McCain calls Kim criticism "misogynistic," while her co-hosts give Kardashian props for using her platform for good.
The New York Post was hoping for a few laughs when they released their new cover featuring Kim Kardashian and Donald Trump, but the women of "The View" were hard pressed to see the humor in it on Thursday.
Today's edition of the paper came with the headline, "The Other Big Ass Summit" and "Trump Meets Rump," along with a subhead exclaiming, "Kim Thong Un pitches prez on prison reform."
"The New York Post saying this stuff about Kim, I thought that was pretty despicable," said Sunny Hostin. "The bottom line is, however she got her platform, she's using her platform for good. She's using the platform for good, we should applaud that."
Sara Haines also applauded Kim for telling Mic, "Where I'm at in my life right now, just like, to go and spend my money buying material things just doesn't satisfy me the way that it used to," adding, "to save someone's life and do that once a year, that would make my heart fuller."
"The Kardashians take a lot of heat for, 'How did they become famous?', 'What are they using their platforms for?', this is a great example of someone that read into this, decided it affected her and decided to make a difference," added Haines.
Hostin added that prison reform is something that desperately needs attention and if Kim is the one who's able to bring it up to Trump, "good."
"We should let women evolve," said Meghan McCain. "Kim Kardashian has three kids, she was held at gunpoint, she's a lot older now, she's married to a guy that's going through some issues right now. Nothing will make you look at your life in a more serious way than having three kids and being held at gunpoint. Give her a break, she's trying."
McCain went on to call the criticism over Kim "so misogynistic," saying she did some things in her 20s she's not proud of as well. "You learn from your mistakes, let her be in this zone, it's OK," she added.