President Donald Trump’s campaign adviser and spokesperson Katrina Pierson took a mercilessly savage shot Thursday morning at “The View” co-host Meghan McCain.
Responding to an interview published Tuesday in which McCain had told Entertainment Tonight that she represents the “50 percent of the country” that is conservative, Pierson posted a tweet on Thursday claiming, in short, that McCain ain’t no conservative, to put it bluntly.
Um, “the View” doesn’t have a GOP voice at all. https://t.co/ke677z1JOC
— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) September 5, 2019
Not only was this tweet a diss of McCain, whose deceased father had been a GOP senator, but it was also a diss of McCain’s “The View” colleague Abby Huntsman, who’s the daughter of former Republican Utah Gov. and current Trump administration Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman. Like their fathers, both McCain and Huntsman identify as Republicans.
In the interview with Entertainment Tonight, McCain had expressed her frustration at being surrounded by and constantly arguing with her liberal co-hosts.
“Sometimes I’m calm, sometimes I’m not,” she said. “People who watch the show know that. I try to just remind myself that I’m representing 50 percent of the country. I’m representing a bunch of women even though I only have one chair, and it’s really important.”
It’s unclear why she feels that only she represents “50 percent of the country,” given as Huntsman is also reportedly a Republican just like her.
McCain continued the interview by comparing herself to Republican socialite Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who co-hosted “The View” from 2003 to 2013.
“I also try to think of what Elisabeth Hasselbeck used to mean to me when I was young, because I used to watch ‘The View’ in college,” McCain said. “And she was really such an icon for young Republican women, and I hope I’m giving that to anyone who’s watching. And I know there’s like — I know because I was just in Wyoming — I know there are people in the country that feel like they’re really happy that someone’s representing them.”
(Source: Entertainment Tonight)
If McCain is so proud of being a conservative — one who admittedly earned widespread praise from fellow conservatives earlier this week for her passionate defense of the Second Amendment — then why did Pierson feel compelled to malign her as a fake Republican?
For one, the two have been locked in a feud for years now, in large part because of the slimy behavior of McCain’s father. Last year, Pierson reposted an old story from 2017 about how her father had still been refusing to answer questions about the role he’d played in funneling the infamous Steele dossier to both the FBI and the media.
In a since-deleted reply, McCain described her as “one of the dumbest people ever to work for Trump.”
Since everyone is just now realizing his staffers role in the #RussiaHoax We have been asking questions! John McCain Still Refuses to Answer Questions About His Role in the Dossier https://t.co/acsVdH1GTq
— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) December 21, 2018
— TheWrap (@TheWrap) December 22, 2018
To be clear, McCain’s father never did answer questions about his proven role in distributing the debunked Steele dossier. In one case, he even grew angry when asked specifically about distributing the dossier to the media.
Another factor that may be relevant to Pierson’s latest attack on McCain is her tendency to act like her father, who was arguably very much so a RINO, i.e., a Republican in name only.
Over the past few years she’s unnecessarily:
Attacked the Trump administration, despite its policies being described even by some “Never Trumpers” as ““some of the most conservative governance of my lifetime.”
Accused the contemporary Republican Party of lacking character.
Praised the Democrat Party’s most radical member, freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, i.e., the same radical responsible for the “Green New Deal.”
Thrown legendary comedian Roseanne Barr under the bus for an “offensive” joke.
Etc., Etc., Etc.
It’s perhaps because of all these quite non-conservative actions that so many have come out of the woodwork to lavish Pierson — not McCain — with praise and support.
Meghan McCain is a rino like her poppa was. She changes direction based on which way the wind blows.
— Howard Mood (@howardmood449) September 5, 2019
No the GOP does not have a voice on the View. But with Meghan McCain, the Never Trump group has a really big fat voice.
— CC (@ChatByCC) September 5, 2019
She represents globalists, warmongers and never trumpers!! #Periodt
— Mike (@michaeljashmore) September 5, 2019
McCain is a Joke-Like all on the view!!! They prompt RACISM,HATE,DIVISION in the country every day!!!
Meghan McCain DOES NOT represent True American’s!!!
— Diane (@cookingmama62) September 5, 2019
@MeghanMcCain has no idea of what she’s talking about. She is a lost soul on that show. BTW, she DOES NOT represent my family.
— NYC_4_Life (@GSmoney727) September 5, 2019
Can you imagine if they actually put a real Centrist or Republican who isn’t just another lefty shill on this show like @RealCandaceO or @Millie__Weaver heck I’d even like to see @TheLaurenChen. But the losers on the show would be so triggered they wouldn’t come out on stage.
— SuperBubbller (@SBubbller) September 5, 2019
The voice of a McCain is not a voice of the right. Hell, it’s not even a voice of the truth.
Neo-cons are no better than the liberal left. They do not care what their constituents want or desperately need, just what’s on their agenda.
— Wayne G (@MrTaxachusetts) September 5, 2019
@MeghanMcCain is delusional. It’s more like 50% or more of America has no idea what “The View” is.
— JWM (@JWM53948466) September 5, 2019
As of noon Thursday, McCain had not yet responded to Pierson’s latest attack.
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