“The View” co-host Meghan McCain complained on Monday that former national security adviser John Bolton cannot be trusted because she didn’t like the title of his upcoming book.
“I think the title of his book is stupid,” McCain said.
Bolton’s book, “In The Room Where It Happened,” makes an apparent reference to a song from the musical “Hamilton,” she said.
“I think Lin-Manuel Miranda should get money for him copying his title,” McCain said. “Look, it seems very interesting that he’s monetizing this so quickly that the moment it leaks, the web page where you can buy his book goes up immediately, on Amazon. His publishers put it up.”
“I don’t know what’s happening here,” she added. “I don’t believe that someone like Ambassador Bolton, who’s a political animal for many, many administrations, automatically wakes up and has a conscience. I’ve said that on the show before. I don’t believe it.”
Co-host Joy Behar fired back at McCain.
“I don’t agree with that,” Behar said. “I think he’s doing it because he’s pissed.”
The new revelations could change the course of the impeachment trial, she added.
“(Sen. Mitt) Romney is now saying that he will go for the witnesses,” Behar said, “and (Sen.) Susan Collins — we can’t trust as far as we could throw her — has said ‘I’ve always said that I was likely to vote to call witnesses, just as I did in the 1999 Clinton trial. The report about John Bolton’s book strengthened the case for witnesses and have prompted a number of conversations among my colleagues.’ You know, it’s not quite there but they seem to be moving in that direction.”
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