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When talk show co-host Meghan McCain of “The View” reprimanded fellow host Joy Behar on Monday for hijacking a discussion about the late former President George H.W. Bush to throw shade on the current president, Behar angrily pounced on her like a rabid Rottweiler.

“Can we focus on the president, please? I don’t want to talk about Trump,” McCain, the daughter of recently deceased Sen. John McCain, pleaded with Behar after her co-host started complaining about the president during what had originally been a discussion about Bush’s legacy.

“Well, I do [want to talk about Trump] for a second, so excuse me. Excuse for a second, please. I want to talk about the difference,” the 76-year-old talk show veteran fired back.

“Okay, but we’re honoring a great president in the past. I’m not interested in your one-issue voter talk,” McCain rebutted, suggesting that her co-host was trying to twist the tribute to score political points.

Watch Behar’s incensed reply below:

“I don’t care what you’re interested in, I’m talking!” Behar bellowed in veritable fire and fury.

“Well I don’t care what you’re interested in either,” McCain aggressively replied, spurring co-host Whoopi Goldberg to abruptly cut in and announce a commercial break.

This brief but acerbic feud occurred after Behar interrupted a discussion about Bush’s leadership style and personality to bash her arch-nemesis, current President Donald Trump.

“I want to say one thing about him that was not picked up really, because as a candidate he said, ‘Those who think we’re powerless to do anything about the greenhouse effect are thinking about the White House effect,'” she said. “This president that we have now is going to unravel everything that he did and Obama did, and if I ever become a one-issue voter, it will be about pollution.”

It was at this moment that McCain asked her co-host to tone it down.

Prior to Behar’s stunt, the discussion had centered on Bush’s legacy as a diplomatic leader, combat veteran, loving husband and family man who had always prioritized his family over work.

Watch the illuminating discussion that preceded the showdown below:

McCain pleaded with Behar to stop because she felt that using Bush’s legacy to bush Trump was disrespectful. Many on social media disagreed. They felt it was McCain who was disrespectful.

Look:

But the argument could be made that not only was Behar the one who displayed disrespect, but she was likewise the one propagating a false narrative about Bush.

While the former president did indeed pass the 1972 Clean Water Act, the idea that his presidency and style of leadership were the complete opposite to that of Trump is false.

Just like the current president, Bush was sometimes antagonistic toward the press, to the point that during the during campaign events in 1992, he touted the slogan “Annoy the Media Re-Elect Bush.”

Look:

And during a heated interview in 1988 in with CBS’s Dan Rather, then-Vice-President Bush bashed the TV anchor in a way similar to how Trump routinely bashes CNN’s Jim Acosta.

Watch:

For some reason, neither Behar nor her co-hosts mentioned these aspects of Bush’s past during their discussion Monday about his legacy.

Vivek Saxena

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