‘The View’ Hosts Clash With Meghan McCain Over Rush Limbaugh

The View hosts were not having any of Meghan McCain’s opinions on Rush Limbaugh.  

Particularly, guest Alec Baldwin and Meghan were split over Trump awarding the Medal of Freedom to the conservative radio host.

“There were a lot of moments that seemed really produced to me,” Meghan said of Trump’s state of the union speech. “His TV background really came out, especially the reuniting of the [military] families, which I loved because I love things like that. If it weren’t Trump, I probably would have loved it.”

Then things came to a head when she went on to say that the president had done right by conservatives by awarding the Medal of Freedom to Rush.

“If you’re someone on the right, you probably liked Rush Limbaugh, who is fighting cancer, getting that medal,” she said.

That’s when Alec decided to joke: “I’ve decided I want to run for president so I can give the Medal of Freedom to Louis C.K.”

When Whoopi wondered aloud why the president wouldn’t choose someone like Elijah Cummings for the Medal of Freedom, Meghan didn’t back down.

“Because he’s playing to his base,” Meghan said., while Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin said that even in his radio career, Rush was racist and divisive.

“The ironic thing is, there he is talking to the black community and gives Rush the medal, and Rush Limbaugh spent a lot of Obama’s tenure singing ‘Barack the Magic Negro,'” Joe said. “He’s been so racist and misogynistic over the years — who’s next? Roger Stone? How about giving it to him or Steve Bannon.”