Meghan McCain Apologizes For Spreading Trump’s ‘Racist Rhetoric’ In opposition to Asians

Meghan McCain has apologized for her position in spreading anti-Asian sentiment on “The View” after being known as out for hypocrisy on John Oliver’s “Final Week Tonight.”

“I condemn the reprehensible violence and vitriol that has been focused in direction of the Asian-American group,” McCain tweeted Monday. “There isn’t any doubt Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric fueled many of those assaults and I apologize for any previous feedback that aided that agenda.”

McCain was not on Monday’s episode of “The View,” Deadline reported.

On Sunday night time, Oliver devoted a section of his HBO present to America’s ingrained hatred and violence towards Asian Individuals within the wake of final week’s therapeutic massage spa shootings in Atlanta that killed eight individuals, six of them Asian ladies.

Throughout this section, Oliver identified that McCain had printed posts on Instagram and Twitter final week that merely learn “Cease Asian Hate” and captioned it with a string of damaged coronary heart emojis.

“A fantastic sentiment to throw up on Twitter after the actual fact,” Oliver mentioned after slamming the TV character for previous feedback she made on her daytime discuss present that helped gas the issue (which you’ll watch beginning on the 3:35 mark within the video beneath).

“Final Week Tonight” additionally performed a March 2020 clip from “The View” by which McCain was dismissive towards individuals who condemned then-President Donald Trump’s racist nicknames for the coronavirus, just like the “China virus.” The argument was that the racially charged monikers would snowball into violence in opposition to Asians, which McCain shrugged off as liberal “P.C.-labeling.”

“I don’t have an issue with individuals calling it no matter they need,” she mentioned within the clip. “It’s a lethal virus that did originate in Wuhan.”

In an extended video of her 2020 remarks (above), McCain added:

“I don’t have an issue with it, and I believe China, had they acted straight away and we had extra entry to data, possibly it wouldn’t have gotten to the place that it’s.” McCain mentioned she was pointing fingers at China however was not a “proponent” of racial profiling. 

“Oh, good! Meghan McCain doesn’t have an issue with it,” Oliver mentioned on his present Sunday after enjoying the 2020 clip. “Pay attention to not the scores of Asian Individuals telling everybody that the time period is harmful and offensive. As an alternative, collect round and take the phrase of a rich white lady who’s dressed like she’s about to put off 47 individuals over Zoom.” 

To listen to all of Oliver’s feedback, try the video above.

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