Meghan McCain has no plans to inject herself with disinfectant, but she understands why the idea is appealing to some, including President Trump. On Tuesday morning, The View co-host explained that she’s “so desperate” to return to normal life that she would consider taking unproven drugs like hydroxychloroquine to avoid contracting the novel coronavirus. “I would do a lot of things to get outside my home,” said McCain.
This morning, The View opened its show with the biggest news story of the day: Trump’s claim that he’s been taking hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug, for the past few weeks to ward off COVID-19. A lot of good things have come out on the hydroxy,” the president said on Monday night. “I’m taking hydroxychloroquine. I’ve been taking it. I hope to not be able to take it soon. But I think people should be allowed to.”
Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, and Joy Behar agreed that the president should probably not be taking hydroxychloroquine due to its negative side effects, but McCain felt differently. “I’m a capable woman, but there was a moment in my brain where I was like, ‘Is it working? Is hydro[chloroquine], is it working?’” said the conservative co-host.
McCain added that she’s going stir crazy inside of her home, and the thought of spending the summer inside isn’t helping matters. “I would inject something — I mean, I’m pregnant, so I probably wouldn’t — but if I weren’t…” she trailed off. “If someone said, ‘Hey Meghan, you can have this drug and you’re gonna lose all your hair, but you get to go outside and see your friends and go swimming and go exercise and all these things,’ I might do it!”
Her co-hosts stifled laughs as McCain awkwardly explained her thought process. “Stop laughing, Joy! You know it’s true,” she said, calling out Behar. “We’re going on three months of quarantine now, and we’re going on six months more!”
“I know I sound crazy!” she admitted, her monologue coming to a close. “But he’s still the president. And if I had a moment where I was like, ‘Wait, is that working?’, then a lot of other people are as well. That’s the point I’m trying to make.”
Watch Meghan McCain half-joke about hydroxychloroquine in the clip below.
Meghan McCain really pushed that hydroxychloroquine… But anyone see how when they cut to break she tried to walk it back…#TheView
— Tammi (@TLaTela) May 19, 2020