Meghan McCain, feeling like a "caged animal," may exit "The View"

According to sources close to the 34-year-old McCain, who is said to make something under a million dollars a year on the highly rated daytime program, she is emotionally drained, angry, and isolated—“feeling like a caged animal,” said one McCain intimate—amid a spate of negative publicity.

Much of this has appeared on the popular website of the Daily Mail that has portrayed her as entitled, unreasonable, “manic,”and self-obsessed—a “petulant child,” given to “crying fits” when she’s roasted on social media.

She feels “so exhausted and defeated,” said a knowledgeable source, after her two seasons of discontent.

“It’s getting to the point where it’s not worth the emotional toll every week,” said a McCain pal, who asked not to be further identified. “If she doesn’t stay at The View, she will find other work.”