'Bully': Trump Slams Meghan McCain for Labeling Ivanka, Jared 'Funeral Crashers' at Dad's Service
00:53 GMT 23.10.2021 (Updated: 02:26 GMT 23.10.2021)
Meghan McCain, political analyst and daughter of late US Senator John McCain (R-AZ), appeared on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" (WWHL) earlier this week and told host Andy Cohen that then-Trump advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were "funeral crashers" who had "no g***amn business" attending her father's 2018 memorial service.
Former US President Donald Trump made a lengthy statement against McCain and her family
, suggesting that the former co-host of "The View" was "basically a lowlife" following her departure from the ABC talk show ahead of its 25th anniversary.
"Isn't it funny that Meghan McCain, who has always been a bully and basically a lowlife, is now complaining that it was she who was bullied by the Slobs and Radical Left maniacs of "The View," Trump said in an October 22 statement, panning the political analyst's father as a 'Republican In Name Only' (RINO).
McCain, 36, despite her brief time on "The View," repeatedly got into heated and viral debates with co-hosts regarding their political and moral stances on a variety of topics. When questioned about the possibility of her contribution to a toxic work environment referenced in her upcoming book, the Republican stated that "only one person was bullied out of their job and doesn't work there anymore."
The statement issued by the 45th president of the US also took aim at McCain's comments regarding the 2020 presidential election results in Arizona, a traditionally deep-red state, which was seen to have turned to the Dems after Electoral College votes were certified in the 2020 election.
Trump asserted that McCain's comments were an attempt to stop the "Trump Train" in her home state.
Despite the transition of power in the US government, Trump has maintained without evidence
that the 2020 general election was riddled with fraud, and continues to claim that there should have been a complete review
prior to the certification of the Electoral College votes.
"Glad to know the Trumps are watching [WWHL]. Wowza," Andy Cohen tweeted on Friday afternoon, referring to the late-night talk show he both hosts and produces for Bravo.
McCain revealed during the Wednesday night interview that Trump - who feuded with her father and made derogatory comments about the war veteran prior to his death in 2018 - phoned her in the late senator's final days to dismiss reports that he was poking fun at her father's physical appearance and movements.
"It was a very weird conversation," McCain noted.
McCain claimed that she initially did not want to take the call from the Trump White House, and only agreed because her father had urged her to respect the office, despite its current occupant.