“The View’s” Meghan McCain took up the defense of the president, while also laying out the frustrations that neither side of the political spectrum will negotiate over the border wall funding amid the government shutdown.
The ladies on “The View” got into a heated exchange over who is to blame as the partial government shutdown heads into day-20.
McCain threw out a hypothetical idea that the rest of the Trump administration could be spent as the government shutdown, which she then called all of the leaders in Washington, D.C., “garbage” for the non-negotiation going on between newly-elected Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump.
“I know we disagree on things, but part of politics is coming to the table and finding things we agree on, and, for God’s sake, do it because I can’t handle much more of this,” McCain said.
The president met with congressional leaders in hopes of negotiating funds for the border wall while Democrats hoped to end the shutdown without providing funds for the wall, but the meeting didn’t last long.
After the meeting on Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) claimed President Trump threw a “temper tantrum” as he left the meeting hastily, as IJR Blue noted — however, from the president’s viewpoint, he walked out of the meeting after Democrats weren’t budging to negotiate border wall funding.
Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time. I asked what is going to happen in 30 days if I quickly open things up, are you going to approve Border Security which includes a Wall or Steel Barrier? Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2019
“The View” ladies spent time discussing furloughed workers affected by the shutdown. Co-host Abby Huntsman suggested people may not want to work in government roles for the fear of shutdowns and possibilities of losing their jobs.
“If there’s one thing we can agree on, it’s this is a bunch of bull,” McCain said, reiterating her frustration on the shutdown. “I’m over it and I think everyone else is over it.”
McCain and co-host Joy Behar clashed when Behar blamed Trump for the shutdown — McCain swiped back saying it’s not “all Trump’s fault.”
McCain went on to say she wants to “find a place where we can all come together to get our government working because everyone is losing on this.”
“I don’t want posture politics. I don’t want to be like the crappy politicians on this show today. I don’t want to do that. I want us to come together!”
Watch the video below:
TRUMP WALKS OUT OF SHUTDOWN MEETING: The co-hosts discuss yesterday's contentious meeting between Pres. Trump and Democratic leaders to negotiate an end to the government shutdown. https://t.co/f8u2wc159S pic.twitter.com/60uBTPeCVH
— The View (@TheView) January 10, 2019
McCain isn’t far off when she says both sides should come together to negotiate, however, after yesterday’s meeting, there doesn’t seem to be negotiation yet and the president will continue his push for the $5.7 billion in funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
President Trump is visiting the southern border on Thursday where he will meet with two Republican senators and participate in a roundtable discussion with law enforcement personnel, judges, and local mayors, as IJR News reported.