In the middle of discussing the pipe bombs that were sent in the mail to several prominent Democrats this week on Thursday’s the View, co-host Meghan McCain had a come to Jesus moment and apologized for what she said about Hillary Clinton months ago on the show.
After the hosts complained President Trump hadn’t said enough to unify the country, an emotional McCain took it upon herself to apologize for “contributing to the polarization of the country” which apparently is the reason why someone sent pipe bombs to these prominent Democrats and liberals:
I've been doing so much soul searching in my life in so many different ways right now. I talked to my producers beforehand and I wanted to bring this up that, I really try every day, I really try to come into work thinking about what rhetoric I'm going to put out into the world and what my father would have done if he was still here.
Last year on this show I said I hate Hillary Clinton and I called her crooked Hillary and it's one of the things I regret doing because I contributed on television.
This is not saying that I agree with her. I have many vast differences of opinion on philosophy and ideology and I didn't think she was a great candidate, but hate is not a word that should be coming out of my mouth on television about someone of a different political persuasion.
I need to hold myself to the same standard that I would like to hold the president, and I implore everyone else in media because I think we should cop to our mistakes, and I'm damn sure going to continue doing what my father did, I may not always going to tell you that I’m going to succeed but I do regret doing that because I thought, what have I done to contribute to the polarization in this country and that is one thing that I can own that I did and I regret.
Her co-host Sunny Hostin applauded McCain for making that admission, while making a dig at President Trump.
“It takes a big person to say what you just said. [applause] It does. It takes a person of great character to do that. I unfortunately don't know if this president has that kind of character,” she sighed.