Cindy McCain and her daughter, Meghan, say the country doesn’t “need more bullying” from President TrumpDonald TrumpBaldwin calls Trump criticism following 'Rust' shooting 'surreal' Haley hits the stump in South Carolina Mary Trump files to dismiss Trump's lawsuit over NYT tax story MORE following his remarks critical of Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainGOP senators appalled by 'ridiculous' House infighting MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace, Chris Christie battle over Fox News Trump's attacks on McConnell seen as prelude to 2024 White House bid MORE (R-Ariz.) last week.
“We need more compassion. We need more empathy. We need more togetherness in terms of working together. We don’t need more bullying, and I’m tired of it,” Cindy McCain, wife of the Arizona Republican, said during an appearance on ABC’s “The View” on Wednesday.
Cindy McCain’s comments came after co-host Whoopi Goldberg asked her to respond to Trump’s Friday comments at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), in which the president slammed the senator’s vote last year against scrapping ObamaCare. Trump’s comments lead to the crowd booing John McCain, who has been battling an aggressive form of brain cancer.
“You know we have much bigger things to worry about right now than to worry about what the president says,” Cindy McCain said.
Meghan McCain, a “View” co-host, revealed that Trump and his wife, Melania TrumpMelania TrumpBidens to attend Kennedy Center Honors following Trumps' absence The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden's message on the 'omicron' variant Jill Biden unveils traditional White House holiday décor MORE, had recently called and indicated that personal attacks against her father would cease.
Following the phone call, Meghan McCain said, “I really was under the impression that the sort of fight between our families and between him and my father, especially at this particular moment, would end.”
“I understand the argument that [Trump’s] talking about policy, and that’s the attack, but it’s still incredibly hurtful, especially after I’ve had this conversation with him on the phone, to have this moment of booing at CPAC — which is supposed to be the mothership of conservatism and the Republican Party,” Meghan McCain said.
“And I feel, quite frankly, very naive to have believed that this would be any different,” she added.
Meghan McCain last week also slammed Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, over the “inexcusable” CPAC incident.
"Given what my family is going through right now and what my father has given to this country I would expect better from both you and the crowd, Matt. But please, continue making excuses for the inexcusable," she tweeted.