Meghan McCain is starting her final week on The View, and she ducked out from an interview with Donald Trump’s out lesbian niece and most outspoken critics, Mary Trump.
Mary Trump didn’t shy away from calling out McCain: “It’s a shame that colleague didn’t have the courage to come on and have this conversation with me.”
While McCain appeared in today’s episode of The View – and even attacked comedian Kathy Griffin as homophobic – she didn’t join her co-hosts for an interview with Trump, who was on the show to talk about her uncle Donald’s mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic and to promote her new book, The Reckoning: America’s Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal.
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“Not only did he have the best medical treatment money could buy when he got COVID, he also got the vaccine as did everyone else in his family,” Trump said, saying that he should be “held accountable.”
“But we have a terrible time in this country holding powerful white men for anything, even if it is the deaths – unnecessary deaths – of hundreds of Americans.”
Trump went on to talk about her uncle’s possible 2024 run, saying that he showed “that using racism as a platform was successful.”
“We need to continue having the kinds of conversations about race and gender that you have,” she continued. “This is an incredibly powerful platform that you have.
“It’s a shame that colleague didn’t have the courage to come on and have this conversation with me,” she added, referring to McCain. “But I appreciate that you are all willing to take up these very difficult subjects because racism, in my view, is at the heart everything that’s wrong in 21st-Century America.”
Whoopi Goldberg was silent for a moment before she moved to a break.
In an earlier segment, McCain was on the show she still works at and called out comedian Kathy Griffin for making what she called homophobic jokes about Clay Aiken in 2002 and 2003.
“I think he’s lucky he didn’t end up becoming an opioid addict given the degree of bullying that happened to him when he was still struggling to come out of the closet,” the daughter of the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said, specifying that she was referring mostly to Griffin.
“I would love to hear an apology, if she’s happy doing this kind of soul-searching,” McCain said. “I don’t like her, I’m never going to like her for all the jokes she made about Clay.”
As people on Twitter pointed out, McCain decided to criticize Griffin for two-decades-old jokes just as she went into surgery to remove part of her lungs because of cancer.