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'Stop Saying That!': Meghan McCain Melts Down on View After Conservative Guest Calls Trump Supporters a 'Cult'

A visibly angry McCain shouted at her.

Meghan McCain exploded when conservative guest co-host Tara Setmayer described supporters of President Donald Trump as members of a "cult."

“Please stop saying that!” a visibly angry McCain yelled. “You said that the last time you were here, it’s so redundant!”

“There’s a large group of people who blindly follow what this man says, that don’t think for themselves,” Setmayer responded said. “He can get away with saying things on tape and then calling it fake news! That is a cult!”

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Strangely, McCain included herself among the Trump supporters despite explicitly stating she didn't support the president.

“You’re painting everyone with a giant swathe that everybody’s been brainwashed, that we’re all in a cult,” McCain said.

Setmayer stood her ground against the shouting McCain.

“There’s a large group, including a lot of members of Congress, who have completely sold their principles down the river."

McCain was confrontational throughout the day, at one point condemning her own studio audience for clapping.

Watch the fiery exchange below.

Chris Sosa is the Senior Editor at AlterNet. His work also appears in Mic, Salon, Care2, Huffington Post and other publications. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisSosa.