“Get this b***h under control,” the View’s Joy Behar reportedly shouted about co-host Meghan McCain after the show cut to a commercial break, following an on-screen clash.
The feud started during a segment where the panel were honoring former President George H.W. Bush and Behar attempted to swipe President Trump.
The panel mentioned Bush’s support for environmental issues when Behar transitioned the conversation to swipe Trump and his environmental policies.
“I want to say one thing about him (Bush) 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 forgetting about the White House effect,’ then he signed into law the Clean Air Act amendment of 1990, one of the most sweeping environmental statutes ever,” Behar said, as the Daily Mail reports.
“This president that we have now (speaking of Trump) is trying to unravel everything that he did and Obama did, and if I ever become a one-issue voter it will be about pollution and the greenhouse effect,” she continued before McCain defiantly interjected, cutting Behar off from completing her next sentence.
McCain tried ushering the conversation back to honoring Bush, rather than allowing Behar to continue in her anti-Trump rant in saying, “Can we focus on the president, please. I don’t want to talk about Trump, we’re honoring a great president?”
Behar, taken aback, responded: “Excuse me a second, please. I want to talk about…”
McCain then jumped in again: “We’re honoring a great president who passed and I’m not interested in your one-issue voting.”
“I don’t care what you’re interested in. I’m talking!” Behar snarled.
“Well, I don’t care what you’re interested in either, Joy!” McCain said in response.
Behar and McCain then shouted over one another when co-host Whoopi Goldberg forced the show to cut to commercial break.
According to the Daily Mail, the show’s production team rushed to the hosts, attempting to quell the argument when Behar sounded off on McCain:
Behar’s was then seen slamming her cue cards on the table and turning to sound off on McCain, right before producers cut to break. Producers muted Behar’s microphone so that her expletives would not be heard on air.
But the source told DailyMail.com that 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.’
While hair and makeup people attempted to groom both of the hosts, producers tried to calm Behar down before returning from the commercial break.
‘Everyone was frantic. 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,’ the source said.
The source continued, per the Daily Caller: “Producers have been fearful that things were becoming combustible again with Behar and McCain after a few tense exchanges on air, but were hoping the two could make it through until the December hiatus later this month so that everyone could have a few weeks to relax. As you see, that didn’t happen.”
And, “This isn’t the last you’ve seen of these two coming to blows. You can trust and believe that.”