Meghan McCain left The View back in July of this year. Her departure left the conservative seat at the table vacant. As a result, producers of The View decided to go the Jeopardy! route and try a long list of guest hosts. Conservative commentator Kristen Soltis Anderson filled the chair for the episodes that aired on November 22nd and 23rd.
Kristen Soltis Anderson is a conservative pollster, writer, and television commentator. Over the years, her writing has appeared in some of the most popular news outlets on the internet. Anderson holds bylines on The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, and Politico. Several publications, including Time Magazine and Marie Claire, praised her work and influence in the past. However, a good portion of the audience of The View doesn’t seem to agree.
During her appearance on The View, Kristen Soltis Anderson shared a handful of hot takes, according to Decider. As a result, she and her fellow hosts has some heated discussions. Additionally, The View fans got a little hot under the collar. As you would expect, many of them took to Twitter to voice their displeasure.
Several fans of The View voiced their opinions on Kristen Soltis Anderson’s opinions. However, one Twitter user, Lady Down in Texas, really distilled everyone’s complaints into a single tweet. She said, in part, “I was settled in & ready to give you a chance AND you blew it in the first five minutes.”
Kristen Soltis Anderson’s Hot Takes Draw Fire from Twitter
One Twitter user wasn’t sure who Kristen Soltis Anderson was. However, they knew that they didn’t like or understand what she had to say. “Who is this Karen lady? She makes zero sense.”
The View fans didn’t seem to be alone in their distaste for Kristen Soltis Anderson’s line of thinking. Hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin weren’t shy in their interactions. Behar grilled Anderson while they heatedly discussed declining birth rates in the United States. This topic brought a whole new round of criticism from the audience.
One fan of The View sided with Hostin and Behar. She was happy to see them combat Anderson’s ideas. She “Joy Behar & Sunny Hostin gathering Kristen Soltis Anderson like nobody’s business.”
It seems like most of The View’s most vocal fans disliked Kristen Soltis Anderson. However, much like Jeopardy! audience earlier this year, fans of The View are fed up with the guest hosting process. One Twitter user said, “I’ll be glad when [they] announce a permanent cohost. Because bab, they’re [scraping] the bottom of the barrel for these [guest] cohosts.”
Anderson’s two-day stint on The View ended on the 23rd. The cast took a long holiday weekend and will be back on Monday with a brand new episode.