Meghan McCain slams Trump's 'pathetic life' for spending weekend tweeting criticism of late Senator John McCain
McCain's responded shortly after the president attacked the late Arizona senator over the weekend on Twitter twice
Late Senator John McCain's daughter Meghan McCain slammed President Donald Trump on Monday for tweeting criticism of her father over the weekend, saying the president had a "pathetic life."
McCain, while talking on ABC's 'The View', said: "He spends his weekend obsessing over great men because he knows it, and I know it, and all of you know it, he will never be a great man. My father was his kryptonite in life. He was his kryptonite in death."
McCain's statement came shortly after President Trump attacked the late Arizona senator over the weekend on Twitter twice. He mentioned the senator's ties to the infamous Steele dossier, which contains allegations that the Russians have blackmail material on the president, the Daily Mail reported.
"So it was indeed (just proven in court papers) 'last in his class' (Annapolis) John McCain that sent the Fake Dossier to the FBI and Media hoping to have it printed BEFORE the Election. He & the Dems, working together, failed (as usual). Even the Fake News refused this garbage!", the president wrote on Sunday. Reports state that McCain was fifth from the bottom of his class at the Naval Academy.
There is no evidence that McCain shared the Steele dossier before the 2016 elections. The late senator, however, hand-delivered a copy of it to then-FBI Director James Comey in December of 2016, after the election, as McCain wrote in his book 'The Restless Wave.'
Meghan said that when she saw the president's tweets about her father she thought that "your life is spent on your weekends not with your family, not with your friends, but obsessing, obsessing over great men you could never live up to."
"That tells you everything you need to know about his pathetic life right now. I genuinely feel bad for his family. I can't imagine having a father that does this on the weekends," the ABC program's co-host added.
Trump, on Saturday, had said that leaking the "dirty dossier" was "dark stain" on McCain's legacy. "Spreading the fake and totally discredited Dossier 'is unfortunately a very dark stain against John McCain,'' Trump wrote on Twitter, attributing the quote to, Ken Starr, the former independent counsel whose investigation led to Bill Clinton's impeachment.
The president also mentioned John McCain's vote on the Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare: "He had far worse 'stains' than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace after years of campaigning to repeal and replace!" The late senator's "no" vote on the GOP effort to take down Obamacare stopped the effort in its tracks.
The late senator's daughter also clapped back at the president who also suggested on Saturday that John McCain will never be loved.
"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?" she tweeted on Saturday.