Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk came for Meghan McCain on Twitter & she was not happy about it

Bobby Berk
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Bobby Berk of Queer Eye fame called out Meghan McCain’s lies about the Green New Deal on Twitter, and she did not like it.

McCain is the daughter of Senator John McCain, a former Fox News contributor, and a current co-host of The View.

Washington Governor and 2020 presidential candidate Jay Inslee (D) appeared on The View and McCain brought up the Green New Deal (GND), an ambitious progressive legislative package that would reduce carbon emissions and enact a number of big ticket progressive programs, like free college tuition, universal health care, universal basic income, and a federal jobs guarantee.

McCain cited the conservative American Action Network’s estimate that the GND would cost $93 trillion over ten years (economist Noah Smith roughly estimated the cost at $6.6 trillion a year, with most of it coming from the economic policies, not the environmental policies).

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“When I hear that an average American is going to have to spend $600,000 for a Green New Deal, you can understand how people like me don’t think that’s logical,” McCain said, not specifying that that was $600,000 over ten years, a common rightwing tactic to make the price of legislation appear an order of magnitude greater than it is.

She also appeared to imply that the plan is funded through taxes, even though it says that it is funded through deficit spending. Whether that’s a good plan is a separate question from whether it is the plan.

“Well, this is a lot like the death panels you heard about in ObamaCare,” Inslee said. “We don’t have death panels and we don’t have $600,000 costs.”

Then McCain went off the deep end.

“We’re talking about $51 trillion, the elimination of planes, the elimination of cows, a railway, no planes, I guess nobody can go to Hawaii anymore,” she said, citing false information.

“Actually, that is not what’s proposed. Let’s get this straight,” Inslee said. “That is not proposed in the New Green Deal. I want to be real straight about this.”

Bobby Berk, design guru on Netflix’s Queer Eye, was apparently watching and called McCain “everything wrong w/ journalism.”

Her response? She’s not a journalist, she does opinion, so… she doesn’t have to tell the truth?

“Blatant lies are not a point of view honey!” Berk shot back.

“There [sic] are just a way to rile the base just like Trump does.”

She stepped out of the conversation by saying that she wouldn’t watch Queer Eye anymore.

His fans loved the exchange.

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