Whoopi Goldberg on Tuesday scolded The View co-host Meghan McCain for “talking over everyone” during a heated Hot Topics segment.
“The View” moderator intervened when a discussion about national security quickly turned into a screaming match between co-hosts Meghan McCain and Joy Behar.
“Everybody take a breath,” Goldberg said as McCain continues to talk. “Hold on, let me just finish. What I’m saying… 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 explains before McCain cuts in, saying, “I don’t know what that means, this thing?”
“It means you are talking over each other,” Goldberg responds, to which McCain snaps back, “Well, it’s The View.”
“It is The View,” Goldberg responded. “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.”
“I don’t think you’re trying to cut me off but…” McCain interrupts.
Goldberg then has to cut her off, telling viewers, “But that’s what you’re doing right now, we’ll be back!”