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

Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainWell-wishes pour in across media for Chris Cuomo after coronavirus diagnosis Clay Aiken podcast looks for political balance Meghan McCain announces pregnancy, plans to telecommute to 'The View' MORE on Thursday blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump fires intelligence community inspector general who flagged Ukraine whistleblower complaint Trump organization has laid off over 1000 employees due to pandemic: report Trump invokes Defense Production Act to prevent export of surgical masks, gloves MORE for “bullying widows at public rallies” after the president suggested during a rally that the late Rep. John DingellJohn DingellThe Memo: Trump tests limits of fiery attacks during crisis Overwhelming majority of voters say civility is needed in politics Lawmakers discuss how to work together in midst of impeachment fight MORE (D-Mich.) was “looking up” from hell.

The daughter of the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainDemocratic super PAC targets McSally over coronavirus response GOP senator suspending campaign fundraising, donating paycheck amid coronavirus pandemic Biden's pick for vice president doesn't matter much 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 TrumpMelania Trump urges Americans to wear face coverings in public Trump again tests negative for coronavirus Melania Trump speaks with Canada's first lady following her coronavirus recovery 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 DingellOvernight Energy: Trump rolls back Obama-era fuel efficiency standards | Controversial Keystone XL construction to proceed | Pressure mounts to close national parks amid pandemic Critics blast Trump mileage rollback, citing environment and health concerns Coronavirus stimulus package shouldn't leave out older Americans 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.