Meghan McCain wants nothing to do with the Trump family, and that includes its internecine brawls.
Mary Trump, the former president’s niece, has written a book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” capitalizing on her family ties to her uncle. She appeared on “The View” today to promote that book and an upcoming sequel.
But as far as the “The View” co-host is concerned, the fact that Mary is feuding with the Donald J. Trump branch of the family makes no difference. McCain has not forgiven the Trump family for its patriarch’s frequent attacks on her late father, former Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). And earlier today, McCain made that clear on Twitter.
“There is no ‘good’ Trump family member to me,” McCain tweeted Monday afternoon. “Continue to wish they would all just leave me and my entire family the f— alone.”
Meghan McCain Ditches Mary Trump Interview Segment
While McCain did show up for some portions of Monday’s “The View” episode, she was absent for the Mary Trump interview. When the latter appeared, she got into a discussion of the January 6 attack on the Capitol with McCain’s four co-hosts. Then she directed a pointed barb at McCain, who was not there to respond.
“It’s a shame that your colleague didn’t have the courage to come on and have this conversation with me, but I appreciate that you are all willing to take up these very difficult subjects because racism in my view is at the heart of everything that’s wrong in 21st century America,” Trump said, according to Deadline.
McCain responded by way of her tweet this afternoon.
The McCain-Trump Feud Goes Back a Ways
If anyone from the Trump family besides Mary’s uncle has attacked McCain’s late father, she has yet to call them out. But the Trump family patriarch has directed plenty of hostile comments toward the late senator, who died in 2018 of brain cancer.
Among former President Trump’s comments on former Sen. John McCain are the 2015 remark, “He’s a war hero ’cause he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, OK?” The former president also noted in 2019 that McCain was “last in his class,” in a tweet about the Steele dossier. And after McCain’s funeral, Trump declared publicly, “I wasn’t a fan of John McCain.”
While Meghan McCain was not afraid to criticize the former president, she has also criticized the Biden administration – among other things, for spurning her offer to help with vaccine outreach.
“I’ve offered my help,” McCain said on “The View” last month. “They haven’t accepted it. They don’t care.”