Monday, January 11, 2021

McCain's Return To 'The View' Has Been Rough

Meghan McCain has been back to work at The View barely a week since returning from maternity leave and it's already off to a rough start, as the Republican realizes she 'doesn't have the job security that she once did,' sources exclusively claimed to

The talk show's resident conservative returned to work on Monday after giving birth to her first child, daughter Liberty Sage, in September and being hospitalized with eclampsia.

But the time away didn't do much to cool the prior tension she had with co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg, getting into a heated spat with Behar on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old interrupted Behar while she was explaining why the Republican party was facing trouble following the 2020 election, ending with Behar, 78, telling McCain point blank that she did not miss her while she was on maternity leave.

The next day, the antics continued when McCain kept pressing Georgia Senator-elect Raphael Warnock on a question, leading Goldberg to snap 'hey listen' at her, before tossing to commercial.

The incident had McCain rattled for a good portion of the show and during a later segment, she became so flustered that she couldn't finish her train of thought and asked if they could move on to someone else.

At the close of the day's show, executive producer Brian Teta appeared for an awkward explanation for the 'technical issues' and claimed Goldberg was telling producers to listen, not McCain.

Meanwhile, Yahoo! News reports a source told E! News that not being able to film the daytime talk show in person is contributing to a sense of increased tension, especially as Meghan McCain returns from maternity leave. The insider explains, "There has always been a sense of family behind the scenes at The View, but it has been harder to maintain that camaraderie amongst the show's hosts while producing the show remotely."

Prior to the pandemic, the insider says Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, Sara Haines and Meghan were prevented from "hiding from each other" on the Manhattan set, which the source describes as "much smaller than similar studios."

"The women typically start their mornings together in hair and make-up before passionately sharing their opinions," the source continues. "Then once the show goes off the air, the panelists all walk off set together, and there is almost always a post-show meeting—allowing the hosts to smooth over any tension that may have bubbled over during the day's episode."

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