Sunny Hostin is Meghan McCain’s only friend from The View.
People reports that McCain, who has since talked about her negative experiences on The View, said that she has only stayed close with Hostin. This closeness is despite them being on opposite sides of the political spectrum.
"Sunny is one of the greatest TV presences in all of television," she said to Carlos King of Stitcher's Reality with The King podcast. "I keep telling her she should have her own show. I don't know why MSNBC isn't trying to poach her for Rachel Maddow's spot."
“She’s by far the most politically savvy person on that show,” McCain continued. “And extremely curious in a way I didn’t find anyone else I worked with. Like, curious about different aspects of politics…She’s the only cast member I still have a relationship with. I have such love for her and respect for her. She’s a really good person and she didn’t demonize me the way a lot of other people did, for whatever that’s worth.”
McCain has written about her time on the show in her memoir 'Bad Republican.;
She wrote that her time became more “toxic” once former President Trump was elected.
“As the country got worse under Trump, the treatment from Whoopi, Joy [Behar] and some of the staff grew meaner and less forgiving. It was as if I had become an avatar for everything they hated about the president,” she wrote, according to HollywoodLife. “It felt like the co-hosts and staff only knew one Republican–me–and took out all their anger on me, even though I didn’t even vote for Trump.”