Meghan McCain had only warm words for her fellow View co-hosts on Wednesday as they rallied around her amid President Donald Trump ongoing attacks on her father, the late Sen. John McCain.
For all that warmth, Meghan, 34, was equally cutting about the commander-in-chief.
“I do think this is a new bizarre low,” she said as the panel discussed President Trump’s animosity toward the Arizona senator, who died last summer from brain cancer. The two, at various times both leaders of their Republican party, made no secret of their political differences: Sen. McCain was the deciding vote in blocking efforts to overturn the Affordable Care Act two years ago.
But Trump, as is his pattern, has personally targeted McCain as well, including mocking him for being captured while fighting in the Vietnam War.
Meghan McCain did not hold back when it came to President Trump and his response to his impeachment inquiry.
“The View’s” Republican panelist described Trump’s tweets as “such a tornado of stupid” — perhaps inadvertently echoing Hillary Clinton’s recent branding of POTUS as a “corrupt human tornado” — and called his reference to civil war “horrible.”
On The View, Megan, 34, warned the manipulated footage could incite real violence and slammed the president for his personal silence on the matter.
The video is a scene from the 2014 action film Kingsman: The Secret Service with Trump’s face superimposed over actor Colin Firth as Firth’s character massacres angry churchgoers — who in the video are labeled as various lawmakers, celebrities and news organizations.
“I don’t understand where we are culturally where entertainment is showing doctored videos of killing fellow members of Congress and people you’re working with every day,” McCain said. “Murdering of all politicians in any form is violent and could inspire violence. … We’re talking about actual, real-life people!”
“People are saying, ‘This is free speech, you’re being a snowflake, you’re so sensitive,’ ” she added. “How easy for all of you judging me that I’m offended and upset by the video. You try doing this when [it’s] a member of your family it’s continued to have this happen to over and over and over again. And it doesn’t seem to matter to anybody in Trump world whatsoever. You conservatives on Twitter, if this were the opposite and it happened in an Obama event, you’d be screaming bloody murder so stop!”
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Attorneys for Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) penned a letter to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday demanding that she retract her previous remarks suggesting that the Democratic presidential candidate is a “Russian asset” who is being “groom[ed]” to run as a third-party candidate.
“Your statement is defamatory, and we demand that you retract it immediately,” Gabbard’s lawyer wrote, calling for Clinton to both verbally retract the comments and post her retraction to social media.