Meghan McCain hits Ivanka Trump’s defense of president’s Twitter: It’s not a ‘communication style,’ it’s ‘cruelty’
“The View” co-host Meghan McCain was quick to condemn senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump on Thursday after she defended her father’s use of Twitter and “unfiltered” comments before introducing the president at the Republican National Convention.
“Whether you agree with him or not, you always know where he stands. I recognize that my dad’s communication style is not to everyone’s taste,” Trump said in her speech while talking about President Trump. “And I know his Tweets can feel a bit unfiltered. But the results speak for themselves.”
Ivanka Trump speaks about the president at the #RNC2020: “I recognize that my dad’s communication style is not to everyone’s taste. And I know his tweets can feel a bit…unfiltered. But the results speak for themselves.” pic.twitter.com/KV7Dkr0u6p
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 28, 2020
“Dad, people attack you for being unconventional, but I love you for being real, and I respect you for being effective,” she went on to say toward the end of her speech.
McCain, the daughter of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) — a GOP lawmaker who was frequently attacked by Trump — quickly called out Ivanka Trump’s comments.
“It’s not a ‘communication style’, its cruelty and indecency,” she tweeted. “Trump said he didn’t like POW’s [prisoners of war] who were captured, implied my father was burning in hell after he died and constantly trashed him while he was fighting brain cancer. This is how they have lost all decent people.”
It’s not a “communication style”, its cruelty and indecency.
Trump said he didn’t like POW’s who were captured, implied my father was burning in hell after he died and constantly trashed him while he was fighting brain cancer. This is how they have lost all decent people.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) August 28, 2020
Trump has repeatedly hit John McCain, who often spoke out against Trump’s policy positions after he entered the White House. Trump has most often attacked McCain for voting against repealing the Affordable Care Act. McCain’s was the deciding vote against the GOP’s push to overhaul former President Obama’s signature health care plan.
McCain died in 2018 at the age of 81 after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer.
Trump has been known for his frequent Twitter feuds and the use of the social media platform to attack his critics. The president has defended his actions on the platform, saying Twitter allows him to share his thoughts directly with people and not through the media.
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