Mary Trump slams 'coward' Meghan McCain for disappearing during her segment on 'The View'

While promoting her book ‘The Reckoning’ on 'The View', Mary Trump called out Meghan McCain directly for not having the 'courage' to debate her

                            Mary Trump slams 'coward' Meghan McCain for disappearing during her segment on 'The View'
Mary Trump roasted Meghan McCain on 'The View' (TheView/ Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Just a little more than a year after psychologist and author Mary Trump (the niece of former president Donald Trump) came face-to-face with co-host Meghan McCain on ‘The View’, she returned to the show again. This time, however, McCain was absent. And the author made a note of that. 

Oddly enough, as the Daily Beast reported, McCain was not altogether missing from action on Monday, August 2. The sole conservative voice on the daytime talk show was on air, attacking comedian Kathy Griffin for jokingly speculating about Clay Aiken’s sexuality before he came out as gay more than a decade ago. Yet, when Trump arrived, she was nowhere to be seen.


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On the show promoting her newest book, ‘The Reckoning’, Trump called McCain out directly for not having the “courage” to debate her. “It's a shame that your colleague didn't have the courage to come on and have this conversation with me,” Trump told McCain’s co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sara Haines and Sunny Hostin. “But I appreciate that you were all willing to take up these very difficult subjects because racism, in my view, is at the heart of everything that's wrong in 21st century America.”

McCain, of course, responded. On Twitter, she wrote, “There is no ‘good’ Trump family member to me. Continue to wish they would all just leave me and my entire family the f**k alone.”


For many on Twitter, McCain’s response only solidified Trump’s assertions about her courage or the lack of it. “You actually had the chance to say that to her today…but instead your just another Twitter tough person,” wrote one Twitter user. Another said, “Hopefully the next host that replaces you will have the courage to have the conversations that can actually get our country back on track. What’s the point of having a host that’s afraid of the guests? Good riddance.” Another said, "The NUTMEG is a COWARD."





“You were unprofessional and bailed on her segment. What are you afraid of?” one Twitter user asked McCain. Another person tweeted, “Don't weasel out of this. She called you out and you have no response. That's not because her last name is trump it's because you know she's right.” One person also tweeted, “She called it like she saw it and how I saw it. This is on you. Not the first time you have bailed on interviews. When you try to play the game, sometimes you get burnt. You reap what you sow.  I have no sympathy whatsoever for how you feel.”




Last year, Trump shut down McCain for accusing her of “cashing in” on her family name. "At the end of the day, you get a really great paycheck out of it, but I don’t think it’s that legitimate,” McCain told Trump last year in July. "What do you say to people like me who think this is just a great way for you to get a paycheck right now?" Trump responded with, "Well, you’re entirely entitled to your opinion," explaining that she brought her "very deep experience within the family" to the book. When McCain referred to her as an "extended family" member who couldn't possibly know the "inner workings" of the Trumps, she said, "I’m not some stranger writing it. I’m his niece."