While virtually sitting down with host Andy Cohen, McCain, 35, took Hasselbeck to task for allegedly saying that prayer and Purell was her main defense against coronavirus.
“Yeah, somebody actually sent me a screenshot of my face when she actually said that,” Meghan told Cohen. “I was, I took this virus seriously from the very beginning and thought, wow, this rhetoric was really dangerous.”
The mother of three took to Instagram late Friday night to address McCain’s statement, hoping to clarify that she and her family are taking all necessary precautions. She also expressed her confusion over McCain calling her out on the Bravo staple.
“Getting kids to bed and apparently @meghanmccain is tossing out some anger my way,” Hasselbeck, 42, began the lengthy response. “Meghan- i am going to call you and handle this in the best socially distanced direct manner possible – but hey girl – We are all just doing our best, and I don’t know why you are taking an opportunity to be so aggressive toward me during such a stressful time.”
She went on to call herself a “vocal defender” of McCain and her family, which furthered her confusion about the jab from her fellow Republican. She was also sure to clarify her initial statement, as to avoid being “misrepresented.”
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Golly. Getting kids to bed and apparently @meghanmccain is tossing out some anger my way . Meghan- i am going to call you and handle this in the best socially distanced direct manner possible – but hey girl – We are all just doing our best, and I don’t know why you are taking an opportunity to be so aggressive toward me during such a stressful time. #1- I have always liked you and been a vocal defender of your family. I sure did not see this one coming. #2- we are all just trying to do our best, we should not be judging one another we should be in this together #3- get your quotes right. I never said I had the power to pray covid away. The day at the view I came to visit y’all because our hometown had been slammed with a tornado and lives were lost and a school needed help and I was trying to get word out. Nyc was not even in social distancing yet. It was March 11th- it was before anyone was even quarantining – It was the last day the show was in studio, and your major was still encouraging visitors to Chinatown and still working out in gyms! #4 my quote was that I am going to pray and purell. #5 PRAYER will ALWAYS be my FIRST RESPONSE AND MY BEST DEFENSE 🙏🏻💕 We have had a family member hospitalized and I have asthma. This is all hard and stressful enough- turn off the meanness as The world needs more togetherness and kindness. I’m praying today that you can lay off throwing the social darts at me. I am not sure why you decided to do this. I’m a momma on my knees in prayer like many others – let’s get back in the same side and be #inthistogether 🙏🏻💕