Producers scolded "The View's" Meghan McCain after she called former Trump Organization attorney Michael Cohen a "jackass."
What are the details?
During Friday's show, co-host Abby Huntsman said that Cohen's upcoming congressional testimony — which is set for Feb. 7 — will probably drive social media "wild" and mused as to why Trump opponents are now hailing Cohen as a hero.
In August, Cohen plead guilty to several charges in connection with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Cohen will likely spend at least three years in prison as a result of the charges, some of which include tax fraud.
"Let's not forget who Michael Cohen is," Huntsman said during the show. "A year ago, people hated this guy. He was the 'fixer' for the Trump family for over a decade. He once said he would take a bullet for Trump."
Huntsman went on to note that Cohen's testimony likely wouldn't even be all that earth-shattering, and suggested that it wouldn't be credible anyway.
McCain agreed and went on to call the former Trump lawyer a "jackass."
"We'll probably get some information," McCain responded. "Will it be the damning 'Trump is impeached' moment? Probably not. I honestly think Michael Cohen was a jackass from day one, and I continue to think he's a jackass."
"I don't know what he could probably say to change that," she added.
Guest co-host Ana Navarro chimed in and said, "Here's the thing, though: He's Donald Trump's jackass. He was Donald Trump's jackass for over a decade."
At this moment, McCain interjected and said that a producer advised her that she could not call Cohen a "jackass."
"Sorry, apparently you're not allowed to say that, Ana," McCain said. "I just got it in my earpiece. Sorry. Sorry I can't say that, but the audience is in agreement with us. That guy seems shady."
Clearly irritated by the producer's direction, McCain added, "I'm sorry — don't censor us on what we're allowed to say about a guy like Michael Cohen who's about to rot in jail."
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