(NEW YORK) — An “emotionally exhausted” Meghan McCain again defended her father against President Donald Trump Thursday on ABC’s The View, saying she doesn’t “expect decency” from his family.
“I don’t like coming here every day and having to do this, as all of you know. It’s extremely emotionally exhausting,” she said at the top of the show.
“I don’t expect decency from the Trump family,” she added.
During an official White House event at a tank manufacturing plant in Ohio on Wednesday, Trump spent nearly five minutes bashing Sen. John McCain because he didn’t receive credit for his funeral arrangements.
“I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve.” Trump said. “I don’t care about this. I didn’t get a thank you. That’s OK.”
The crowd of Ohio tank factory workers — many of whom are veterans — reportedly responded to criticisms of Sen. McCain with silence. The longtime senator and former prisoner of war died seven months ago.
The president condemned Sen. McCain over the weekend for being “last in his class” and again on Tuesday saying that he was “never a fan” and that he “never will be” after McCain voted against repealing Obamacare.
Since Trump’s initial remarks, the McCain family’s received attacks from all sides. Cindy McCain, the late senator’s widow, received a threatening message from a hateful stranger and shared it on Twitter.
Meghan McCain responded to Trump on The View Wednesday morning.
“Attacking someone who isn’t here is a bizarre low,” she said. “My dad’s not here but I’m sure as hell here.”
Over the weekend and throughout the week, McCain has actively shared support given to her late father. Thursday morning, she thanked Andy Cohen for denouncing Trump’s criticisms on his show Watch What Happens Live.
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