ABC's "The View" co-host Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMeghan McCain calls for CNN to fire Cuomo Abby Huntsman blames 'View' exit on 'unbearable culture' McCain blasts Graham for refuting funeral remark about Kushner, Ivanka Trump MORE on Tuesday said she believed a report from The Atlantic that President TrumpDonald TrumpMedia giants side with Bannon on request to release Jan. 6 documents Cheney warns of consequences for Trump in dealings with Jan. 6 committee Jan. 6 panel recommends contempt charges for Trump DOJ official MORE referred to fallen U.S. soldiers in France as "losers."

During Tuesday's episode, McCain called the language purportedly used by the president while discussing his decision not to visit the graves of U.S. troops killed during World War I "familiar" to rhetoric he has used in the past when referring to her father, the late 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.).

"You know, Whoopi, I just feel like every three-to-six months I’m having a similar conversation with you where there’s a report of President Trump disparaging troops or my family,” McCain told her co-host Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg, Michele Tafoya debate racial progress on 'The View' Meghan McCain blames 'toxic' hostility for 'The View' exit 'Shark Tank' investor Barbara Corcoran apologizes for comments about Whoopi Goldberg on 'The View' MORE when asked about the story.


"This is familiar. It’s familiar language that President Trump has used publicly," she continued, adding: “I do believe President Trump probably said this."

Trump famously attacked McCain's father in 2015 over being a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, telling the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa: "He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured."

During the episode McCain also questioned former White House press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah SandersHow Biden should sell his infrastructure bill Trump expected to resume rallies in June Andrew Giuliani planning run for New York governor MORE Sanders on the story, who defended her former boss and repeated her earlier denials of The Atlantic's reporting, which has been confirmed at least in part by numerous other outlets independently since its publication.

"The president has a consistent history and pattern of saying incendiary things about people like my father, about people like the Khan family, about people like Lt. Col. Vindman," McCain told Sanders, referring to a Gold Star father, Khizr Khan, who slammed Trump during a 2016 speech at the Democratic National Convention.

"In the instance that was written about in The Atlantic, I was one of the few people in the room, I'm not an anonymous source, I'm going on the record, I'm telling you it didn't happen," Sanders responded.

Trump himself has vehemently denied The Atlantic's reporting, telling White House reporters in an early morning press conference that "only an animal would say things like that,” and calling the article "a hoax, written by a guy who’s got a tremendously bad history."