Meghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine

Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainComedian Norm Macdonald dies following battle with cancer: report Meghan McCain joins Daily Mail as columnist 'The View' plans series of conservative women as temporary McCain replacements MORE said Friday that Democrats should give former President TrumpDonald TrumpUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Trump sues NYT, Mary Trump over story on tax history McConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling MORE “a little credit” for the COVID-19 vaccine.

During Friday’s episode of “The View,” McCain said giving Trump credit for the vaccine would help show that getting vaccinated is a bipartisan issue.

“If the White House truly wanted to show that this a bipartisan issue — that this is about getting everyone vaccinated, not just Democrats — they should give a little credit to President Trump,” McCain said.


McCain said that “Fast and Furious,” referring to Operation Warp Speed, really did work in accelerating the availability of coronavirus vaccines.

She further took aim at White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiReporters lodge complaint with White House over Biden-Johnson meeting access White House faces increased cries from allies on Haitian migrants Harris 'deeply troubled' by treatment of Haitian migrants MORE, who previously said that other former presidents “did not need an engraved invitation” to promote vaccinations.

“At this point, if it’s this serious that we’re going to lock down the country and masking everyone including, by the way, 2-year-olds, you should invite President Trump someone in Trumpland to help get the messaging out because until then we’re all being held hostage until this maybe never passes,” McCain said.


McCain made the comments as "The View" co-hosts were discussing House Republicans protesting the Capitol physician’s decision to reinstate a mask mandate.

The decision came after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated mask guidance to indicate that fully vaccinated residents in areas of “substantial” or “high” transmissions of COVID-19 should wear masks in certain settings amid the rise of the Delta variant of the coronavirus.

McCain said she has "very little hope we’re going to be pulling out of this." 

"I think there’s just going to be more variants and more variants and more variants and unfortunately, this is the new normal. And until we get new leadership in the White House, I don’t have hopes this is ever going to end,” she said.