Meghan McCain insisted she didn’t wish to assault Greta Thunberg on “The View” ― however that didn’t preclude throwing some passive-aggressive shade on the teen local weather activist.
Thunberg’s choice because the Time Person of the Year was a giant subject of debate on Thursday’s present, and co-host McCain had a giant downside with it.
First, she dismissed the glory of the title by noting that earlier winners included Adolf Hitler and Ayatollah Khomeini. Then she argued that the Ukraine scandal whistleblower deserved it extra.
Then got here the true level McCain wished to make: Thunberg’s age retains her from being attacked by moral folks comparable to herself.
“It’s hard for me to talk about Greta Thunberg because she’s 16, and I still don’t believe in attacking underaged people,” McCain griped. “I disagree with her, I think everyone knows how I feel about climate change as religion on the left, but I’m not going to attack a 16-year-old, in the same way I don’t agree with attacking Barron Trump.”
Co-host Joy Behar instantly identified that Donald Trump doesn’t share that concern: The president tweeted that Thunberg wants “anger management” on Thursday. Co-host Sunny Hostin chimed in to say that she didn’t assume Trump’s feedback in regards to the teen have been acceptable.
But McCain nonetheless didn’t again off, including that she didn’t assume Thunberg had “earned” her title. She threw some ultimate passive-aggressive shade on the teen within the type of faux concern.
“I don’t agree with her as a choice, and I also think if you are 16, is this peak for her? What comes next? I mean, this is a high, high bar for her,” she mentioned. “I don’t know how you can possibly live up when you’re 17 and you’re already Time Person of the Year.”
As you may think, McCain’s feedback heated up some Twitter customers.
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