'The View' Star Meghan McCain Got Emotional Discussing "Regret" on Thursday's Show

The co-host gave a heartfelt speech about a previous comment she made about Hillary Clinton.

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In light of the news that , The View's Meghan McCain took some time to reflect.

On Thursday's episode, Whoopi Goldberg opened up a discussion about the intercepted packages intended for former Vice President Joe Biden and actor Robert DeNiro. She also touched upon President Trump's claim that .

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After Sunny Hostin and Whoopi weighed in, Meghan jumped in to share her thoughts and brought up a comment she had previously made about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, .

I really try every day, I really try to come into work thinking about what rhetoric I’m going to put out in the world and what my father would’ve done if he was still here. Last year on this show I said, ‘I hate Hillary Clinton’ and I called her 'Crooked Hillary,' and it is one of the things I regret doing. This is not saying I agree with her. I have many vast differences of opinion on philosophy and ideology, and I didn’t think she was a great candidate. But ‘hate’ is not a word that should be coming out of my mouth on television about someone of a different political persuasion.

Meghan continued to say that she needs to hold herself to the same standard that she wants to hold President Trump to – even though she "gave up" on his ability to hold this standard "a long time ago." She also said she "implores everyone else in media" to own up to their mistakes.

“I need to hold myself to the same standard that I would like to hold the president.”
Meghan McCain shares how she regrets a comment made on she says contributed to polarization: “I can’t give into hate, it’s too great a burden to bear — I have to stick with love.”

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She went on: "I'm not going to tell you I'm always going to succeed, but I do regret doing that. 'Cause I thought, 'What have I done to contribute to the polarization in this country?' And that is one thing that I can own that I did."

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Meghan's powerful speech resonated with Sunny, who proceeded to tell her that it takes a "big person" and one "of great character" to say what she did.

Besides Sunny, people online on both sides of the aisle seemed moved by Meghan's words. "Good for you, Megan. Thank you for trying to end the divisiveness in this country. Your dad would be proud," . "From across the aisle, I respect you so much," said another.

Actress Lena Dunham also had kind words to say about Meghan.

A real woman knows how to say “sorry, I was wrong.” You’re a true 👑

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham)

Meghan's comments come after she said she has been doing lots of "soul-searching" after the death of her father, Senator John McCain in August 2018.

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