Meghan McCain schooled Joy Behar Tuesday after The View co-host claimed that President Donald Trump was just using Syria to distract from negative publicity at home.
The comments came on “The View” during a discussion about the divide in the Republican party over what should be done to help the people in Syria following another chemical gas attack over the weekend.
“You know I’m a little suspicious of the timing, I have to say, of going into Syria right now,” Behar said. “We know that [Barack] Obama is being accused of setting a red line and not doing anything in Syria. After the gas attack last time.”
“He’s not being accused,” McCain responded. “That’s a fact.”
“Yeah okay. Trump has had this whole year to do something,” Behar countered. “Why now?”
“Because there’s been another chemical gas explosion over the weekend, ” McCain shared. “I’m not manifesting something that doesn’t exist in Syria.”
“I know that. What I’m interested in is the fact that Michael Cohen is about to be indicted, probably,” Behar responded, before Whoopi Goldberg directed her to stick to Syria before getting into the Cohen discussion.
“I don’t want to get into Michael Cohen,” she added. “I’m only saying the seriousness of the situation within the White House is interesting at this point, if he wants to do a wag the dog in Syria, let us be careful of the timing of this is all I’m saying.”
“There was just a chemical gas attack,” McCain exclaimed. “There’s been one previously that we’ve done nothing about.”
“There’s a huge fracture in our country and I understand we are a war-weary nation,” McCain shared. “But I do think when we are talking about genocide. And I do take umbrage at the idea that now that it’s something different, that it somehow would be politically motivated.”