Meghan McCain blasts Trump for 'bullying widows at a public rallies'

Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMeghan McCain grills Psaki on 'hypocrisy' over migrant children facility Sinema goes viral for wearing 'Dangerous Creature' sweater on Senate floor Meghan McCain calls for Biden to remove Fauci MORE on Thursday blasted President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' MORE for “bullying widows at public rallies” after the president suggested during a rally that the late Rep. John DingellJohn DingellRaces heat up for House leadership posts Democrats flubbed opportunity to capitalize on postal delays COVID-19 bill limiting liability would strike the wrong balance MORE (D-Mich.) was “looking up” from hell.

The daughter of the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainFormer Trump Defense chief Esper to join McCain Institute We need an independent 1/6 commission that the whole country can have confidence in GOP targets Manchin, Sinema, Kelly on Becerra MORE (R-Ariz.), who was frequently a target of Trump's ire even after his passing, called out the president's comments as “horrific,” “SICK” and “cruel” in a pair of tweets.

“It’s hard for me to eloquently say how disgusted I am by this,” McCain posted. “I am just so deeply sorry the Dingell family is being subjected to this bile. Is this what the Trump family version of #BeBest is? Bullying widows at a public rallies? SICK.”


McCain referenced first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - FBI director testifies on Jan. 6 Capitol attack Overnight Health Care: Senate to vote on .9 trillion relief bill this week | J&J vaccine rollout begins | CDC warns against lifting restrictions Trump has been vaccinated for coronavirus MORE’s Be Best campaign, which aims at combating cyber bullying.

She also said she is “sending strength” to the Dingell family, specifically the late representative’s wife, Rep. Debbie DingellDeborah (Debbie) Ann DingellLawmakers offer gun control bill to end 'boyfriend loophole' Michigan Democrat Dingell on violent rhetoric: 'I've had men in front of my house with assault weapons' Dingell 'very concerned' about lowering threshold for stimulus MORE (D-Mich.), who succeeded him in office. 

“Take heed in knowing he only attacks people for whom he is threatened by their great legacies,” McCain wrote. “History will forever judge him very harshly.”


Cindy McCain, the widow of John McCain, also addressed Debbie Dingell in response to the president’s remarks. 

“I’m terribly sorry,” Cindy McCain wrote. “Please know I am thinking about you.”

Trump attacked the John Dingell at his rally in Battle Creek, Mich., by saying “maybe he’s looking up” instead of down from heaven. He criticized the late representative over Debbie Dingell's support for impeachment after previously thanking the president for giving the former congressman, in Trump's words, “A-plus treatment” after his death.

The White House has defended his comments, saying that the president is a "counter-puncher."

Dingell responded in a statement to Trump’s remarks saying, “You brought me down in a way you can never imagine and your hurtful words just made my healing much harder.” 

The president previously criticized McCain publicly a number of times after his death last year.