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The View latest – Fans slam Meghan McCain on Twitter for leaving the show claiming she was 'fired and deserved to be'

MEGHAN McCain has announced her resignation from The View today, leaving fans wondering why.

The host will give up her four-season stint on the daytime talk show at the end of July.

The 36-year-old still had two years remaining on her contract.

A source told the Daily Mail that "Meghan will announce her resignation on Thursday's show."

According to the source, McCain's co-hosts, including Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar, "are not yet aware that Meghan has resigned."

Some on Twitter claimed the controversial conservative was "fired" from the show and will blame "cancel culture" for her departure.

Read our Meghan McCain live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • Katie Balevic

    MEGHAN ADDED A REPUBLICAN PRESENCE TO THE VIEW

    Meghan joined the cast of The View in October of 2017 and has been on the air for a total of four seasons.

    The TV personality has been a leading Republican stance in the media over the last few years, following in the footsteps of her father, the late Senator John McCain.

  • Katie Balevic

    MEGHAN 'DOESN'T NEED' THE VIEW ANYMORE

    According to Page Six, ABC begged McCain to stay at the show, but a source told them that she said "No, I'm done! I'm not staying anymore."

    "They even offered a contributor role on ABC News, which she turned down," the source added. "She's just had enough. She doesn’t need it anymore — she really doesn’t need it."

  • Katie Balevic

    MEGHAN CLASHED WITH CO-HOSTS

    Meghan has clashed over the years with the rest of the panelCredit: Getty
  • Katie Balevic

    MEGHAN 'RIPPED OFF BANDAID' ON DEPARTURE

    McCain made the announcement at the beginning of Thursday morning's show, telling viewers "I'm just going to rip the bandaid off."

    "This was not an easy decision, it took a lot of thought and counsel and prayer and talking to my family," she said.

    McCain called her co-stars – Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Sara Haines – the "four most talented women on television" and the "best in the business."

    However, while concluding her announcement, she took a swipe at the renowned fights that McCain had with the hosts.

    "If you guys want to fight a little bit more, we've got four more weeks," she quipped.

  • Katie Balevic

    'HEIDI WOULD BE AMAZING' FANS SAY

    Spencer's followers agreed with his nomination.

    "Are you guys red voters? That was Megan's whole draw: the red in a sea of blue," added one person.

    Another follower added: "Love Heidi. Get her her own chat show."

    "Heidi would be amazing! I would actually watch it too lol," agreed a third fan.

  • Katie Balevic

    HEIDI NOMINATED HOURS AFTER MEGHAN ANNOUNCED DEPARTURE

    Meghan, 36, will give up her four-season stint on the daytime talk show at the end of July, despite reportedly having two years left on her contract.

    Just hours after she revealed she would be leaving The View, Spencer, 37, tweeted that he nominated his wife Heidi for the role.

    He wrote: "I nominate @heidimontag to replace her but please bring the show to LA."

    Several of Spencer's followers agreed with his nomination and commented underneath.

  • Katie Balevic

    SPENCER NOMINATES WIFE HEIDI TO REPLACE MEGHAN

    Spencer nominated his wife Heidi to replace Meghan on the talk showCredit: PA:Press Association
  • Katie Balevic

    HEIDI MONTAG NOMINATED TO STEP IN

    The Hill's Spencer Pratt nominated his wife Heidi Montag to step in and replace The View’s Meghan McCain after it was revealed she had quit the show.

    The conservative panelist quit live on-air after saying she's "done" with her co-star clashes, and joked they have "four weeks of fighting left."

  • Julia Fields

    FANS WONDER WHY MEGHAN IS LEAVING

  • Julia Fields

    PAST CONFLICTS WITH ABC

    However, McCain had also previously mulled leaving the daytime talk show.

    CNN reported in 2019 that McCain felt dejected and sabotaged by her colleagues at ABC and was seriously contemplating leaving the show.

    One source, who was a friend of McCain's, told CNN that McCain didn't "think it's worth it anymore."

    A senior ABC employee, who also spoke to the outlet at the time, claimed McCain was "miserable" at the network.

  • Julia Fields

    WHY IS MEGHAN LEAVING THE VIEW?

    One of the driving forces for McCain's departure from The View is to spend time with her husband Ben Domenech and daughter Liberty in Washington DC.

  • Julia Fields

    WHEN IS MEGHAN'S LAST DAY ON THE VIEW?

