Meghan McCain sat down for a virtual chat with Andy Cohen on Wednesday and she was asked about Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s earlier comments on the coronavirus.
Hasselbeck, who used to co-host The View, made an appearance on the show back on March 11. At that time, there were just about 1,000 coronavirus cases in the United States. She was asked about the social distancing guidelines to which she began a conversation about differentiating between “precaution” and “panic” and then she talked about praying that the virus was “extinguished.”
“I think there can be a fine line between what is precaution, what is taking precaution, and what is panic. Yes, we’re going to take precautions, we’re going to Purell, pray that God’s got us in our tomorrows. We pray that this coronavirus is extinguished, that it stops in its tracks,” Hasselbeck said.
After Hasselbeck’s comments, McCain made a face, indicating her disappoval. Cohen didn’t let his show go by without asking McCain her feelings on the matter. Unsurprisingly, McCain didn’t hold back.
“Somebody actually sent me a screenshot of my face when she said that. I took this virus seriously from the very beginning and I thought a lot of this rhetoric was really dangerous. I think it’s really, really unfortunate and dangerous that she said that,” McCain told Cohen. “I don’t need to co-host with her again, and it’s unfortunate, because I’ve been a huge fan for a long time. Anybody who is screwing around with this virus and putting out misinformation, I don’t really have a lot of time for right now,” she added.
You can watch the clip below.
Hasselbeck left The View in 2013. McCain became a co-host in 2017. While Hasselbeck and McCain are both known for their conservative views, the two women apparently don’t see eye-to-eye on this particular issue.