Bridget McCain, the youngest daughter of John McCain, on Thursday appealed directly to President Donald Trump — on Trump’s favorite platform, Twitter — amid his continued fuming about the late Arizona senator.
“Everyone doesn’t have to agree with my dad or like him, but I do ask you to be decent and respectful,” Bridget, 27, tweeted at the president early Thursday. “If you can’t do those two things, be mindful. We only said goodbye to him almost 7 months ago.”
In a second tweet, Bridget went on the offensive, casting the president’s fixation on her father as part of his broader narcissism and poor impulse control.
“Even if you were invited to my dad’s funeral, you would have only wanted to be there for the credit and not for any condolences,” she wrote. “Unfortunately, you could not be counted on to be courteous, as you are a child in the most important role the world knows.”
Bridget’s older sister Meghan, who is a co-host of The View, discussed her tweets on the show later Thursday. Meghan has frequently spoken out about Trump’s continued disparagement of her dad, but it had clearly taken a toll.
“I don’t like coming here every day and having to do this. … It’s extremely emotionally exhausting,” she said. “I’m not the only child in my family. I have six brothers and sisters. and my little sister Bridget, for the first time ever, has decided she wanted to speak out — she’s very, very private.”
Meghan noted that Bridget has long stayed out of the spotlight, tracing back to a smear campaign against Sen. McCain during the 2000 presidential primary.
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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Adam Carlson