The View's Meghan McCain slams 'pathetic' Trump's 'obsession' with her father: His greatness 'and legacy haunts you'

The View's Meghan McCain slams 'pathetic' Trump's 'obsession' with her father: His greatness 'and legacy haunts you'
Image credit: Jay Godwin
Meghan McCain..On Friday, June 29, 2018, the LBJ Foundation honored U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, with its most prestigious recognition, the LBJ Liberty & Justice For All Award. Sen. McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, accepted the award on his behalf. Following the award presentation, Mark K. Updegrove, president and CEO of the LBJ Foundation, moderated a conversation with Meghan McCain and Rick Davis, who served as the national campaign manager for Sen. McCain’s 2000 and 2008 presidential campaigns...LBJ Library photo by Jay Godwin. 06/29/2018

On Tuesday evening, conservative talk show host Meghan McCain slammed President Donald Trump following reports that he mocked her father, the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), hours before the State of the Union address:


The New York Times reported that Trump attacked McCain at a private lunch, which was attended by anchors of several national news outlets, saying, "By the way, he wrote a book and the book bombed."

McCain, an iconic figure in Republican politics who passed away after a battle with brain cancer last year, was a common target of Trump's wrath. During the presidential campaign, Trump dismissed his heroism as a Vietnam prisoner of war, saying, "I like people who weren't captured." His enmity only grew after McCain, who was usually a reliable conservative vote, crossed party lines to kill repeal of the Affordable Care Act in the Senate.

For his part, McCain did not think any more highly of Trump — he did not want the president at his funeral, while inviting former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama to speak at the ceremony.

At the same private lunch, Trump also went after several Democrats, calling former Vice President Joe Biden "dumb" and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) a "nasty son of a bitch," and saying that embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam "choked like a dog" at his press conference trying to explain his racist yearbook picture.

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