The View co-host Meghan McCain has said that she wishes Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump had not attended her father’s funeral.
McCain appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night, describing her shock at seeing the couple at late Senator John McCain’s September 1 service at the Washington National Cathedral.
‘The Trumps had beef with me then, and in the words of Cardi B, they’re gonna have beef with me forever, and I’m not gonna forget,’ she said, referring to the rapper’s lyrics in the 2016 song Foreva.
‘It’s sort of a strange element of my life now that they attended, and I wish they had chosen not to, out of respect, if nothing more, for me,’ she added.
‘I thought that my family had made it clear, or at least I had, that the Trumps are unwelcome around me, and that my father had been sort of very clear about the line between the McCains and the Trumps,’ she told Colbert.
‘So I was surprised when they were there. And it made me uncomfortable, and I hope I made them uncomfortable, honestly, with everything,’ she continued, referring to her jibes at President Donald Trump while eulogizing her father.
During her eulogy, Meghan McCain criticized ‘cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice (her father) gave so willingly.’
Speaking with Colbert, Meghan McCain added of Kushner and Ivanka: ‘It’s their call, and I think America can judge on its own what they thought of that, and what they thought of my eulogy.’
John McCain died at the age of 81 after battling brain cancer. He made explicit his desire that President Trump not attend his funeral, and also dis-invited his 2008 running mate, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
His beef with President Trump dates at least back to the 2016 presidential campaign, when Trump criticized him for being taken prisoner in Vietnam.
‘He’s not a war hero,’ Trump said in July 2015, sarcastically quipping: ‘He’s a war hero because he was captured.’
Then, he added, ‘I like people that weren’t captured.’
After Trump was elected, John McCain was tied to the leak of British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s ‘dirty dossier’ on Trump, which contained salacious and unsubstantiated allegations.
Former State Department official David Kramer, an executive at the McCain Institute, met with BuzzFeed reporter Ken Bensinger on December 29, 2016 and passed the information in the dossier, according to court documents.
Two weeks later, Buzzfeed published the dossier, which landed like a bombshell just days before Trump’s inauguration.
The feud famously continued when the Republican senator rushed to DC to dramatically block Obamacare repeal, which both he and Trump has campaigned on, less than two weeks after undergoing brain surgery.
Like Meghan McCain, Trump is apparently unwilling to squash the beef, griping about McCain’s surprise vote on the Affordable Care Act as recently as Tuesday.
At an off-the-record lunch with television news anchors prior to his State Of The Union address, Trump described McCain’s vote against repeal as a betrayal, the New York Times reported.
The President added: ‘By the way, he wrote a book and the book bombed.’
SOURCE: Daily Mail, Keith Griffith