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Meghan McCain: Trump’s legacy is DC looking like a ‘war zone’

Greg Nash

“The View” co-host Meghan McCain said Tuesday that President Trump would be remembered mostly for turning Washington, D.C., into a “war zone” for the last days of his presidency.

During an episode that aired the last full day of Trump’s term, McCain excoriated the president over the security concerns surrounding President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, which come following the massive, violent riot that overtook the Capitol on Jan. 6.

“Look, D.C., it’s not an exaggeration or hubris to say it looks like a war zone right now,” McCain said. “If this is anyone’s definition of making America great, I don’t know who they are.”

“By all accounts or anyone’s metric, he’s leaving as a failure in a lot of ways,” she continued, adding of the city: “To leave it looking like a war zone will be his legacy.”

McCain, a conservative commentator, sparred frequently with Trump over the course of his 2016 campaign and time in office, in particular over his insults and criticism directed toward her father, the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Earlier this month, she called on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and declare Trump unfit for office following the attack on the Capitol, which left five dead.

“He didn’t disavow it, he didn’t send in the National Guard and then he called them special and said we love them,” McCain said a day after the assault, referring to the president’s comments in a video message directed at the rioters.

“We have to get him out immediately,” she added. “Because this cannot stand.”

Tags Biden inauguration Capitol breach Capitol riot Donald Trump Joe Biden John McCain Meghan McCain Mike Pence The View U.S. Capitol riot

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