Meghan McCain Accuses Whoopi Goldberg of a 'Cheap Shot' in Debate About Race - And Gets Immediately Shut Down
Meghan McCain drew the ire of her co-panelists on The View as she repeatedly gloated about the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and played the victim by suggesting the panel wasn't nice enough to her.
Lead host Whoopi Goldberg eventually had enough when McCain started trying to downplay the role of racism in the global shift toward right-wing populism.
"[S]ome of this is about race. I think we can concede this, but a lot of this is about poverty, which again, seems to be missed in the mainstream media," McCain said.
"When you are living in a tiny town in America and your coal mine or steel mine went under and opiate addiction is ravaging in your town, and you can't pay your insurance, and you can't pay --," she continued before Goldberg had enough.
McCain said she "adore[s]" Goldberg before accusing her of a "cheap shot" and trying to whitesplain racism.
"Oh, no, no, no. I know what you were trying to do. I get it," Goldberg retorted. "That's why I said it with a smile because people — poor people are everywhere. It's not just whites."
"I'm trying to explain," McCain continued. "I have been to these places."
Goldberg was done.
"So have I, Meghan. We have both been there. We know."
Watch the exchange below: