As Meghan McCain closes the chapter on her time as a co-host on The View, the show honored her with a farewell video of her best moments on air. Four weeks ago, McCain made the announcement of her retirement from the talk show, shocking fans and co-hosts. The now-former co-host ended her stay before her contract expired for personal reasons, as she explained to fans.
First and foremost was her dedication to her family. After giving birth to her daughter, Liberty, in September 2020, McCain explained on a previous episode on The View that she wants to focus on raising her daughter in the D.C. area, where she and her husband “split time.” Rather than staying in New York, where the show airs, the former talk show star believes it will be better for her daughter to grow up near family and friends.
However, this isn’t the only reason why McCain ultimately decided to leave The View. Recently, the talk show host shared that she was “done” with the fights she continuously had with her fellow co-stars. Despite the fact that she deemed the other women “the best in the business,” she also acknowledged how she tended to clash with them on air. According to The U.S. Sun, a source shared that McCain “just had enough” of The View.
Some of Meghan McCain’s Recent Controversial Moments on ‘The View’
During the last few months of Meghan McCain’s time on The View, it seemed the co-hosts had a harder time understanding each other’s perspectives in the midst of heated discussion. As a result, many of McCain’s recent controversial comments have made headlines and left fellow co-hosts infuriated. She’s even conjured a response from TV personalities outside of The View.
One of the most notable “clashes” she had on-air as of late was with Whoopi Goldberg. At the time, McCain and Goldberg discussed President Joe Biden’s response to a reporter’s question. While McCain believed that former president Donald Trump would have received backlash for the same response, Goldberg argued that Biden delivered an apology to the reporter.
“With all due respect, I don’t care if he’s apologizing,” McCain said, interrupting Goldberg.
The View co-hosts then told each other that they didn’t care about the other’s opinion, which prompted an awkward transition to a commercial break.
More recently, the now-former talk show host received negative feedback for comments she made regarding Kathy Griffin’s cancer diagnosis. During the show, McCain initially offered sympathy towards the comedienne for her current condition. Shortly after, the show host reprimanded Griffin for previous statements she made against McCain’s close friend, Clay Aiken.
This sparked activity all over social media in which fans debated whether McCain’s comments were appropriate for the situation.