‘The View’: Meghan McCain Leaves Whoopi Goldberg Puzzled with Take on Meghan Markle

by Suzanne Halliburton

Whoopi Goldberg’s reaction to Meghan McCain’s rant following the highly publicized Meghan Markle interview has The View fans sounding off.

According to McCain, the interview was another successful fight for our Founding Fathers.

Markle, the American-born actress and member of English royalty, sat down with Prince Harry, her husband, to talk to Oprah Winfrey. The main topic was why the Duke and Duchess of Sussex abruptly moved from England to California and asked to be let out of their official Royal duties.

More than 17 million people watched the interview Sunday night. And millions more had an opinion, which is why it became such a hot topic on The View. And, like as she often does, Meghan McCain managed to take a unique angle on the issue.

McCain was quite animated as she talked about Prince Harry and Duchess Meaghan on The View.

“The American experiment is the way to go and if we have two American women — Meghan Markle and Oprah Winfrey — who are single-handedly finishing what George Washington on our revolutionary counterparts (started), I’m all for it!” 

Cut, abruptly to Whoopi Goldberg, the moderator of The View who is tasked with making these daily hot topics stay hot and on topic.

All Goldberg could manage was a blank stare and an “OK.”

Justin Martindale, a comedian, tweeted: “It’s 2021 and we are all Whoopi.”

After The View Episode, Meghan McCain Tried to Clarify

The Whoopi Goldberg moment, of course, went viral. McCain felt the need to clarify as to how she made an Oprah Winfrey interview a battle in the American Revolution. After all, Americans and the Brits have been fond of each other for two centuries. McCain posted on Twitter:

“I am extremely patriotic (and) I love the founding fathers. I don’t know why this is shocking or confusing for anyone has met me for even five seconds…”

Also on Monday’s The View, McCain managed to take a dig at her co-workers while talking about the Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan interview. And, she equated the duchess’ situation with the British press to her own life. She’s the daughter of the late U.S. Sen. John McCain.

McCain said: “In no way am I comparing any of my life experiences to Meghan Markle … but, I do know what it’s like to be on a TV show or a political campaign where people are leaking stories about you with the sole intention to make you look bad. And let me tell you, it would do a number on your mental health like you wouldn’t believe. It will make you feel isolated. It will make you feel paranoid.”

McCain’s thoughts on The View tend to go viral about once a week. And McCain’s (alleged) off-camera behavior on The View often ends up in the gossip columns.

The New York Post’s Page Six columnist quoted a show insider who said:

“If the staff and producers liked you, those stories wouldn’t be getting out. You don’t see them getting out about anyone else. No one’s running around talking about Whoopi. It’s shocking how (McCain) behaves. If she doesn’t want things leaked, don’t do things to get leaked.”