Meghan McCain, commentator on the View and daughter of late United States Senator John McCain, and President Trump have clashed yet again. Although nine months after the senator died from brain cancer, the two are still fighting about her father, with occurrences of their battles on the news and on twitter.
Now they are fighting over the President supposedly ordering the military to keep the USS John S. McCain out of sight during the president’s recent visit to Japan. President Trump denied he had anything to do with the order, but saying whoever ordered it was “well meaning” by hiding his name.
The president and the late senator from Arizona had a rocky relationship, before and during Trump’s presidency. On the campaign trail then candidate Trump attacked the Vietnam vet for being captured, saying “He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” McCain, who gained permanent disfigurement from torture, was not happy with that statement. During Trump’s presidency McCain famously halted Republican efforts to overturn the Affordable Care Act, which earned him more criticism from the President.
Meghan McCain accused President Trump of making the grieving of her father “impossible” because he’s been in the news even after his death. She also claimed that the President gave the order because he will never be as great of a man as her father, stirring criticism from Trump and his supporters.
With both still openly loathing each other, McCain says she is trying to help the names of her father and war heroes, “When you are repeatedly attacking my father and war heroes, it creates a culture in the military where people are clearly fearful to show my father’s name.”