Meghan McCain shares doubts about Trump’s rape accuser, fears she’ll be ‘raked over coals’ for honesty

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Even one of President Donald Trump’s loudest critics appears to believe that Elle advice columnist Jean Carroll’s rape accusation against the president may be bogus.

“The View” co-host Meghan McCain, the loudmouth daughter of deceased anti-Trump Sen. John McCain, made it clear on Monday’s edition of the weekday talk show that she doesn’t fully trust Carroll’s allegations and would therefore like to see a full investigation conducted.

But more notably, she also admitted that she’d been “scared” to open up about her concerns because of how prominent the scandal-ridden #BelieveAllWomen and #MeToo movements have become.

Listen to the relevant part of the discussion below:

“I’m going to say something on this show that is probably unpopular. I have a problem — and I think of the [Asia] Argento story — [with] believe everyone all the time and don’t ask questions,” she said.

Argento is a far-left Hollywood actress who campaigned strongly against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein after he was outed as a sexual abuser. After then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was falsely accused of sexual abuse last year, she began campaigning against him as well.

But around the same time that Kavanaugh came under fire for what were later proven to be false sexual assault accusations, Argento herself was busted for being an actual sexual abuser.

“In life in general, I don’t believe anything anybody tells me without asking questions,” McCain continued. “I’m a politician’s daughter. I have been lied to my entire life by people, and Argento revealed she had actually herself sexually assaulted a minor, and then reached an agreement where her boyfriend, Anthony Bourdain, who later committed suicide, paid off the [victim.]”

Fact-check: True.

“I always ask questions, and it’s not that I don’t believe women,” McCain continued. “It is something that brings on so much cultural shame and it’s so horrific. It’s one of the most horrific things you could ever think of happening as a woman …”

That was when fellow co-host Joy Behar interrupted her to ask, “Do you believe her?”

By her, she meant Carroll.

“I just, I don’t know,” McCain replied. “And it’s not — I know this probably makes me unpopular in this space, but I believe that something happened, and I believe — but she has been accusing a lot of other very prominent famous men of sexual assault, and I believe of rape.”

“And again, it’s like I was scared to even come out here and say that, but I would prefer to be honest with the audience and I would like to open up the investigation. I would like to know more information.”

Fair enough, right? However, Carroll has rebuffed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s vow to open up an investigation if she merely files an official complaint.

Speaking on MSNBC last Friday, Carroll claimed that filing a formal complaint would be “disrespectful to the women who are down on the border who are being raped around the clock down there without any protection” …

Watch the full “The View” discussion below, if you’d like:

“Another example is Julie Swetnick, who accused Brett Kavanaugh of being part of a gang rape,” McCain continued. “She couldn’t provide credible witnesses. NBC came out saying she had changed her story several times.”

The same was true of the since-confirmed justice’s original accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.

“She was on a book tour called ‘What We Do Need Men For?'” McCain added, switching her attention back to Carroll, who’s currently on a book tour, coincidentally enough. “Horrible things have clearly happened to her. I would like to know more about the investigation.”

This inspired fellow co-host Sunny Hostin to argue that false rape accusations are rare.

“The prevalence of false reporting is between two and 10 percent. Most people don’t lie about rape because people don’t believe them, because they get raked over the coals,” she said.

While that may be true, the problem is that women face no tangible consequences when busted for issuing a false rape accusation. Ergo, they have nothing to lose and everything to gain from making such accusations. Take Ford, who raised over a $1 million in donations and was offered several book deals, despite her allegations against Kavanaugh being demonstrably false.


McCain concluded her part of the discussion Monday by reiterating the fear she’d felt about opening up about her concerns.

I 100 percent came out here assuming I’m going to be raked over the coals, but I would rather be honest with this audience and with all of you than sit here and lie because it’s going to make my life easier in the media,” she said.

She wasn’t wrong. By the “media” she meant the left, and it’s true that the left has been pouncing on her nonstop since she issued these remarks:



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