According to a report in the Daily Mail, with the departure of Meghan McCain from “The View,” ABC is scrambling to find another right-leaning co-host and may be considering an even more extreme replacement. Is.
The names of controversial media figures include Kimberly Guilfoyle, Megyn Kelly and Candace Owens, an “insider” ABC source said. told the daily mail.
“It’s the chaos behind the scenes in ‘The View’,” the insider said. Joy Behar is “openly lamenting” the passing of her regular on-air foe McCain.
The insider added, “Joey has only felt they can have someone more authority on the political spectrum than Meghan, who won’t give her shit.”
Guest host Ana Navarro is vying for a permanent seat on the morning talk show, but insiders claim she won’t get the job because she was a vehement Trump critic, and the show is eager to attract a co-host who has Backed the former president, the insider said.
“We need to hire Trump Republicans to reach an audience available at home,” the insider said.
Critics of “The View” would be justified in wondering whether ABC wants someone to repeat the drama that McCain regularly provokes with the occasional off-the-rails spat with his liberal counterparts, especially Behar and With Whoopi Goldberg.
McCain, who regularly upset many people by naming her late father, US Sen. John McCain, announced she was leaving “The View” later this month. She said that she was leaving for family reasons.
The insider said that Guilfoyle’s name is in the mix to replace McCain because ABC tried to recruit her for “The View” several times while she was on Fox News.
The insider, said Gavin Newsom, the ex-wife of California Gov. and former San Francisco deputy district attorney, “would be great because she would literally prosecute the other members of the panel every day of the week.”
“The View” also garnered some of its highest ratings, the insider said, when Gilfoyle and her boyfriend, Donald Trump Jr., walked off the show in 2019.
Trump Jr. got into a sparring match with Behr after challenging her confession that she once dressed as a black woman for Halloween, wearing blackface. Whoopi Goldberg also reportedly warned viewers during a commercial break as she booed Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle.
The couple prominently campaigned for Donald Trump in the 2020 election and are prime proponents of the former president’s MAGA-world view. Gilfoy has been called “the mega-world’s Eva Peron” after shouting out her speech supporting Trump at the Republican National Convention.
The insider, however, did not say whether Guilfoyle’s Trump support might be too high, even for ratings-hungry “The View.” Notably, Gilfoy spoke at a rally before the January 6 uprising, urging attendees to “fight” to reverse the election results.
Guilfoyle can be a problematic fare in other ways. She has been the subject of reports in The New Yorker, Politico and a new book on how she spoke or acted in sexually suggestive ways while campaigning for Trump and working at Fox News. Senior Trump campaign officials told Politco that Gilfoyle was “an HR nightmare,” while the New Yorker reported that Fox News paid up to $4 million to a former Guilfoyle aide to avoid trial over sexual assault allegations. Did.
Yet another issue is that Gilfoy currently has a job as a top campaign adviser for the scandal-ridden former Missouri government. Eric Grettens, who is running for the US Senate, reported recently in a Politico Playbook column.
Meanwhile, Kelly was named because she is also a former Fox News star who now starts the drama with her comments on social media. The insider noted that Kelly recently announced a deal with Sirius XM to host a daily talk show, which could prevent her from appearing on “The View.”
Another issue with Kelly is that she’s known for hosting her own show, with some observers saying she’d probably prefer to be the only star.
The pros and cons of Owens joining the show were not discussed in the Daily Mail report. The author and political commentator is certainly a Trump supporter, but, like Gilfoy, she may be too extreme for “The View.”
Owens is known for spreading misinformation and inciting partisan rancor, The New York Times reported last year. He has spoken controversially about Adolf Hitler and nationalism, blasted Black Lives Matters, called George Floyd “a terrible man”, downplayed the COVID-19 pandemic and called on his followers to violate the stay. His Twitter account was suspended last year after encouraging him. domestic order.