Trump went after the late senator, who died in August, for his ties to the controversial Russia dossier and his vote against repealing Obamacare.
Spreading the fake and totally discredited Dossier “is unfortunately a very dark stain against John McCain.” Ken Starr, Former Independent Counsel. He had far worse “stains” than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace after years of campaigning to repeal and replace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2019
Hours later, the talk show host responded.
No one will ever love you the way they loved my father…. I wish I had been given more Saturday’s with him. Maybe spend yours with your family instead of on twitter obsessing over mine? https://t.co/q7ezwmHiQ4
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) March 16, 2019
After being applauded by her fellow View co-hosts for sending the tweet, Meghan expanded on those thoughts.
“He spends his weekend obsessing over great men because he knows it and I know it and all of you know it, he will never be a great man. My father was his kryptonite in life, he’s his kryptonite in death,” she said. “And I just thought, ‘Your life is spent on your weekends not with your family, not with your friends but obsessing, obsessing, over great men you could never live up to.’ That tells you everything you needed to know about his pathetic life right now.”
Some viewers on Twitter applauded Meghan.
A very well stated (and restrained) response by @MeghanMcCain . Her father would be proud, I’m sure.
— Ginny Tourek (@ginnytourek) March 18, 2019
Well said Megan!
Your grace & poise is greatly admired…THANK YOU
— Kevin Hoeg (@kevinhoeg) March 18, 2019
Meghan is not my favorite but I think she nailed this
— charlie h (@charliehennessy) March 18, 2019
Amen, Meghan! Bless you for keeping your composure while speaking the truth.
— Louise Kalouria (@OnePotata2) March 18, 2019
But others weren’t buying her attacks on Trump and think she’ll be back to defending many of his actions and policies in no time.
here’s the thing, she will just defend him next week. so what does it matter
— CJ360Nation (@npcj3600) March 18, 2019
McCain was a hero but he also was a corrupt politician. Both can be true at the same time.
— Nathan Holt (@sk8king1986) March 18, 2019
Meghan MCCain took a swipe at Trump suggesting “no one will ever love you like they loved my father” WRONG Meghan!
Millions of Americans truly LOVE President Trump, not McCain. I’m one!
We hated McCain for his ties to the Russian dossier & his vote against repealing Obamacare
— Lori Hendry (@Lrihendry) March 17, 2019
Meghan only cares when it affects her directly. She’s a federalist and an archcon. No sympathy.
— AMI (@amymindell1) March 18, 2019
Meghan also said that she genuinely feels bad for Trump’s family.
“I can’t imagine having a father that does this on the weekends,” she said, to which co-hose Joy Behar replied: “Oh, they’re all on the same page. Don’t feel sorry for them.”
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