"I see this becoming another Rosie/Elizabeth split screen waiting to happen between Joy and McCain," writes one viewer.
Things got a little tense between Meghan McCain and Joy Behar on "The View" Thursday morning as the panel launched into a discussion about President Donald Trump politicizing the death of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's son Robert.
"As far as other presidents, I don't know, you could ask Gen. Kelly, did he get a call from Obama? I don't know what Obama's policy was," Trump said in an interview with Fox Radio on Monday.
While McCain said the "politicizing on both sides" is "not what America is," Whoopi Goldberg blamed Trump for making it that way in the first place.
"I think once you make it political, which is what he did, he's made it about something totally different than what this is," she explained. "These are kids coming back in boxes. These are families trying to figure out, how do I move forward. This is about so much different stuff that when you say, 'I'm the only president who ever called,' don't do that, it's a lie."
"We're missing the main point," McCain said as the conversation continued. "We have soldiers that are dying who are waiting for health care at the VA, there are so many issues, PTSD."
"Talk to Trump," Behar interjected.
"That's what I would like to use this moment to talk about Joy, OK?" McCain shot back. "I agree, but you need to talk to him, he keeps obfuscating," Behar said as the crosstalk continued.
"I would like to stay away from the anger towards Trump, I understand that what he did right now, I am having a very hard time with it. It is very hard for me," McCain angrily added. "I'd like to talk about what our veterans need in this country, that is what I would wish President Trump would do with this moment, say, 'You know what, I messed up this is getting out of control, let's talk about the real issues for the people who are fighting.' [Sgt. La David Johnson] died for us to be sitting here, we're getting too far away from it. If we politicize this too much we are not going to be in a place in America that I think any of us ideologically collectively want to be."
"It'd be nice," added Joy, before Haines said that he just "can't do this."
"We have to hold this gentleman to his supposed job," Goldberg concluded. "You have to respect them and their families and I think if we can do both, we'll be doing the service we all feel America should have. Let's remind people how to respect the troops and it starts with us, now."
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The moment between Joy and Meghan sparked some reaction online -- see what viewers are saying below!
Ummm what’s with McCain attitude towards Joy????— Nickki H. (@Nickki_H) October 19, 2017
I know I was taken a back by the attitude kind of disrespectful IMO— keep'nupwithjoneses (@waykeljones) October 19, 2017
Sorry, but Meghan's a bit high maintenance---always upset w every topic. She's uptight! Joy's real, that's it. Not playing games w/ Megan.— Kellsjanna 😳 (@kborut123) October 19, 2017
I agree— Peggie L Ponder (@PonderPeggie) October 19, 2017
Meghan needs to loosen up. She is too negative on every topic. And very choppy at Joy.
Again today. Did she accept the job to attack Joy? She's the ONLY one Meghan calls out. Is she trying for Rosie - Elisabeth drama? Tiresome.— Kathleen Iannacone (@ProfLangue) October 19, 2017
Joy looked at Meghan like, 'who gon check me boo?'!! lol. Jump if you're feeling froggy... #theview— Nella (@Candidlynella) October 19, 2017
Am finding Meghan attitude toward Joy hard to take. Seems like only voice Meghan wants us to hear is hers. Think this will be my last show.— Jeanne Sweatt (@sweatt_jeanne) October 19, 2017
Meghan you are so rude. I can’t believe how rude you are. I can’t believe you hate @Joy as well. I think it’s time you leave— Teri Burtner (@Ewagal78) October 19, 2017
I know....she starting off on the wrong foot....she’s mean, you are right...Meghan don’t raise your voice at Joy. Now I don’t like her!— lynn gordon (@LynnPlan1777) October 19, 2017
Joy & Meghan do not get along #theview— Amber (@puzzlepiece10) October 19, 2017
@TheView I’m disgusted the way Meghan talks down to Joy. Meghan been there 1 wk Joy has been there longer than anyone. Know your place !— Linda Chuairy (@chuairy) October 19, 2017
#TheView what the hell is going on at this show now? Meghan acts like she is the moderator...Whoopi and Joy stick together and tell her off!— Dori (@Dori459) October 19, 2017
@TheView Is anyone besides me SEE how Meghan is ALWAYS coming for Joy? This is getting outta hand Barbra Walters!— stacey simpkins (@shaylove40) October 19, 2017
I see this becoming another Rosie/Elizabeth split screen waiting to happen between Joy and McCain. She has major RBF! #TheView— Sarah (@Sarah01211978) October 19, 2017
I can see Joy snapping at her very soon.— Denise Johnson (@DeniseMJohnson1) October 19, 2017
Megan McCain needs to stop calling out Joy on the View!— Julia Lynn (@ly51005152) October 19, 2017
Joy, I dislike our president as much as you. But, you need to listen too. What Meghan McCain said is spot on. WE need to rise above for vets— Vita Licari (@stablewind) October 19, 2017