“The View” co-host Meghan McCain attacked black U.S. Olympian Gwen Berry for protesting “internationally” because Berry turned away from the American flag and draped a t-shirt that said “Activist Athlete” over her head during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” as she stood on the podium at the U.S. Track & Field trials in Oregon, reports The Daily Beast.
McCain went on to rant that Putin is using Black Lives Matter — a non-violent movement against police abuse — as a weapon against the U.S., and that Berry would also be used by Putin, which somehow creates a “national security risk”:
McCain went on to falsely claim that Oregon is a “foreign country” to attack Berry.
Meghan McCain: “For some of us, I will die for this! I will die on this hill that it is not appropriate or patriotic to go to a foreign country where you are supposed to represent America and act like it’s just about you! It’s not about you it’s about all of us!” pic.twitter.com/0f3hdyvnhN— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) June 29, 2021
Meanwhile, Berry mocked Fox News and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) for attacking her with the same lines McCain used.
At this point, y’all are obsessed with me https://t.co/HBWCE28s7x— Gwen Berry OLY (@MzBerryThrows) June 28, 2021
(Source: Twitter, The Daily Beast)