Former President Donald Trump has described Meghan McCain as a "lowlife" and a "bully."
The attack follows McCain calling Ivanka Trump a "funeral crasher" in her new book and a subsequent TV interview.
McCain also recalled a "weird" phone call with the former president and Melania Trump while her father was ill.
Former President Donald Trump has described television personality Meghan McCain, the daughter of the late Arizona Sen. John McCain, as a "lowlife" in a statement published by his spokesperson Liz Harrington on Twitter.
The attack follows McCain's disparaging comments about members of the Trump family in her new book.
"Isn't it funny that Meghan McCain, who has always been a bully and basically a lowlife, is now complaining that it was she who was bullied by the Slobs and Radical Left maniacs of "The View,'" the statement said.
-Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) October 22, 2021
In "Bad Republican," McCain refers to Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner as "funeral crashers" and, in a television appearance, said that they "had no goddamn business" being at her father's memorial service in 2018.
"They should never have come. They had no business being there. I remember seeing them and seeing her specifically," she said on Thursday. "They had no goddamn business being there and it's something that still angers me, clearly."
Trump's statement addresses the late McCain's funeral, claiming to have made it possible for him to have the "world's longest funeral" even though he was never "a fan."
In the former The View host's new book, McCain also recalled a "weird" phone call she received from the former president and his wife, former First Lady Melania Trump, while her father was terminally ill.
Speaking to Andy Cohen about it on Thursday, she said that Trump called her to deny an Axios report that he had mocked her father's injuries. Newsweek reported that she wanted to turn down the call, but her father insisted she take it.
"It was a very weird conversation," the former The View panelist shared. "He said, 'It's all fake news. It's a lie. I never did that.' And then he put Melania on the speakerphone.... and then she said, 'We love you.' I was like, 'No, you don't! I don't know what this is.'
It was "very uncomfortable," McCain added.
The former president has a history of sparring with the television personality and, notably, her late father. In December 2020, she tweeted at the former president: "Two years after he died, you still obsess over my dad. It kills you that no one will ever love you or remember you like they loved and remember him."
And as Insider previously reported, Trump once said at an event in 2015 that her father was viewed as a war hero only because he was taken prisoner by the North Vietnamese.
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