mean, people that watch the show know that. I try to just remind myself that I’m representing 50 percent of the country. I’m representing a bunch of women even though I only have one chair and it’s really important.”

Earlier this month, McCain wished Behar a happy birthday on Instagram, joking that she was her favorite “sparring partner.”

“Happy Birthday to my favorite sparring partner and true TV icon, ‪@JoyVBehar,” McCain wrote. “You make me laugh every single day and never back down from your principles. I am lucky to know you and call you a friend! ♥️??”

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Whoopi Goldberg Interrupts Another Heated Debate Between Joy Behar And Meghan McCain On ‘The View’

Whoopi Goldberg was forced to play moderator on “The View” once again.

After another heated debate erupted between feuding co-hosts Joy Behar and Meghan McCain, Goldberg stepped in and reminded the pair what “The View” is really about.

The conversation quickly escalated as Goldberg, McCain, Behar, Abby Huntsman and Sunny Hostin began discussing decorated U.S. veteran Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman’s impeachment testimony against U.S. President Donald Trump. Vindman says he heard Trump ask Ukraine’s president to investigate the Bidens. The co-hosts later brought up Fox News’ Laura Ingraham for questioning Ukraine-born Vindman’s loyalty to America.

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But as McCain and Behar started talking over each other, Goldberg had enough.

“Everybody has something to say at the table, we really do want to hear from everybody but we’re starting to do that thing,” Goldberg began, before McCain shot back with “I don’t know what that means, ‘This thing.’”

The EGOT winner continued, “It means you’re talking over each other.”

“Well, it’s ‘The View’,” said McCain.

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“It is ‘The View’,” replied Goldberg. “You know what, let me tell you something about ‘The View’. This show has always had the ability to have different points of view, which we respect around the table. And when we talk to each other we also exhibit respect, so when I’m saying to you hold up because we’re not hearing each other. I’m not trying to cut you off, I’m trying to get you heard.”

Goldberg then finished things off by throwing to a commercial.