Donald Trump Jr. Responds to Kimberly Guilfoyle 'The View' Rumor

Donald Trump Jr. has weighed into the debate over the future of The View after Meghan McCain announced that she would be leaving the ABC show.

There's growing speculation over who might replace McCain after she said earlier this month that she would leave the show to remain in Washington, D.C., where she moved before the birth of her daughter, Liberty.

The daughter of the late GOP Arizona senator John McCain, she was the most conservative voice on the program, which she joined in 2017.

She would often get into heated debates with her more liberal colleagues, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Sara Haines.

Although she provided a Republican voice, she was critical of former President Donald Trump and backed President Joe Biden, who was a close friend of her father's.

In reference to her notice period and the clashes she engaged in with her co-hosts, McCain said: "If you guys want to fight a little bit more, you have four more weeks."

Meanwhile, the son of the former President Donald Trump shared a Daily report saying that the race is on to find a "Trump Republican" to replace McCain, so the show can appeal to a broader audience.

LOL, hey ⁦@ABC⁩ even I’d tune in to see ⁦@kimguilfoyle⁩ do this. Kim vs the other 4 doesn’t seem like a fair fight though. You may need a few more libs.

Chaos behind the scenes at The View as the show scrambles to find a 'Trump Republican'

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 22, 2021

The Mail reported that this quest for a conservative has raised concerns behind the scenes that the show's presenters may have to tussle with someone further on the right.

In tweeting the article, Trump Jr. responded to rumors that his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former co-host on Fox's The Five, was being considered.

"LOL, hey ⁦@ABC⁩ even I'd tune in to see ⁦@kimguilfoyle⁩ do this," Trump Jr. tweeted.

"Kim vs the other 4 doesn't seem like a fair fight though. You may need a few more libs," he added, referring to liberal voices.

The Mail also reported that The View had tried three times to hire Guilfoyle while she was at Fox News. Other popular conservatives reportedly in the frame include Megyn Kelly and the controversial Candace Owens.

While the speculation mounts over what might happen after McCain's final show on August 6, Page Six reported that her exit will be followed by a number of guest host appearances in the fall.

An insider at the show told Page Six that the guest hosts will include conservatives, "some well-known, some not," and that producers will be "taking time to find the right person to fill the seat."

An ABC spokesperson told Newsweek in a statement that the network was "looking for a conservative voice and will take some time to find the right person to fill the co-host seat.

"Any specific names at this point are just speculation and rumor," the statement said, "we will be sharing plans for the new season including celebrating our historic 25th season in the coming weeks."

Don Trump, Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle
Don Trump Jr. and girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle at the CPAC on February 26, 2021, in Orlando, Florida. Trump Jr. weighed in on rumors that Guilfoyle is being considered as a host for ABC's The View. Joe Raedle/Getty

UPDATE: This story has been updated to include a statement to Newsweek from ABC.

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