ABC's "The View" co-host Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainKinzinger is first GOP lawmaker to call on Gaetz to resign Meghan McCain calls on Gaetz to resign Meghan McCain criticizes Biden for lack of action on Russia, Navalny MORE on Tuesday said she believed a report from The Atlantic that President TrumpDonald TrumpDC goes to the dogs — Major and Champ, that is Biden on refugee cap: 'We couldn't do two things at once' Taylor Greene defends 'America First' effort, pushes back on critics 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 McCainCongress brings back corrupt, costly, and inequitably earmarks Trump knocks CNN for 'completely false' report Gaetz was denied meeting The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - Biden, lawmakers start down a road with infrastructure 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 GoldbergJill Biden to appear in 'Sesame Street' documentary Fox News's Dean says 'View' won't book her over Cuomo criticism Whoopi Goldberg goes viral for reaction to Meghan McCain's comments on Meghan Markle's Oprah interview 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 SandersAndrew Giuliani planning run for New York governor Trump appears at Sarah Huckabee Sanders campaign event Trump likely to form new super PAC 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."