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Meghan McCain still hasn’t forgiven Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner for crashing her dad’s funeral

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Meghan McCain went on “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen” to promote her new autobiography, “Bad Republican.” While she was there she also discussed former President Donald Trump and his family.

When McCain’s father, John McCain, died in 2018 the Trumps were not invited to the funeral. Regardless, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attended the memorial service. At the time McCain revealed her disappointment in their attendance, saying on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, “In the words of Cardi B, they’re gonna have beef with me forever.” Apparently she is still upset with them.

“They should never have come,” McCain said. “They had no business being there. I remember seeing them and seeing her specifically. They had no goddamn business being there and it’s something that still angers me clearly.”

McCain also discussed a phone call she had with Donald and Melania Trump after it was reported that the then president had mocked her father’s injuries, which he sustained in the Vietnam War.

“It was a very weird conversation,” McCain recalled. “[Donald Trump] said, ‘It's all fake news! It's a lie. I never did that, I never did that, I never did that.”

While the conversation was “weird,” McCain believed that it was a moment in which the Trumps realized they may have crossed the line with their political rhetoric.

“It was, like, very uncomfortable because it was the only time I've ever had an interaction with them,” McCain said. “And it was the closest they've ever come, I felt, to realizing what they were doing and the damage it caused.”

Video Transcript

MEGHAN MCCAIN: I've heard lots of different stories. I heard that one of my dad's old advisors told me that it was just like an event they wanted to go to because his funeral at the National Cathedral kind of ended up being this enormous moment. I was told that Lindsey Graham invited him. I have whole-- I have been told many different things from many different people.

KYLIE MAR: On Wednesday's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," Meghan McCain discussed Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump crashing her father John McCain's funeral in 2018. At the time, Meghan revealed her disappointment in their attendance, even telling Stephen Colbert, "in the words of Cardi B, they're going to have beef with me forever." And it appears time has not mended all wounds.

MEGHAN MCCAIN: They should never have come. They had no business being there. I remember seeing them and seeing her specifically. They had no [BLEEP] business being there. And I-- they-- it's something that still angers me, clearly.

KYLIE MAR: McCain also shared a phone conversation she had with Donald and Melania Trump after the former president reportedly mocked her father because of the injuries he suffered as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

MEGHAN MCCAIN: It was a very weird conversation. He said it's all fake news. It's a lie. I never did that, I never did that, I never did that. And then Melania-- he put Melania on the speakerphone. She said, we love you. We love you. And I was like, no, you don't. I don't know what this is.

KYLIE MAR: At the time, her father had recently been diagnosed with brain cancer. And Meghan believes that for a brief moment, the Trumps realized they may have crossed the line.

MEGHAN MCCAIN: It was like very uncomfortable because it's the only time I ever had an interaction with them.

ANDY COHEN: Wow.

MEGHAN MCCAIN: And it was the closest they've ever come, I felt like to, realizing what they were doing and the damage it caused. And you know, he lost Arizona. So all's well now.

[CHEERING]

ANDY COHEN: Thank you very much.

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