Meghan McCain praised her late father, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), and slammed former President Trump on the third anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
“My dad was an American hero. An icon. A patriot that will be remembered throughout history,” McCain posted on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. “I cannot buy a bagel without someone approaching me about how much they loved and miss him.”
McCain’s comments came in response to a clip of Trump mocking John McCain’s injury that he sustained while being a prisoner of war in North Vietnam until 1973. He sustained injuries in an aircraft crash and at the hands of his captors that left him with lifelong ailments, including the inability to raise his arms above his head.
In the clip, Trump blamed John McCain for Obama care and mocked his disability.
“Obamacare is a catastrophe, nobody talks about it. You know, without John McCain, we would have had it done, but John McCain for some reason couldn’t get his arm up that day, remember?” Trump said, with a hand gesture, at a campaign event in Iowa. “He goes … like … that was the end of that.”
Meghan McCain called Trump out for his mockery and said “Trump is a piece of sh–, election denying, huckster whose own wife won’t campaign with him.”
John McCain served as an Arizona Senator from 1987 until he died in 2018. He served in the House of Representatives and was the Republican nominee in the 2008 election against former President Barack Obama.
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