"There was no talk whatsoever of the human rights violations going on in that country," the resident conservative on the panel complains.
Donald Trump met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un to discuss nuclear disarmament on Monday, and by Tuesday morning, Meghan McCain was complaining about it on "The View."
The historic meeting, which has been in the works for months, ended with a signed document in which the leader "reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." While the other "View" panelists" tried to remain cautiously optimistic about the summit, McCain took issue with the buddy-buddy behavior between the two world leaders.
"I had a really big problem with the American flag and North Korean flag next to each other as the backdrop. We are not the same," Meghan McCain exclaimed. "This is a totalitarian, Communist dictator in the same vein as Hitler -- murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, sexual violence, starvation, forced abortions, political/racial persecution. It is a completely and utterly, the closest thing to Hitler's Germany that exists in our time."
"My problem is how far it went with the buddy-buddy and there was no talk whatsoever of the human rights violations going on in that country," she added.
Though Sunny Hostin said she found the idea of the meeting "appropriate," she wasn't loving the lack of preparation that went into it.
"I thought a meeting without any pre-conditions and much preparation, I thought was inappropriate. What bothered me the most was Trump said last week, 'I didn't have to prepare much for the meeting because it's all about attitude,'" she explained. "Well, it's not all about attitude."
"We're talking about nuclear diplomacy and I think it's very complicated and requires a tremendous amount of preparation," she continued. "And we know that Kim Jong Un has been in power since 2011 and he's very prepared and I felt our country wasn't as prepared as it could be."
McCain conceded that "you can't undersell how historic" the meeting was, adding that it was something she "never thought I would see in my lifetime, whatsoever." But she also called out Trump for commenting on the real estate potential in the area. "People are being starved and tortured and raped and killed by machine gun and being eaten by wild dogs," she said. "You don't even have internet access, how are you going to have beachfront property?"
Sara Haines added that there could have been a "more measured" approach to the summit, which she said "went a little too far with the symbolism."
Whoopi Goldberg brought the discussion home by laughing at the faux trailer the White House made about the meeting, saying it "was a little bit much" through chuckles. Watch the full conversation below.