"We're just going to do a little clean up before we do anything," Goldberg said as the show opened. "Things get heated on this show. If you watch the show you know this has happened over the years. We're really passionate, this is our job. We come in, we talk to each other, sometimes we're not as polite as we could be. That's just the way it is."
"But you're going to be dealing with the same thing when you're sitting around your table with your family and you don't agree or somebody says something and goes off the rails. This is part of what we do. This is not an indication that women can't sit around and talk," she continued. "This is not an indication that we don't know how to deal with each other on camera, this is happening in real time. Stuff happens on this show in real time and everybody, you know, wherever you sit in all this, don't assume that you, that we're over here with butcher knives under the table, you know? It just doesn't work that way."
Goldberg added, "This is our gig. And sometimes it goes off the rails and it does. So if you can say that's never happened to any of y'all…(laughter)…that you've never had this happen…you understand where this is coming from. So just calm down. It's a TV show. We're on together for an hour and we step in poopie. OK? We step in poopie and stuff happens and everybody just calm down."
McCain also stepped in, adding, "Can I say something? Whoopi and I get along great. I love you very much. I've loved you for a long time. You were good friends with my dad. We fight like we're family. It's all good. We're not tearing the set apart. Calm down, all of you. OK? It's all good."
"It's alright, it's alright. YOU know and its always been like this, it's always been like this," Goldberg said. "People have clashed and gone back and forth, you know?"
Whoopi Goldberg and Meghan McCain just had a very tense exchange on The View.
On Monday's episode of the ABC talk show, the co-hosts got into a heated debate while discussing President Donald Trump's impeachment. In one part of the discussion, co-host Sunny Hostin compared Trump's impeachment to the voting in President Bill Clinton's Senate impeachment trial in the late '90s.