Meghan McCain fires back at Trump for slamming John McCain: "No one will ever love you the way they loved my father"
Trump in a tweet attacked McCain, saying leaking the Christopher Steele dossier will always be a "stain" on his political legacy
Meghan McCain has slammed Donald Trump after the US President criticized her late father John McCain recently in a recent tweet over the leaking of Christopher Steele's Trump-Russia dossier.
Responding to Trump's tweet that McCain had "very dark stains" in his political legacy, Meghan wrote, "No one will ever love you the way they loved my father....I wish I had been given more Saturday’s with him. Maybe spend yours with your family instead of on twitter obsessing over mine?"
'The View' co-host has been vocal about her grief since the passing of Arizona senator in August last year, after battling brain cancer. He was 81 years old.
Trump had earlier written on Twitter, "Spreading the fake and totally discredited Dossier “is unfortunately a very dark stain against John McCain.” Ken Starr, Former Independent Counsel. He had far worse “stains” than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace after years of campaigning to repeal and replace!"
The dossier that Trump referred to in his tweet were the documents leaked by former British spy Christopher Steele that contains allegations of misconduct and conspiracy between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and the Government of Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
McCain had been tied to the leak. An associate of the senator is said to have given a copy of the documents to the press.
No one will ever love you the way they loved my father.... I wish I had been given more Saturday’s with him. Maybe spend yours with your family instead of on twitter obsessing over mine? https://t.co/q7ezwmHiQ4— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) March 16, 2019
The latest Trump diatribe on the dossier comes amidst reports that Steele in a lawsuit deposition said he he used internet searches and unverified information to support details he had gathered about a web company mentioned in the dossier.
But the dossier wasn't the only sticking point between Trump and McCain.
The two families have been at disagreement since Trump's presidential campaign, when the then candidate Trump had mocked and criticized McCain for his war hero past.
"He's not a war hero. He's a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured," Trump had said in July 2015 at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa. "He lost and let us down. I've never liked him as much after that."
"I don't like losers," Trump said. Since then, they had been butting heads on and off.
In an appearnce at 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert', Meghan had said, "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."
The Republican Senator, who famously made an appearance while still ill to cast his vote against his own party's campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act, explicitly asked that Trump not be invited to his funeral.
Democrats, as well as Republicans, mourned the death of McCain and the likes of Barack Obama and George W. Bush attended the memorial. Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner attended the funeral, after which Meghan went on national television to criticize their appearance on 'The Late Show'.