Meghan McCain: If Obama had disrespected the military like Trump, ‘my head would have exploded’

“The View” co-host Meghan McCain on Monday tore into President Trump’s criticism of a retired Navy admiral, urging her fellow conservatives to take it more seriously.

McCain listed a number of Trump’s recent actions that have drawn accusations of disrespect toward the military, saying that if former President Obama had done the same, Republicans would have been outraged.

{mosads}“We should be intellectually honest here at this table that if President Obama had missed Veterans Day or missed the Armistice ceremony in France for the 100th anniversary of World War I, my head would have exploded right here on this table in front of all of you,” she said.

Earlier this month, Trump canceled a visit to a U.S. military cemetery outside Paris, citing bad weather, and arrived late to a gathering of world leaders to mark the armistice. He later spoke at a ceremony in Paris honoring fallen American soldiers.

“I think there’s this whole collection of sort of disrespect towards the military and towards our veterans and towards our history that I don’t know if [Trump is] aware how intense it is for those of us who still respect our legacy, who still respect the military,” McCain said.

McCain’s comments come in response to Trump’s feud with retired Navy Adm. William McRaven, who led the 2011 mission to take out Osama bin Laden.

In a Fox News Sunday interview, Trump responded to McRaven’s past criticism of him by blasting him as a “Hillary Clinton fan” and an “Obama-backer.”

“Wouldn’t it have been nice if we got Osama bin Laden a lot sooner than that, wouldn’t it have been nice?” Trump said in the interview.

“We can’t be gaslit into thinking this is normal, especially as conservatives,” McCain said Monday. “Had president Obama done this, I 100 percent would be screaming bloody murder right here on this show.”

McRaven stood by his criticism of Trump’s attacks on the media.

“When you undermine the people’s right to a free press and freedom of speech and expression, then you threaten the Constitution and all for which it stands,” he said.

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