“The View” co-host Meghan McCain, the daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), said she was “horrified” shortly after President Trump’s joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.
“I don’t have anything quippy to tweet. I’m horrified,” McCain tweeted, adding that she has “never been more proud of the fact that Putin hates” her father “so much, he personally sanctioned him on Russia’s enemies list.”
I don’t have anything quippy to tweet. I’m horrified – and have never been more proud of the fact that Putin hates my father so much he personally sanctioned him on Russia’s enemies list.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) July 16, 2018
The Hill added:
Trump drew instant backlash during his press conference with Putin on Monday after he downplayed the Russian government’s interference in the 2016 presidential election and slammed the special counsel investigation.
“The probe is a disaster for our country. I think it’s kept us separated. There was no collusion at all. Everybody knows it,” Trump said just days after special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking DNC servers during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Asked directly if he believed Putin or his own intelligence community, which concluded that the Russians were behind the hacking and other interference, the president cast doubt on the cyber-attack and ripped US investigations into Russia while standing beside the Russian leader.
“So let me just say that we have two thoughts. You have groups that are wondering why the FBI never took the server, why haven’t they taken the server. Why was the FBI told to leave the office of the Democratic National Committee. I’ve been wondering that. I’ve been asking that for months and months and I’ve been tweeting it out and calling it out on social media. Where is the server? I want to know where is the server and what is the server saying?” he said as Putin stood just several feet away during a joint press conference in Helsinki.
“What happened to Hillary Clinton’s e-mails, 33,000 e-mails gone, just gone. I think in Russia, they wouldn’t be gone so easily. I think it’s a disgrace that we can’t get Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 e-mails.”
“My people came to me, [Director of National Intelligence] Dan Coats came to me, some others, they said they think it’s Russia. I have President Putin. He just said it’s not Russia. I will say this, I don’t see any reason why it would be,” he added.