Meghan McCain asks media to be 'kinder' to Donald Trump voters, Whoopi Goldberg says do the same for Joe Biden
Despite not being the biggest fan of President Donald Trump, Meghan McCain said during a discussion on 'The View' that the media needs to be kinder to Trump supporters and show respect. The discussion about respect was sparked when co-host Sunny Hostin suggested on the show that Trump’s attempts to overturn the election was a “coup.” “I think that rhetoric is dangerous,” McCain said.
She went onto add: “The rhetoric in the media needs to be more respectful of Trump voters, and I think that’s how we got to this place to begin with. And going forward in 2021, I think that we need to be respectful of the 70 million Americans that for whatever reason, did not feel that they could in good faith pull the trigger for President Biden and Vice President Harris.”
McCain's co-host Whoopi Goldberg countered her assertions by arguing that Trump and his supporters should respect the voters who voted for President-elect Joe Biden as well by not trying to overturn the election. “In terms of respect, respect the people who voted for Biden and let him take his place,” Goldberg said. “People always want respect, but they don’t want to give it.”
McCain added that Washington was showing no signs of slowing down Biden’s inauguration.“I’m here in D.C., they’re setting up for the inauguration right now… there’s not going to be martial law. Things like that just scare people,” she said.
Though the daughter of the late Arizona senator John McCain did not endorse a candidate during the election, she expressed concern over Biden’s pro-abortion views, which included overturning the Hyde Amendment to ensure taxpayer-funded abortions.
“I hate President Trump, and I think everybody else knows that, but there are some policies on the Left specifically with Senator Kamala Harris right now having to do with abortion,” McCain told former Republican Ohio Gov John Kasich. “She co-sponsored a bill opposing any limits at all when you can get an abortion and it’s a big break from Joe Biden’s past positions. And the Biden-Harris campaign is also running on taxpayer funding for abortions.”
“I was surprised at this, including those after 20 weeks. You’re pro-life, and I know that. You were pro-life in politics as am I,” she continued. “It’s a big, big part of who I am and my platform, and I don’t think taxpayers should be funding abortions for women who are as pregnant as I am right now. So how would you push back against a voter like me who’s concerned about things like this in a possible Biden/Kamala administration?”
McCain congratulated Biden upon the media declaring him the president-elect. She believes that Biden’s win was “fair and valid,” and declared him as a decent and moral man. “Congratulations Mr. President!” she wrote. “[Joe Biden] – one of the truly decent and moral men I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. Please lead our nation bravely towards healing and bipartisanship. Only a very personal note – I am relieved and look forward to having a president who respects POW’s who have been captured…I had to say it."
Congratulations Mr. President! @JoeBiden - one of the truly decent and moral men I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. Please lead our nation bravely towards healing and bipartisanship. 🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/k9oAPgvTfS— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) November 7, 2020