‘The View’ Is ‘Calmer’ Since Meghan McCain Exit

A different vibe. Whoopi GoldbergWe were asked how. The ViewIt has changed since Meghan McCain left the show one year ago — and she didn’t hold back.

“It’s calmer, because nobody wants to be that tired every day,” the Oscar winner, 66, told Page SixSaturday, October 1. “I think [the show], it’s better. I feel it’s better, but I’m still tired!”

The Sister Act star and the conservative author, 37, frequently clashed on the talk show before McCain’s August 2021 exit. In her 2021 memoir Bad RepublicanThe Emmy-winning series was cancelled by Goldberg, a native of Arizona.

“I found her open disdain for me more and more difficult to manage as the years went on, and it became more frequent,” the Dirty Sexy PoliticsAuthor wrote. “Occasionally, if the show’s political discourse veered into territory that she found disagreeable, Whoopi would cut me off, sometimes harshly.”

The Daily MailColumnist also described the set The View as a “toxic work environment,” claiming that it was “isolating” for her because of her political views. “I was working on the show as the only conservative during the Trump years,” McCain explained to VarietyOctober 2021. “I felt like a lot of people took out their anger on the administration on me because I was the only person in the building who was a Republican.”

When asked about her former cohost’s “toxic” claims after the book’s publication, Goldberg wasn’t bothered. “Alright,” she told TooFabOctober 2021. “I’m trying to get my leg and my hip right. I don’t have time to think about anything but myself.”

McCain made her debut on The ViewIn October 2017, she left Fox News after leaving her post. During her four years with Fox News, she clashed with Goldberg as well as cohosts. Joy Behar. The following December 2019 episode features: GhostFamously, a actress told McCain to remain quiet during a discussion on former President Donald Trump‘s first impeachment.

“Girl, please stop talking!” the Emmy winner said, causing her cohost’s jaw to drop in shock. “Please stop talking now.”

McCain then said it was “no problem,” adding that she wouldn’t speak for the rest of the show. Goldberg bluntly replied: “I’m OK with that. I’m OK with that, if you are going to behave like this.”

Speak to Variety later, McCain explained that the “please stop talking” incident was one of the first times she felt that the Tony Award winner’s feelings toward her had changed. “To her credit, Whoopi apologized the next morning. I would apologize when I messed up,” the pundit said in October 2021. “I love Whoopi. I felt at a certain point she stopped respecting me, and it was hard.”