‘I said ‘How do I act Republican?’ Then they figured out how to get a Republican…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Actress Jenny McCarthy said producers of “The View” asked her to “act Republican” while she co-hosted the show several years ago.
McCarthy said Barbara Walters, the show’s executive producer, wanted to fake her political views to give the show — known for its distinct liberal bias — a new angle.
“When I was on there, it was really hilarious, because they initially had me come on to be the pop culture girl because they wanted to change it. And then Barbara didn’t know who anybody was pop culture wise, and then they came in my dressing room and said, ‘Can you just act Republican so we can have another point of view?’” McCarthy told Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live.”
“And I said ‘How do I act Republican?’ Then they figured out how to get a Republican,” she said.
“The View” later added Meghan McCain, the late Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) daughter, to the line-up as one of the show’s two conservative voices.
“I love her on ‘The View,’” McCarthy said of McCain.
Along with her fellow RINO scion Abby Huntsman, McCain occasionally challenged the extremist liberal dogma of the other hosts, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar.
But recently, McCain’s presence on the show has sparked criticism from members of the GOP for her criticism of the party and President Donald Trump.
After her father’s funeral, McCain returned to the show to heap praise on Democrats like former Vice President Joe Biden.
“None of us agree at this table on very much when it comes to politics and the world, but we are all sisters here,” McCain said. “This is what America should be. We can never surrender to what is happening in the country right now—I understand how divided and how scared a lot of people are and that it looks like the fabric of democracy is fraying.”