Cindy McCain, the wife of Sen. John McCain who is battling an aggressive form of brain cancer, said during an appearance on ABC’s “The View” Wednesday that the country doesn’t “need more bullying” from President Trump following his comments and the crowd’s boos on Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), in which the president criticized the senator’s vote last year against repealing ObamaCare.
“We need more compassion. We need more empathy. We need more togetherness in terms of working together. We don’t need more bullying, and I’m tired of it,” McCain said.
“You know we have much bigger things to worry about right now than to worry about what the president says,” McCain added.
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Meghan McCain, a “View” co-host, revealed that Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, had recently called and indicated that personal attacks against her father would cease.
Following the phone call, Meghan McCain said, “I really was under the impression that the sort of fight between our families and between him and my father, especially at this particular moment, would end.”
“I understand the argument that [Trump’s] talking about policy, and that’s the attack, but it’s still incredibly hurtful, especially after I’ve had this conversation with him on the phone, to have this moment of booing at CPAC — which is supposed to be the mothership of conservatism and the Republican Party,” Meghan McCain said.
“And I feel, quite frankly, very naive to have believed that this would be any different,” she added.
Last week, Meghan McCain blasted Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, over the “inexcusable” CPAC reaction to Trump’s remarks.
“Given what my family is going through right now and what my father has given to this country I would expect better from both you and the crowd, Matt. But please, continue making excuses for the inexcusable,” she tweeted.