McCain Admits She Wasn’t In NYC When Writing Her Neighborhood was “Eviscerated”

Since last weeks death of Minnesota man George Floyd, there have been demonstrations and protests in all 50 states. Some major cities, like New York, Los Angeles and Washington DC have seen looting and violence.

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Conservative media has been pushing the narrative that these areas have become especially dangerous. That includes the View’s Meghan McCain who tweeted that her NYC neighborhood had been eviscerated. Today, the talk show host admitted she wasn’t even in New York when she made the observation.

McCain tweeted on Tuesday, “My neighborhood in Manhattan is eviscerated and looks like a war zone. DeBlasio and Cuomo are an utter disgrace. This is not America. Our leaders have abandoned us and continue to let great American cities burn to the ground and be destroyed. I never could have fathomed this.”

This message was immediately fact-checked by TV writer and McCain neighbor, Kristen Bartlett. Bartlett replied, “Meghan, we live in the same building, and I just walked outside. It’s fine.”

Bartlett’s message drew nearly 900,000 likes, over 10 times as many as McCain’s initial tweet.

On Wednesday, the TV host said that she wasn’t even in New York when she wrote the tweet. McCain admitted:

“I am six months pregnant – a gossip organization is about to run a story of where me and my family are currently. I sent a tweet yesterday based on the news I saw happening in midtown we all have been watching all over different media platforms. I support the peaceful protests, their movement but am absolutely heartbroken about the destruction in the city I have loved since I moved to when I was 18. It is important to have your voice heard and I hope everyone stays safe and healthy.”

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