When Meghan McCain returned to The view from maternity leave in early 2021, her co-host openly admitted: “I did not miss you. Zero.” These feelings do not seem to have changed now that McCain has been away from the show for several months.
On Friday, The view welcomed back to another former Conservative co-host, Abby Huntsman, who also happens to be close friends with McCain. Almost immediately, Behar asked her, “Did you miss us? And how does it feel to be back here?”
Huntsman, who left the show in 2020 to work on his father’s failed attempt to become Utah’s governor, joked, “I miss getting sweet things from you, Joy, during the commercial breaks.”
She got more serious and continued, “It’s fun to be back and I miss the show so much.” Huntsman went on to say that “the problem with media today is that it’s so black and white,” while she considers herself a “very nuanced person.”
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“My politics are nuanced, and my journey on this show was not one extreme or the other,” she said. “There were some hard days, and there were leaders here at the time and people here at the time who made too many of my days too difficult. And they’re all gone now.”
“Well, I miss some of them,” Behar replied. “I miss some of them. I mean, I do not miss – the panel is perfect now.”
The retort, which can really only be taken as a shot at her frequent sparring partner McCain, provoked a hearty laugh from the rest of the co-hosts. Huntsman himself smiled and said, “I missed you, Joy.”
Last month, Huntsman opened up about why she really left the show. “I’m never going to write an all-encompassing book,” she said in a podcast interview, which in itself could be seen as an excavation by McCain, who published his own ugly memoir this fall.
Huntsman exclaimed the “responsible leaders” for worrying only about “money” and tabloids, “Huntsman added,” You would see people acting in ways that were not OK, which were largely part of the toxic environment in The view, and here we went in the air and criticized others for toxic culture. “
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