Meghan McCain slams Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner for attending father’s funeral

Elias Hubbard
February 11, 2019

During a private luncheon with TV news anchors on Tuesday before his State of the Union address, Trump reportedly insulted many of his political opponents, including the John McCain, mentioning the late senator's final book, The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations.

She said on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert " that she wasn't told that Trump and Kushner would attend the funeral.

McCain, in turn, pulled no punches in criticizing the president on foreign policy and other issues, including a stinging denunciation of Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki a year ago.

McCain told Colbert that she had written the eulogy before her father died and was not expecting Trump's daughter and son-in-law to attend.

"I'm sorry for your loss and the loss of our nation", Colbert said.

Meghan McCain's beef with the Trump family is well-documented, so it's no surprise that she was upset when Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attended the funeral for her father, Sen.

The President referenced McCain's famous vote to sink the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and that "he wrote a book and the book bombed", Trump said, according to the Times. The View co-host went on to say that their presence made her "uncomfortable", and she wishes "they had chosen not to [attend] out of respect". "We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness".

Meghan said she didn't know that they'd be in attendance, and she wasn't happy that they did decide to come.

The feud between Trump and her father began during the 2016 campaign, when the then-candidate mocked the Arizona Republican for being a prisoner of war.

She said it was a "strange element of my life" that they attended, and she "was surprised that they were there and it made me uncomfortable and I hope I made them uncomfortable with everything".

"I really want it made very clear that, the Trumps had beef with me then, and in the words of Cardi B, they're going to have beef with me forever", she said, "and I'm not going to forget". McCain said that it's "a odd element to [her] life" that Kushner and Trump attended the funeral, and she wishes "they had chosen not to out of respect".

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