During what was a mainly congenial interview to promote McCain’s new audio memoir “Bad Republican,” Cohen asked the conservative personality: “On a 1-to-10 scale, how hypocritical is it that you wrote a tell-all after prefacing every tell-all interview on ‘The View’ with ‘I hate tell-alls?’”
McCain, who left “The View” in August, answered with some spin.
“You know, those are political tell-alls,” she responded.
Cohen asked McCain if she thought she was being hypocritical.
“Hmm, I don’t. But it’s OK if other people do. I don’t really care,” she replied, as seen in a video shared online by The Daily Beast.
McCain’s previous disdain for tell-alls was most evident last year, when she accused Mary Trump, the niece of former President Donald Trump, of cashing in with a book about her uncle, titled “Too Much And Never Enough.”
“I don’t like family tell-all books, especially when it comes to families with fame and power,” said McCain, the daughter of late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
McCain asked Trump what she’d say “to people like me who think this is just a great way for you to get a paycheck right now?”
Trump answered that if she wanted to “cash in,” she “would have done this 10 years ago when Donald was still a very public figure and I would not have been taking the risk that I’m taking.”