Meghan McCain has accused Donald Trump about "obsessing" over her late father, after a series of furious tweets in which the president blamed John McCain for spreading the Russia-collusion rumour in 2016.
The current co-host of The View defended her father on Twitter, telling the president that "no one will ever love you the way they loved my father".
She later followed up her tweet, while co-hosting on The View, in which she said of Trump:
He will never be a great man.
My father was his kryptonite in life, he's his kryptonite in death.
On a personal level, all of us have love and families and when my father was alive up until adulthood, we would spend our time together, cooking, hiking, fishing, really celebrating life and I think it's because he almost died.
And I thought, 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.
Ooo, feel the burn.
Meghan was responding to an early morning Twitter rant by the president on Saturday, in which he not only accused SNL of colluding with Russia, but also attacked the late senator (and war hero), John McCain for passing along an explosive dossier to former FBI director James Comey weeks after Trump's election in 2016.
The report apparently detailed links between Russia and Trump and also implied that the Kremlin possessed compromising information. The senator died in August last year, after a battle with brain cancer.
Meghan wasn't the only one who shot back at the president. Delaware senator, Chris Coons, also called on Trump to apologise for his comments, telling ABC's This Week:
I’ve long thought that his personal and direct attacks on Sen. McCain were one of the most detestable things about President Trump’s conduct as a candidate.
I frankly think the president’s continued attacks on now-late Sen. John McCain is something that’s regrettable and for which he should apologise
CNN's anchor Ana Cabrera also called out Trump on Sunday, when she said during a segment:
The president did use his direct line to the American people to take more cheap shots at an American war hero who is not even alive to defend himself.
Trump's comment comes only weeks after a conservative commentator at CPAC caused outrage after attacking "the ghost of John McCain". Both Meghan and her mother condemned those comments.