Meghan McCain defended her co-host Whoopi Goldberg after Goldberg’s showdown with Judge Jeanine Pirro on “The View” last week.
During the segment, Pirro said Goldberg suffered from “Trump derangement syndrome,” which caused the argument to escalate to new levels for the show.
When McCain was asked about the incident on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” she replied, “I can’t get a bagel without someone asking me about this incident.”
She went on to explain, “I will say that I’m a conservative, I love having everybody on the show — anyone who wants to come on — I’m happy to have on. I mean, within reason.” (RELATED: Judge Jeanine Pirro Says She Can Go ‘Toe-To-Toe’ With Anyone After Showdown With Whoopi Goldberg)
She also shared that she “was not backstage” to witness any of the alleged incidents that went down between the two, but said her co-host is a “fair, open person.”
“And it is really hard not to love Whoopi Goldberg,” McCain added. “She’s a really fair, open person and she’s been very open to my politics. I just thought it was unfortunate that Judge Jeanine didn’t see what I see in her every day. She’s a wonderful co-host. She’s very open to hearing the other side.” (RELATED: Whoopi Goldberg Shouts Down Jeanine Pirro After Saying The Host Suffers From ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ [VIDEO])
Cohen, the host, then said that Pirro “scares” him. McCain responded that she was not scared of her “at all.”
“She doesn’t scare me at all. I used to work with her,” the TV host explained. The two previously worked together at Fox News.
Things got heated on and off air last Thursday after Pirro said Goldberg suffered from “Trump derangement syndrome,” during her appearance to promote her latest book titled, “Liars, Leakers and Liberals.” The co-host ended up shouting down the judge during the segment and claimed that she had “never seen anybody whip up such hate” like President Donald Trump.
When the judge tried to defend Trump’s policies, Goldberg said she was done and threw to a commercial. Tempers continued to flair backstage. Pirro said that the co-host was “literally spitting” at her and told her to get the “get the f**k out of this building.” Goldberg defended herself the next day on the show and said “no one chased” the judge out of there and claimed that Pirro left the place cursing at the staff.