In her book, Bad Republican, McCain wrote that working on The View became “toxic” for her, writing (according to Hollywood Life), “As the country got worse under Trump, the treatment from Whoopi, Joy [Behar] and some of the staff grew meaner and less forgiving. It was as if I had become an avatar for everything they hated about the president. It felt like the co-hosts and staff only knew one Republican–me–and took out all their anger on me, even though I didn’t even vote for Trump.”
Goldberg addressed the comments Thursday after leaving the show's set.
She said, “All right, you know, I’m trying to get my leg and hip right. I don’t have time to think about anything but myself.”
“You know, I’ll leave all that [stuff] to the adults,” she continued, regarding if McCain won’t be discussed going forward.
Haines also addressed McCain’s comments, saying that McCain has her own life journey to experience.
“Everyone’s kind of got their own journey and their trip and their experience. I love this place. It’s been very good to me,” she said. “She doesn’t work here anymore though–she’s moved on.”
Haines also said that even though McCain complained of a toxic workplace, she has never experienced that toxicity herself.
Even though Goldberg and Haines won’t address McCain’s complaints, her feelings about a toxic work environment are indirectly backed up by what Raven-Symoné said recently about her time on the show, saying she was “catfished” into joining the show.
“I thought I was going on a show, like Candace [Cameron Bure], where it was pop culture and fun and exciting and I got catfished, and I learned a good lesson.” She also said she was “pitched a completely different direction”–more about “evergreen” topics–rather than politics, which is what happened the more the series focused on the Trump Administration.