- Former President Donald Trump has described Meghan McCain as a “lowlife” and a “bully”.
- The attack comes after McCain called Ivanka Trump a “funeral crusher” in his new book and a subsequent TV interview.
- McCain also recalled a “strange” phone call with the former president and Melania Trump while her father was ill.
Former President Donald Trump has described television personality Meghan McCain, daughter of late Arizona Senator John McCain, as a “lowlife” in a statement posted by his spokesman Liz Harrington on Twitter.
The attack follows McCain’s derogatory comments about members of the Trump family in her new book.
“Isn’t it funny that Meghan McCain, who has always been a bully and basically a low life, now complains that it was her who was bullied by Slobs and Radical Left lunatics from” The View “,” says that in the notice.
—Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) October 22, 2021
In “Bad Republican,” McCain mentions Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner as “funeral disturbers,” and in a television appearance, they said they “had no prejudice” at his father’s 2018 memorial service.
McCain, 37, told Andy Cohen, host of Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” that she discovered the duo at the back of the church during her father’s memorial service in 2018.
“They should never have come. They had nothing to be there. I remember seeing them and seeing her specifically,” she said Thursday. “They had nothing sensible to be there, and that’s clearly something that still annoys me.”
Trump’s statement deals with the funeral of the late McCain and claimed to have allowed him to have “the world’s longest funeral”, even though he was never “a fan”.
In the former The View host’s new book, McCain also recalled a “strange” phone call she received from the former president and his wife, former First Lady Melania Trump, while her father was terminally ill.
In a speech to Andy Cohen about it Thursday, she said Trump called her to deny an Axios report that he had mocked her father’s injuries. Newsweek reported that she would reject the call, but her father insisted she would take it.
“It was a very strange conversation,” the former The View panelist shared. “He said, ‘This is all fake news. This is a lie. I’ve never done that.’ And then he put Melania on the speakerphone …. and then she said, ‘We love you.’ I was like, ‘No, you do not! I do not know what it is.’
It was “very uncomfortable,” McCain added.
The former president has a history of sparring with the TV personality and especially her late father. In December 2020, she tweeted on the former president: “Two years after he died, you are still obsessed with my father. It kills you that no one will ever love you or remember you as they loved and remember him.”
And as Insider previously reported, Trump once said at an event in 2015 that her father was only considered a war hero because he was captured by the North Vietnamese.