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Meghan McCain had eyes rolling on Monday when the “View” co-host likened her experience on the show to Meghan Markle’s experience with the British royal family.
After Markle said in Sunday night’s blockbuster interview with Oprah Winfrey that she felt victimized by the press during her time in the UK, McCain said, “In no way, am I comparing any of my life experiences to Meghan Markle … but, I do know what it’s like to be on a TV show or a political campaign where people are leaking stories about you with the sole intention to make you look bad, and let me tell you, it would do a number on your mental health like you wouldn’t believe. It will make you feel isolated. It will make you feel paranoid.”
But insiders mocked the comparison and told Page Six that McCain’s behavior at the show is what keeps her in the news.
“The only thing they have in common is their name … If the staff and producers liked you, those stories wouldn’t be getting out,” said one insider. “You don’t see them getting out about anyone else. No one’s running around talking about Whoopi. It’s shocking how [McCain] behaves. If she doesn’t want things leaked, don’t do things to get leaked.”
Another insider told us McCain, the 36-year-old daughter of the late Sen. John McCain and Cindy McCain, was conscious about not comparing herself to Markle, 39.
“She wasn’t saying their experiences were the same or on the same level. In fact, it’s not. Her point was that she can relate to negative things being leaked to the press and how that can take a toll on mental health,” the insider said.
A spokesperson for the show said McCain “is a valued member of the team who brings her vast knowledge and experience to the panel. She, along with the other co-hosts, staff and crew, are dedicated professionals who take great pride in the work they do together to bring the show to viewers each day.”
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