While a visitor on Thursday’s version of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on CBS, Meghan McCain described her departure from the Fox News Channel to be the conservative co-host on The View weekday program as “weird.”
“This show has been on for 21 years, and I’m the 21st host,” McCain instructed Colbert. “I’ve been on so many reveals the place folks by no means watched and couldn’t determine what channel it was on. And like, everybody is aware of what The View is, and being the one conservative” on the ABC weekday program has “this sort of weird, like, allure to it.”
She additionally mentioned the response she’s gotten since becoming a member of the opposite ladies on the dialogue program final fall as “intense.”
McCain acknowledged that some folks inform her “I love you,” whereas others grouse: “I hate you, and you’re ruining my show.”
“It’s an fascinating seat to take over,” the co-host stated.
In response, Colbert requested her if she appears like a “lamb chop in a wolf den” with the opposite, way more liberal co-hosts, however McCain replied that she’s “really tough” and “not a snowflake.”
The liberal host then pressed the problem by asking her if she’s extra comfy round “non-conservatives” since she’s the daughter of Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona.
Well, I labored at Fox [News Channel] for years, and if you’re within the ‘Fox echo chamber’ and also you’re surrounded by conservatives, you rein this in like a really heat bubble, and also you’re like: “Oh, everyone feels this way.”
And it’s not that I didn’t know liberals, however I didn’t know folks have been like fairly as liberal as [fellow View co-host] Joy Behar.
McCain added: “And each morning, it’s like: ‘Why are all Republicans racist Nazis?’ And I’m like: ‘Look, I haven’t had my latte but. and perhaps we will speak about one thing else.’”
Of course, she toned again her feedback by indicating that Behar is a “lovely” person and that she “really likes” her co-host.
“It’s a very fascinating expertise, particularly within the Trump period,” McCain famous.
It got here as no shock that Colbert requested his visitor to touch upon her father’s well being for the reason that GOP official was identified with an aggressive type of mind most cancers final 12 months.
He was hospitalized in December for “treatment of side effects from the cancer therapy,” she famous and acknowledged that he has been “away from the Capitol as he recuperates at home in Sedona, Arizona.”
“He had a kind of tough time at Christmas, and he’s made this loopy, wonderful restoration which I assume I shouldn’t be stunned at,” she stated. “He is so resilient in so many different ways” earlier than describing her father as “a tough bastard.”
On when her father will probably be again in Washington, D.C., McCain didn’t give a time-frame however stated she “hope he comes back to Washington very soon because I would like to see him go up against Trump a little more.”
Finally, Colbert mentioned his visitor’s current marriage ceremony.
McCain instructed him she by no means thought she’d discover somebody she needed to “do life with” (which Colbert replied sounds extra like a jail sentence than a wedding) as a result of she was not “a marriage person,” however as a part of the ceremony, she needed everybody to “get drunk” and “eat bison” meat.
“I’m so independent,” she added after Colbert questioned why this was the case since things like “marriage and the family unit” are “very conservative ideals.”