Meghan McCain: My dad hates Rand Paul
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Sen. John McCainJohn McCainMcCain defends McMaster from right-wing media attacks After ObamaCare repeal failure, look to the center Challenger’s super PAC accuses Flake of betraying voters in new ad MORE's (R-Ariz.) daughter said on Wednesday that her father and Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulGlimmer of hope in bipartisan criminal justice reform effort Trump barrage stuns McConnell and his allies No. 2 Senate Republican backs McConnell in Trump fight MORE (R-Ky.) "hate each other."

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Meghan McCain appeared on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show to promote her “TakePart Live” talk show on Pivot TV. When Stern asked the 29-year-old what her father thinks of the Tea Party favorite, she quickly replied, “They hate each other.”

She repeated the sentiment before wondering aloud if it had previously been publicly disclosed.

“In a fistfight, I’m pretty sure your dad can kick [Paul’s] ass,” Stern quipped to McCain.

“Yeah,” the Vietnam War veteran’s daughter said, “My father’s 76 years old and he can still throw down.” McCain, born in 1936, is actually 78 years old.

McCain and Paul have had a notoriously prickly relationship that has included a number of public spats. The former GOP presidential candidate famously called Paul, Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzThe Memo: Trump tries to quiet race storm Cruz calls for Justice Department investigation into Charlottesville violence THE MEMO: Trump's base cheers attacks on McConnell MORE (R-Texas) and Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashThe five kinds of Republicans who could primary Trump Overnight Defense: Military won't lift transgender ban until Trump sends directions | House passes national security spending | Russian sanctions bill heads to Trump Overnight Finance: House passes spending bill with border wall funds | Ryan drops border tax idea | Russia sanctions bill goes to Trump's desk | Dems grill bank regulator picks MORE (R-Mich.) “wacko birds” in 2013.

When asked last year in an interview if he would vote for Paul or Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonOPINION | Tomi Lahren: The left politicizes tragedy — as usual Hunting for the real Trump on Charlottesville New Trump campaign emails show efforts to set up Russia meetings: report MORE if either made a White House run in 2016, McCain responded with a laugh, “It’s gonna be a tough choice.”

But any tensions appeared to have eased, at least temporarily, when McCain said last month that he would indeed support Paul if the Kentucky senator is the Republican nominee. “I’ve seen him grow, and I’ve seen him mature, and I’ve seen him become more centrist,” McCain told The New Yorker.

Paul’s office had no comment on Meghan McCain’s remarks. McCain’s office didn’t immediately respond to ITK’s request for comment.