Is ABCs The View strictly about the drama between hosts or a program of successful women discussing today's issues? In the original view of Barbara Walters, the debate among bright women of different generations was the concept.
On a good day (usually when Whoopi Goldberg is at the table) you can have a decent conversation of the point-counterpoint variety. When things get out of the rails, you'll find Joy Behar knocking around Meghan McCain to interrupt segments and / or pouting when Joy tells her to stop.
But McCain hears it not only from others See ] co-hosts. Sometimes, as the Washington Governor Jay Inslee visited, the show's guest on the day will take McCain to work on empty voices.
At these moments The View becomes a big TV. On March 27, when potential 2020 candidate Stacey Abrams fell, it was even better. Abrams had no trouble schooling McCain and Abby Huntsman about today's issues.
McCain was surprised to learn the Mueller report had not been released.
Abrams, who handled Democratic Party Union Statements and recently published a book, has a way of words. When she saw Advocate General Barr's summary of the Mueller report, no one was seen, her answer even cut noise.
"It's like your brother sums up your report card to your parents," she said. Joy made Abrams the benefit of reading the line when she introduced a segment on the Mueller report. Then McCain ran into the castle.
"Every democrat said" Wait for the Mueller report "and now it comes out. And it seems that the Democrats don't like the results, so [they’re] doesn't accept the results of the Mueller report," McCain said. Although McCain tried to interrupt, Abrams had a fix to do.
We do not know the results of the Mueller report. We know the results of the summary of a reading of the report by a partisan that had just been designated by the person who is the subject of the report.
As applause came from the crowd, you could hear Huntsman squeal in protest in the background. But McCain had more to say. "They came out and Mueller said there was no confusion, finally. So you do not agree that there was no cooperation."
"But the Mueller report was not just about conversations," Abrams replied. "It was a pundit summary of a complicated question that preceded the 2016 election. I don't know the answer because I haven't seen the report."
Abrams also shot back at a pair of Huntsman snake points.
Under Abram's appearance, the Huntsman segment started by talking about the Democrats' investigations and dependence on identity policy. "You talk to voters in Georgia. They care about their lives every day," said the huntsman. "What advice do you have for Democrats perhaps missing the connection?"
"I don't think they lack the connection," Abrams said. "And I would like to push back on identity policy narrative. Identity policy means" Yes, I want health care, but I need you to understand why I don't get it. "" She continued:
Don't I get [healthcare] because I live in a rural area where you don't invest in it? Or don't I get because I'm a black woman and mother mortality isn't close to the top of the list (and therefore black women are most likely to die, birth)?
"Identity says simply & # 39; I see you and I see the obstacles to getting the things we all want: health care, financial security, educational opportunities," Abrams continued.
Is any presidential candidate so articulated or thoughtful or as a talented speaker like Abrams? No. Unfortunately, she has not announced that she is even driving.
But when you match her against the young conservative hosts The View is not even close to a fair fight.
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