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Meghan McCain hauls off and calls 'The View' co-host Joy Behar a 'b****' during heated exchange over Trump campaign

Fighting words

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"The View" co-hosts Meghan McCain and Joy Behar faced off in a shouting match on Wednesday during a discussion about President Donald Trump's reelection campaign.

During a heated exchange, McCain called Behar a "b****," though she later explained that it was all tongue-in-cheek.

What are the details?

The co-hosts began discussing Trump's campaign kickoff Tuesday night in Orlando, Florida, when it all began.

McCain observed that the Amway Center in Orlando — where the rally was held — was "completely packed."

Behar responded by joking that many of those people in attendance had been "bussed in," but McCain insisted that she had her facts straight, and pointed out that people lined up for "40 hours" ahead of the rally to ensure a seat inside the arena.

The co-hosts also touched upon the appearance of Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) at the rally.

McCain insisted that it wasn't fair to belittle Trump's regular supporters, and said that some people still support the president because "they hate the same things he hates."

Behar spat, "Like who? Black people, you mean, and immigrants?"

McCain, clearly finished with being goaded over her defense of Republicans, shot back, "Do you know what, Joy? I come here every day open-minded, just trying to explain it. And it's not a fun job for me. I know you're angry. I get that you're angry that Trump is president, like a lot of people are. But I don't think yelling at me is going to fix the problem, OK?"

The crowd erupted in applause, which apparently seemed to embolden McCain.

"Being the sacrificial Republican every day ... don't feel bad for me, b****," she added.

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg took the show to break, and when the programming resumed, the women seemed to have calmed down a bit.

What happened next?

McCain joked that she and Behar call each other "b*****s" all the time.

"I wrote a book called 'America, You Sexy B****.' I love the word 'b****." Joy and I call each other 'b****' all the time, we text each other 'b****,' I know you're comfortable with it, she knows I'm comfortable with it ... and I enjoy fighting with you," she told Behar.

Behar responded by admitting that she isn't offended by McCain's usage of the word.

Goldberg chimed in, "Sometimes we get spirited."

McCain concluded, "I just want everyone to stop being so precious about our relationship — it's almost 2020, and women can debate on TV in a spirited way without it being personal. And I know this is a big shock, but we get along backstage."

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