“There were people lining up 40 hours before the event,” McCain said, with Behar immediately responding, “They bussed them in.”
McCain shot back, “It’s not fake news.” McCain continued, “Don’t belittle the crowd. Don’t belittle the enthusiasm … A lot of people are enthusiastic, and one of my producers were saying, ‘Why do people love him so much?’ It’s not just they love Trump so much. It’s they hate the same things Trump hates. that’s what’s going on.”
Behar responded, “Who? Black people, you mean, and immigrants?” McCain replied, “I come here every day open-minded, just trying to explain it. And it’s not a fun job for me every day.”
“Who do they hate? Who do they hate?” Behar kept saying. McCain said to Behar, “I know you’re angry.”
“You bet I’m angry,” Behar declared.
Their bickering went above and beyond the usual banter on the show. You could cut the tension with a knife.
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) June 19, 2019
McCain then laid into Behar again. “I get that you’re angry that Trump’s president, like a lot of people, are. But I don’t think yelling at me is going to fix the problem, okay?” she said to Behar.
Behar asked, “Am I yelling at her?” McCain shot back, “Yes. I’m trying to explain why 2020 is not in the bag for you! It’s not!”
Behar and McCain’s feud escalates
Whoopi Goldberg stepped in to referee, “OK guys, okay!” McCain said, “Being the sacrificial Republican every day — I’m just trying to –”
That’s when Behar sarcastically moaned.
McCain shot back (emphasis added), “Oh don’t feel bad for me, b****! I get paid to do this!”
In the following segment, McCain and Behar said they fight all the time and often call each other the B-word, but still remain friends.
Perhaps. Still, why is it hard for Joy Behar to accept that many people in Florida were enthusiastic about seeing President Trump Tuesday night? McCain is right, that’s not “fake news” but the actual news.
The truth hurts and that’s what really made Joy Behar so upset.