“We love John McCain. We do,” Whoopi Goldberg said. “He sat down for an interview with Esquire and he would like Hillary Clinton to hush because he says he felt it was a mistake for her to write a book so soon after she lost and that he learned after his loss that the hardest thing to do is just shut up.”
“With all due respect to your father and to whom I like very much, I think he’s wrong,” Joy Behar responded. “I think a woman’s place is in the resistance. The woman won the election.”
“But she did win and I won’t give that up,” Behar interjected. Co-host Meghan McCain clearly had heard enough and put her liberal co-host in her place about how America elects its presidents.
“She didn’t win,” McCain responded.
“She did win,” Behar insisted.
“But we don’t elect presidents of America on the popular vote,” McCain responded. “Does that make you feel good at night like when you’re so angry about [President Donald] Trump? Does that make you feel better? Because if I were you it would not make me feel better.”
“No, it doesn’t,” Behar answered.
“The electoral college you live and die by and I will say losing the presidency is a unique experience,” McCain shared.
“I know my civics Meghan,” Behar quipped.
“Because you’ve experienced losing running for president… you know what it feels like on election night, Joy?” McCain answered. “And I’ve been there on election nights for other candidates who haven’t won and it’s deeply sad. On election night we prayed and my father told me to buck up. And we as a family recognized President Barack Obama as the phenomenon that he was. And whether or not you like it, President Trump is a populist phenomenon in a completely different way and I think if I were you and I’m part of the resistance, I would look forward to new leadership.”