Meghan McCain had some choice words for First Lady Melania and First Daughter Ivanka in the wake of President Trump’s cruel comments about Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and his suggestion that her late husband Democratic Representative John Dingell might be in hell “looking up.”
The president made the vile remarks at a rally this past Wednesday. Dingell, a beloved Congressman who was known for his compassion and stalwart advocacy for his constituents passed away in February. He was a frequent, articulate critic of the Trump administration, which explains Trump’s ire but certainly doesn’t excuse it.
TRUMP: "Debbie Dingell, that's a real beauty. … She calls me up … 'John would be so thrilled. He's looking down, he'd be so thrilled. Thank you so much sir.' I said, ‘That's okay, don't worry about it.’ Maybe he's looking up, I don't know." pic.twitter.com/PjqFQ71g0f
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) December 19, 2019
On The View this morning, Meghan McCain—whose own late father Senator John McCain was attacked by Trump in life and after his passing—started by recounting Dingell’s proud legacy.
“He was the longest-serving member of Congress in History, he was a World War II veteran, he was an absolute lion on Capitol Hill, one of the Ted Kennedyesque people forever,” she said.
“At Trump’s rally last night he made disparaging comments about him basically looking up from hell,” Mccain explained, to the audience’s audible shock.
“I know, yes. Saying that he gave him a great funeral. In all candidness, Congresswoman Dingell reached out to me this morning. There is a special kind of horrific monstrosity in this man that does this type of thing to widows. My mother has also reached out to her,” McCain went on before explaining how many conservatives are torn over Trump. Many aren’t convinced that he should be impeached, but then they see him engage in this kind of inexcusable behavior and they lose all sympathy for him.
Soon after, McCain turned her focus to the Trump women.
“Can I just say one more thing? The Be Best anti-bullying crap, I don’t want to hear any more from anybody,” McCain said, referencing the First Lady’s much-mocked, hypocritical anti-bullying initiative. “I don’t want to hear it from Ivanka, I don’t want to hear it from Melania. Until you get him in line when it comes to disparaging people,” she went on. “When you’re disparaging widows and people who have served the country and war heroes who have passed, again, I know something about it, until you get them in line, you are complicit in this as well,” McCain said.
While McCain is usually wrong about most things, she is absolutely spot-on in this case. Trump is not the only one responsible for his disgusting behavior. All of the people in his administration and his family who continue to enable him by refusing to speak out against his myriad degradations bear culpability. There is no excuse for silence in the face of such evil.
.@MeghanMcCain reacts to Pres. Trump’s comments about the late long-serving Rep. John Dingell at a campaign rally in Michigan last night, saying “There is a special kind of horrific monstrosity in [Trump] that does this type of thing to widows.” https://t.co/wcQLY48C1o pic.twitter.com/p0uCiXnCJf
— The View (@TheView) December 19, 2019