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On Monday, “The View” co-host Joy Behar apparently cussed out her colleague Meghan McCain, referring to her as an “entitled b****,” and threatened to quit the show if McCain was not put “under control.”
The Behar-blow up was ignited during a Monday segment concerning the passing of former President George H.W. Bush. Instead of honoring the late president, Behar used the opportunity to bash President Donald Trump, a go-to favorite for the co-host.
That’s when an unimpressed McCain interrupted Behar and asked her to stop talking about President Trump and focus on Mr. Bush. The exchange quickly escalated to an on-air shouting match.
“This president that we have now is trying to unravel everything that [Bush] did and Obama did,” whined Behar. “And if I ever become a one-issue voter, it will be about pollution and the greenhouse effect.”
McCain quickly jumped in: “Can we focus on [Bush], please? I don’t want to talk about Trump,” she interrupted. “We’re honoring a great president who passed.”
The 34-year-old’s father, war hero and Republican Senator John McCain, passed away this summer from brain cancer.
“Excuse me,” Behar attempted to defend herself. “Excuse me a second, please, I want to talk about the differences!”
“I’m not interested in your one-issue voter –” started McCain.
“I don’t care what you’re interested in, I’m talking!” interrupted Behar.
Meeting Behar’s tone, McCain responded, “I don’t care what you’re interested in, either!”
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg quickly ended the segment and threw to commercial break as Behar and McCain are seen still shouting at one another at the round table.
And that’s when the real fireworks went off. According to sources at The Daily Mail, producers hurried to turn off Behar’s mic and tried to calm her down as she cussed out McCain and threatened to quit:
Behar threw her hands in the air, yelled “My God!’ and ‘Get this b***h under control.”
“If this s**t doesn’t stop I’m quitting this damn show. I can’t take this much more,” Behar allegedly fumed.
Producers ran to the stage in an attempt to deescalate the situation, but Behar continued to rant, the source said.
“I’ve tolerated a lot of s**t on this show but I’m at my wits’ end with this entitled b***h. Enough already! Enough already! I’m not playing nice any longer,” Behar shouted, despite the studio audience being able to hear it all.
“I don’t know why she’s so upset,” McCain reportedly said. “I just wanted her to focus on President Bush and not bring Trump into this for once.”
“Everyone was frantic,” a source recalled. “The last thing they wanted was for Joy to walk off the show. She’s done that before. Remember the Bill O’Reilly situation? She appeared just as disgusted as she did that day and they only had two minutes to contain this explosion on set and get everyone positioned to return for the next live segment. It was utter chaos on set.”