When Meghan McCain returned to The View from maternity go away originally of 2021, her co-host openly admitted on-air: “I didn’t miss you. Zero.” These emotions don’t appear to have modified now that McCain has been off the show for several months.
On Friday, The View welcomed again one other former conservative co-host, Abby Huntsman, who additionally occurs to be close friends with McCain. Nearly instantly, Behar requested her: “Did you miss us? And the way does it really feel to be again right here?”
Huntsman, who left the show in 2020 to work on her father’s failed bid to turn into Utah’s governor, joked, “I miss getting candy nothings from you, Pleasure, within the business breaks.”
Turning extra severe, she continued: “It’s enjoyable to be again and I do miss a lot of the present.” Huntsman went on to say that “the issue with media in the present day is it’s so black and white” whereas she considers herself a “very nuanced particular person.”
“My politics are nuanced and my journey on this present wasn’t one excessive or the opposite,” she mentioned. “There have been some powerful days and there have been executives right here on the time and other people right here on the time that made too a lot of my days too troublesome. And all of them are gone now.”
“Effectively, I miss a few of them,” Behar replied. “I do miss a few of them. I imply, I don’t miss—the panel is ideal now.”
That line, which might actually solely be taken as a shot at her frequent sparring partner McCain, drew a hearty chortle from the remainder of the co-hosts. Huntsman herself smiled and mentioned, “I did miss you, Pleasure.”
Final month, Huntsman opened up about why she actually left the present. “I’m by no means going to put in writing a tell-all e-book,” she mentioned in a podcast interview, which itself may very well be seen as a dig at McCain, who put out her personal dishy memoir this fall.
Calling out the “executives in cost” for less than caring about “cash” and tabloids,” Huntsman added, “You’d see individuals act in ways in which weren’t OK, that was very a lot a part of the poisonous atmosphere of The View, and right here we had been happening the air criticizing others for poisonous tradition.”