Meghan McCain blames 'toxic' hostility for 'The View' exit

Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMeghan McCain calls for CNN to fire Cuomo Abby Huntsman blames 'View' exit on 'unbearable culture' McCain blasts Graham for refuting funeral remark about Kushner, Ivanka Trump MORE in a new audiobook is blaming a "toxic" work environment and overwhelming hostility from co-hosts for her exit from ABC's "The View."

McCain, the lone conservative voice during her stint on the show, said she grew increasingly unhappy with the "toxic, direct and purposeful hostility" on the show, calling out co-hosts Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg, Michele Tafoya debate racial progress on 'The View' Meghan McCain blames 'toxic' hostility for 'The View' exit 'Shark Tank' investor Barbara Corcoran apologizes for comments about Whoopi Goldberg on 'The View' MORE and Joy BeharJosephine (Joy) Victoria BeharWhoopi Goldberg, Michele Tafoya debate racial progress on 'The View' Meghan McCain blames 'toxic' hostility for 'The View' exit Caitlyn Jenner says she would run again, calls on GOP to be 'more inclusive' MORE by name in a new audiobook titled "Bad Republican."  

Portions of McCain's forthcoming audio memoir were first obtained by Fox News media correspondent Howard Kurtz. 

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Behar and Goldberg "grew meaner and less forgiving" as former President TrumpDonald TrumpMan sentenced to nearly four years for running scam Trump, Biden PACs Meadows says Trump's blood oxygen level was dangerously low when he had COVID-19 Trump endorses David Perdue in Georgia's governor race MORE's time in the White House went on, McCain reportedly writes, saying she felt her colleagues on the show began to see her "as if I had become an avatar for everything they hated about the president."

Goldberg specifically, McCain said, displayed "open disdain" for her.

"Once she turns on you, it can create unfathomable tension at the table," McCain writes. 

McCain, the daughter of the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainDole to lie in state in Capitol Rotunda Bob Dole: A great leader of the 'Greatest Generation' The bully who pulls the levers of Trump's mind never learns MORE (R-Ariz.) also references a January argument between she and Behar over which political party is in a stronger position heading into the year. 

"You missed my so much, Joy. You missed me so much when I was on maternity leave," McCain, who had just returned from maternity leave, said during the spat. "You missed me so much — you missed fighting with me." 

"I did not," Behar replied. "I did not miss you. Zero." 

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McCain, in her book, says she "felt like" she'd "been slapped" following the segment and broke out into "uncontrollable sobbing" during a commercial break over Behar's remark, which she called "nasty." 

When contacted by The Hill on Tuesday about McCain's complaints, ABC responded, saying The View, "has been a platform on air and behind the scenes for strong women," for 25 years.

"Live television and different perspectives can often lead to surprising moments, but the team is collaborative and supportive - focused on delivering an informative daily talk show to our loyal viewers," a spokesperson for the network said.

McCain announced in July she would leave the show after four seasons, saying she wanted to pursue new opportunities and spend more time with her newborn child and family. 

She has since been given a column on DailyMail.com and ripped President BidenJoe BidenMan sentenced to nearly four years for running scam Trump, Biden PACs Dole in final column: 'Too many of us have sacrificed too much' Meadows says Trump's blood oxygen level was dangerously low when he had COVID-19 MORE in her first dispatch for the website. 

Updated 5:43 p.m.