The co-hosts got into a tense exchange about President Donald Trump's potential impeachment during Monday's broadcast.
Whoopi Goldberg and Meghan McCain butted heads yet again during Monday morning's broadcast of The View. The co-hosts got into a tense exchange during a discussion about the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump.
When co-host Sunny Hostin explained why she thought certain senators were being hypocritical by not voting for Trump's impeachment but voting for former President Bill Clinton's impeachment in 1998, the conservative McCain offered a viewpoint that did not sit well with liberal Hostin.
"My job here is not to litigate the ethics of it," McCain said. "I'm an ABC political analyst along with being a View co-host. My job is to analyze the politics of it."
This prompted passionate comments between Hostin and MCain, who began speaking loudly over one another. It wasn't long before Goldberg stepped in to curtail the conversation, and McCain was clearly upset about being cut off.
"Do you want to hear a conservative perspective on the show, ever?" McCain asked, to which Goldberg responded, "Girl! Please stop talking! 'Cause you know what? What's happening..."
McCain then replied, "No problem. No problem. I won't talk for the rest of the show." Goldberg then said, "I'm OK with that, I'm OK with that. If you're gonna behave like this..."
Though McCain continued to defend her opinion, Goldberg was seemingly uninterested and abruptly cut to commercial.
This isn't the first time Goldberg has spoken sternly to McCain in relation to View discussions about Trump's impeachment hearings. Back in October, Goldberg told McCain to "respect" her co-hosts when she began talking over them.
"Let me tell you something about The View," Goldberg told McCain at the time. "This show has always had the ability to have different points of view, which we respect around the table. 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."
Watch Goldberg and McCain's latest spat in the video below.
Whoopi Goldberg is trending on Twitter after checking co-host Meghan McCain live on #TheView. pic.twitter.com/5IdnT8U8b4
Star Trek: Picard brings back not just Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard, but several other familiar Trek characters as well. One character who isn’t back, though: Guinan, the bartender played by Whoopi Goldberg. But that’ll change for Picard season 2. Stewart was recently a guest on Goldberg’s show The View, and he used the opportunity to officially invite Goldberg to join Picard season 2. You’ll never believe what she said next! She said yes.
[email protected] officially invites @WhoopiGoldberg to join season two of #StarTrekPicard: “It was wonderful having you, and we cannot wait to have you with us again one more time.” https://t.co/f8u2wbJuik #StarTrek pic.twitter.com/mxOtyJxF63
— The View @TheView January 22, 2020
Above you’ll see Patrick Stewart offering Whoopi Goldberg a chance to return as Guinan for Star Trek: Picard season 2 – and Goldberg seems to accept the offer. Of course, this doesn’t mean it’s a done deal. Goldberg seems genuinely caught off-guard by the offer, implying nothing was discussed beforehand. If that’s true, that means Goldberg will still have to work out some stuff – contracts, payment, and so on – before she’s officially a part of the Picard crew. But for now, it looks like it’s very likely to happen.
Per the official Star Trek wiki, “Guinan was an enigmatic bartender who ran Ten Forward, the lounge aboard the USS Enterprise-D. She was well known for her wise counsel, which proved invaluable many times. Guinan was an El-Aurian, a race of “listeners” who were scattered by the Borg…Following the destruction of her homeworld by the Borg in the 23rd century, Guinan became a refugee aboard the SS Lakul in 2293. She, along with the rest of her ship, subsequently became caught in the Nexus, an experience she described as ‘being inside joy.’ Along with most of the other El-Aurian refugees, Guinan was traumatized upon being pulled out of the Nexus. In 2371, Captain Picard conferred with the “echo” of Guinan who remained in the timeless Nexus and, with her help, was eventually able to leave the Nexus.”
In addition to appearing on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Goldberg also played Guinan in the films Star Trek: Generations and Star Trek: Nemesis.
Picard, which premiers on January 23, 2020, on CBS All Access, brings back Brent Spiner as Data, Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine, Jonathan Del Arco as Hugh, Jonathan Frakes as William Riker, and Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi. New cast members include Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway, and Isa Briones. The series has already been renewed for a second season.
The longtime co-host said she is staying home until further notice because she is 'in a higher risk group because of my age, but I’m perfectly healthy.'
As coronavirus fears continue to mount, The View's Joy Behar is taking precaution. The longtime co-host of ABC's morning program revealed during a pre-taped episode that she is taking time off due to her age.
Behar, 77, appeared on Friday to tell her co-hosts about her decision. "I've been thinking of staying home from the show. We don't have an audience anymore. Believe me, the staff here, the exec producers, everybody, has really been doing their due diligence to clean the place up," she said. "But I've been thinking, maybe at my age — I know I look good, I look fantastic — I don't look my age, I don't. And so you really can't tell how old I am by looking at me, but I am up there. The number, it makes me dizzy!"
She continued, "But anyway, I'm thinking maybe I should stay home and do what they call socially distance myself. This morning I get a text from my daughter and she says, 'Are you staying home?' And I said, 'Why?' And she said, 'Get in reality, Mom.' So I decided that I think I'm gonna stay home for a while. I'm going to socially distance myself a little bit. So next week you won't see me here. I don't know how it's going to go, but that's what I'm thinking. I have to point out, I'm in a higher-risk group because of my age, but I'm perfectly healthy. I'm doing this myself. Luckily I don't have to worry about childcare and things like that and also, I have enough money to take off some time."
Neither Behar nor any other co-host of The View have tested positive for the coronavirus COVID-19, which is now considered an international pandemic. In New York, where The View is taped, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency, with more than 95 confirmed cases in the city.
A first in The View's history, the show is operating without a studio audience. Moderator Whoopi Goldberg addressed the show having an empty studio at the top of Wednesday's broadcast, as cameras revealed a slew of empty chairs, saying that the show taping without fans was "unprecedented." The moment has since become a popular meme on social media.
Until further notice, starting March 16, Behar will not be on The View. However, co-hosts Goldberg, Sunny Hostin and Meghan McCain will continue to appear.
Though The View is still in production, several New York-based talk shows — both daytime and late-night — have suspended production due to the coronavirus, including The Wendy Williams Show, The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and Late Night With Seth Meyers, among others. Several others, like The View, are taping without a live studio audience.