Meghan McCain, the daughter of late Senator John McCain and co-host of ABC talk show The View, has managed to cause quite a stir on social media while also possibly making the life of US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman’s life more difficult, thanks to her colourful remark related to Moscow.
While conversing with the ambassador during the show via live satellite feed, Meghan literally went all Biblical by describing the Russian capital as the "city of Satan" while praising Huntsman for the work he’s doing there.
"John and Mary Kaye are doing the Lord’s work in the city of Satan. Thank you so much for your service to our country, that is a rough job", Meghan said. "And I for one as American am grateful that someone like you is doing it".
A considerable number of people seemed less than thrilled by Meghan’s remark, voicing their displeasure on social media.
Perpetually clueless and nasty @MeghanMcCain on the @theview today referred to Moscow as the "city of satan." For the record, Moscow is a great city; culturally diverse, steeped in fascinating history, filled with stunning architecture — and home to millions of normal humans.— Danielle Ryan 💬 (@DanielleRyanJ) 2 мая 2019 г.
Meghan McCain called Moscow the city of Satan. Yep she's a nut😁. Her and her dead father must have some type of obsession with Satan, John called his Senate job in Washington DC, " The Lord's work in the city of Satan. Like father like daughter. It's in their DNA. Yep— Angie Skys (@AngieSkys) 3 мая 2019 г.
This BS deserves no counterargument other than pointing out that this is religious fundamentalist hate speech.— Jeff Vader (@zezezebe) 3 мая 2019 г.
Saying Moscow is the “city of satan,” both raises the bar in RussiaGate xenophobia, as well as is offensive to Washington, D.C., as we all know the actual city of satan. Way to disrespect our nation’s capital Meghan. 🙄— Bradley Bloom🌹🏴 (@BradleyRBloom) 2 мая 2019 г.
“City of Satan”?! 🙄Who does she think she is, Pat Robertson? That’s even worse than usual for Meghan.— Stagmire Lupertazzi (@StanDar42300882) 3 мая 2019 г.
Some were also quick to remind her that her father once used that very same remark, “the city of Satan”, to describe Washington DC.