Meghan McCain has no regrets about her departure from “The View.” The outspoken conservative pundit, aged 38, bid farewell to the talk show in 2021, citing frequent clashes with co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar as a reason for her exit.
In a recent interview with The Messenger, McCain disclosed her reasons for no longer tuning in to the ABC talk show, likening it to the act of perusing an ex-boyfriend’s Instagram profile, saying, “You know, it’s kind of like looking at an ex-boyfriend’s Instagram — it’s just not great for you.”
McCain, a mother of two, also mentioned that her time is occupied by her new podcast, “Meghan McCain Has Entered the Chat.” She stated, “I don’t have time to watch this kind of content,” but did acknowledge her penchant for listening to numerous podcasts.
Nevertheless, McCain confessed that she “still misses the wardrobe people” whom she worked with during her four-year tenure on the chat show. The daughter of the late John McCain graced “The View” from 2017 until 2021, and upon her departure, was succeeded by Alyssa Farah Griffin and Ana Navarro.
McCain expressed her love for dressing up and her fondness for the wardrobe personnel, who had been part of the show’s history throughout its duration. Since leaving the series, McCain has consistently explained her decision to remove it from her resume.
In her 2021 memoir, “Bad Republican,” she revealed that she felt mistreated by Goldberg and Behar due to her conservative viewpoints. McCain wrote, “You can’t imagine how it messes with your self-esteem working in an environment where the worst thing you can be in the world is a Republican during the Trump years.”
As the Trump presidency continued, McCain claimed that her treatment from Goldberg, Behar, and some of the staff became harsher and less forgiving. She felt like a scapegoat for everything they disliked about the president. Despite not voting for Trump, McCain believed that she became the sole representative of Republicans in their eyes, bearing the brunt of their frustrations.