    Despite having two years left on her contract, McCain will give up her hosting duties on the daytime talk show at the end of the show’s 24th season in July.

    McCain's announcement came at the top of The View's July 1 episode, telling viewers "I'm just going to rip the band-aid off."

    "This was not an easy decision, it took a lot of thought and counsel and prayer and talking to my family," she said.

  • Julia Fields

    WHEN DID MEGHAN JOIN THE VIEW?

    Meghan joined the cast of The View in October of 2017 and has been on the air for a total of four seasons.

    The TV personality has been a leading Republican stance in the media over the last few years, following in the footsteps of her father, the late Senator John McCain.

    Despite her longevity on the show, the politician's daughter has been clashing with her co-hosts of late.

  • Julia Fields

    WHOOPI AND MEGHAN NOT SEEING EYE TO EYE

    Last month, Whoopi Goldberg slammed Meghan for saying President Biden "embarrassed himself" while meeting Russia's Vladimir Putin.

    The two ladies got into a heated debate after the Arizona native claimed Biden's turning down of a CNN reporter's question was "100 percent Trumpy."

    "The thing that I never saw Trump do was apologize to anybody," Whoopi shot back, leading Meghan to interrupt: "With all due respect, I don't care if he's apologizing, he just embarrassed him."

    "I don't care if you don't care, just hear what I'm saying," Whoopi complained while Meghan interjected: "I don't care if you don't care that I don't care."

    "Well then good Meghan," the 65-year-old replied, adding: "Then you can be how you always are."

    "You'll be how you always are," Meghan finished.

  • Julia Fields

    ABC 'BEGGED' MEGHAN TO STAY ON THE SHOW

    However, according to Page Six, ABC begged McCain to stay at the show, but a source told them that she said "No, I'm done! I'm not staying anymore."

    "They even offered a contributor role on ABC News, which she turned down," the source added. "She's just had enough. She doesn’t need it anymore — she really doesn’t need it."

  • Julia Fields

    PAST CONTROVERSIES

    McCain's resignation comes after:

    • She slammed Olympian Gwen Perry for portraying US as "irredeemable cr**hole"
    • She slammed that Biden’s abortion stance is "doing grave harm to US"
    • McCain was ripped by Whoopi Goldberg for saying Biden "embarrassed himself"
    • She called Vice President Kamala Harris a "moron"

    SENATOR CELEBRATES MEGHAN

    'ETERNALLY GRATEFUL'

    'QUITE WONDERFUL TO SIT ACROSS FROM YOU'

    After Meghan announced her resignation on The View today, Whoopi Goldberg, who often butts heads with Meghan, told the broadcaster that "it was quite wonderful to sit across from [her]" for the past four seasons.

    FOUR MORE WEEKS TO FIGHT

    During her monologue at the beginning of the show, Meghan announced she would be leaving The View at the end of July.

    She joked with her co-hosts saying "If you guys wanna fight a bit more, we still have four more weeks."

    DAD 'ENCOURAGED' MEGHAN TO JOIN THE VIEW

    On The View today, Meghan shared that her father, John McCain, was one of the driving forces for her to join The View.

    She revealed that this was one of the last things he enouraged her to do before he died in 2018.

    • Julia Fields

      MEGHAN WILL FINISH ON THE VIEW AT THE END OF JULY

      "We have tried to keep her, but she is adamant that now is the right time for her to leave," the source said.

      "She will finish at the end of July 2021."

      Meghan joined the cast of The View in October of 2017, and has stayed for a total of four seasons.

      The TV personality has been a leading Republican stance in the media over the last few years, following in the footsteps of her father, the late Senator John McCain.

      Despite her longevity on the show, the politician's daughter has been clashing with her co-hosts of late.

    • Julia Fields

      'THE MOST TALENTED WOMEN ON ALL OF TELEVISION'

      During her resignation from The View today, Meghan takes a moment to praise her co-hosts by calling them "the most talented women on all of television."

    • Julia Fields

      MEGHAN LEAVING TO RAISE FAMILY IN DC

      One of the driving forces for Meghan to quit The View is to spend time with her husband Ben and daughter Liberty in Washington DC.

    • Julia Fields

      'NOT AN EASY DECISION'

      During her announcement on The View, Meghan shared that "this was not an easy decision. It took a lot of tought and counsel and prayer."

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