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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 McCainBiden and Schumer face battles with left if Democrats win big Trump digs in on conspiracy theory over bin Laden raid At 97, Bob Dole is still fighting for his country 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 GoldbergABC's Martha Raddatz says she didn't see a lot of 'enthusiasm for Joe Biden' in cross-country trip Meghan McCain says she believes report Trump called fallen soldiers 'losers' On The Money: Treasury, SBA to disclose small business loans of 0K and above | Apple closes stores in states with spikes in coronavirus cases | Artists call on Congress to help club and concert venues during pandemic 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 Elizabeth SandersSarah Sanders on Trump's reported war dead criticism: 'Those comments didn't happen' Sarah Sanders memoir reportedly says Trump joked she should hook up with Kim Jong Un McEnany stamps her brand on White House press operation 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."