“The View” co-hosts Meghan McCain and Joy Behar squared off after Behar asserted that President Donald Trump was using possible Syrian action to distract from the raid of the offices of his lawyer, Michael Cohen.
The two women alternated snapping at one another during Tuesday’s “Hot Topics” segment when Behar made her comments about Cohen and Syria.
What are the details of their exchange?
Co-hosts on “The View” began discussing the Syrian conundrum determining what course of action should be taken to assist in the ravaged country after this weekend’s heinous chemical attack that reportedly killed at dozens.
“You know I’m a little suspicious of the timing, I have to say, of going into Syria right now,” Behar said, pointing to the FBI raid on Cohen’s offices.
“We know that Obama is being accused of setting a red line and not doing anything in Syria, after the gas attack last time,” Behar said.
McCain incredulously fired back, “He’s not being ‘accused.’ That’s a fact.”
Behar, however, wouldn’t be deterred.
“Yeah, OK,” she answered. “Trump has had this whole year to do something. Why now?”
McCain broke in and responded that she believes Trump is attempting to intervene and assist because of the weekend’s recent chemical explosion.
“I’m not manifesting something that doesn’t exist in Syria,” McCain added.
Behar answered and said that what she’s interested in is “the fact that Michael Cohen is about to be indicted.”
“If he wants to do a wag the dog in Syria, let us be careful of the timing of this is all I’m saying,” Behar warned.
McCain, clearly irritated by Behar’s own apparent attempt to distract from Syria and focus on the Cohen raid, fired back, “There’s a huge fracture in our country and I understand we are a war-weary nation, but I do think when we are talking about genocide.”
“And I do take umbrage at the idea that now that it’s something different, that it somehow would be politically motivated,” she added.