Republican Sen. John McCain’s wife Cindy McCain called out President Donald Trump on “The View” Wednesday, saying “we don’t need more bullying.”
The comments were made during a panel discussion on Trump criticized McCain at CPAC last week for voting against a Republican health care bill.
The CPAC crowd responded by booing.
Meghan McCain explained that she had previously spoke to the president about mocking her dad’s war injuries and that she was under the “impression that the sort of fight between our families, in between him and my father especially at this particular moment would end.”
“I understand the argument is he’s [Trump’s] talking about policy and that’s the attack,” McCain said. “But it’s still incredibly hurtful to have this moment of booing at CPAC which is supposed to be the mothership of Conservatism and to sort of see booing at this specific moment is incredibly hurtful and I feel very naive to have believed this would be anything different.”
“You should never believe anything he says,” Joy Behar interjected.
“You know, we have much bigger things to worry about right now than to worry about what the president says,” Cindy McCain explained. “But more importantly, the things that have happened since that vote that he took, his defense bill was passed [McCain’s]. Just yesterday a human trafficking bill helping stop human trafficking online, the sale of children was passed. It was the McCain bill. I think the president failed to understand this.”
“But more importantly, in my own — for my own feeling we need more compassion, we need more empathy, we need more togetherness in terms of working together,” she added. “We don’t need more bullying and I’m tired of it.”
“Yeah. I think collectively as a party we should want to move on which is what I’ve been trying to say,” Meghan McCain explained. “We should want to be a united front and I don’t understand the infighting and I don’t understand — I would never boo any politician no matter how much I disagreed with them politically but I think this is America and we’re supposed to have a difference of opinion.”