April 23 (UPI) -- Meghan McCain thinks Elizabeth Hasselbeck's remarks about coronavirus were "unfortunate" and "dangerous."
"Somebody actually sent me a screenshot of my face when she said that," McCain, who co-hosts The View, said. "I took this virus seriously from the very beginning, and I thought a lot of this rhetoric was really dangerous. I think it's really, really unfortunate and dangerous that she said that."
McCain said she doesn't want to co-host The View again with Hasselbeck, who was a series regular co-host on the show in Seasons 6-16.
"I don't need to co-host with her again," McCain said. "It's unfortunate because I've been a huge fan for a long time. Anybody who's screwing around with this virus and sort of putting out information, I don't have a lot of time for right now."
Hasselbeck made her comments while co-hosting The View in March.
"I think there can be a fine line between what is precaution -- what is taking precaution, what is panic," Hasselbeck said. "I think a lot of it has to be decided -- yes, we're going to take precaution. We're gonna Purell. Pray that God's got us in our tomorrows."
"We shouldn't be in a state of panic," she added. "I think we should prepare. I think we should pray. I'm not going to let coronavirus rule me!"
"I love him dearly," she said of the former vice president. "It really shouldn't take a rocket scientist to know there's one man who has made pain in my life a living hell; there's another man who has literally shepherded me through the grief process."