Radio host Howard Stern appeared on Thursday’s airing of “The View” and defended co-host Meghan McCain, who is often stifled by her liberal co-hosts.
Stern, who was on the show to promote his new book, “Howard Stern Comes Again,” confronted co-host Joy Behar specifically for her treatment of McCain.
The radio host, who last appeared on “The View” in 2012, joked about the changes to the panel’s lineup and how long it had been since he appeared on the show.
While exchanging pleasantries with the cast, Stern went on to offer his condolences to McCain, who lost her father, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), in August.
“Your father, I got to meet him a couple years ago,” Stern said. “And I got to thank him for his service and how much he meant to me and how much he gave to this country. I’m really excited to be here with you and I offer my condolences.”
Later during the segment, Stern took the opportunity to go after McCain’s co-hosts for the way they sometimes treat her.
McCain prompted his remarks by asking if he’d ever vote for a Republican.
Stern, who said he had in the past, said would do so again.
“Yes, and listen I feel bad for you — I see you getting yelled at all the time!” Stern said.
Turning to Behar, Stern demanded, “Give the woman a chance, for God’s sake! You’re chasing her out, she’s in tears, it’s crazy!”
Laughing, McCain responded, “Yeah, be nice, listen to Howard!”
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