Meghan McCain: My father would find it 'hilarious' Trump is 'jealous of him'

Meghan McCain mocked President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump administration eyes proposal to block jet engine sales to China: report Trump takes track to open Daytona 500 Brazile 'extremely dismayed' by Bloomberg record MORE on Wednesday, accusing him of being jealous of her late father, former Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainEleventh Democratic presidential debate to be held in Phoenix Moderate Democrats now in a race against the clock Biden on Graham's push for investigation: 'I don't know what happened' to him MORE (R-Ariz.).

The co-host of ABC's "The View" said her father would find it "hilarious" that the president was still publicly criticizing him months after his death.


“If I had told my dad, 'Seven months after you're dead, you're going to be dominating the news and all over Twitter,' he would think it was so hilarious that our president was so jealous of him that he was dominating the news cycle in death,” McCain told her co-hosts.

"Do not feel bad for me and my family," McCain continued. "We are blessed, we are a family of privilege. Feel bad for people out there who are being bullied who don't have support."

Her remarks come after Trump again attacked McCain over Twitter for voting against a Republican effort to repeal ObamaCare in 2017. Trump said the vote would be a "stain" on the legacy of the former senator, who died of brain cancer in August 2018.

On Monday, Trump stepped up his feud, telling reporters that he was "never a fan" of McCain and never would be.

A number of GOP senators criticized Trump for the remarks.

“I just want to lay it on the line, that the country deserves better, the McCain family deserves better,” Sen. Johnny IsaksonJohnny IsaksonProgressive group backs Senate candidates in Georgia, Iowa Overnight Health Care: Trump budget calls for cutting Medicaid, ACA by T | Trump proposes removing FDA authority over tobacco | Lawmakers frustrated by lack of emergency funds for coronavirus Anti-abortion group backs Loeffler's election campaign after opposing her Senate appointment MORE (R-Ga.) told The Bulwark, a conservative website, Wednesday. “I don’t care if he’s president of United States, owns all the real estate in New York, or is building the greatest immigration system in the world.”

On Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerBarr to testify before House Judiciary panel Graham won't call Barr to testify over Roger Stone sentencing recommendation Roger Stone witness alleges Trump targeted prosecutors in 'vile smear job' MORE (D-N.Y.) said he would reintroduce legislation to rename one of the Senate office buildings after McCain.