Meghan McCain says family has ‘blood feud’ with Trump after he attacks her over Ivanka comments

TV star responds after former president comments he ‘made it possible for her father to have the world’s longest funeral’

Harriet Sinclair
Sunday 24 October 2021 21:41
Comments

Meghan McCain has continued her “blood feud” with Donald Trump, after he branded her a “bully” and a “lowlife” for comments she made about “funeral crashers” Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.

“My first reaction was, ‘Thanks for the publicity’,” said Ms McCain in an interview with Fox News’ Media Buzz on Sunday in response to Mr Trump’s comments. “He really has a way of helping people get publicity for their books.”

But she made it clear that her thoughts on the former president go deeper, adding: “My family and him have a blood feud at this point.

“It’s about what conservatism looks like post-Trump which I think is something Republicans will really have to take a hard look at one way or another if he ends up running in 2024.”

Mr Trump launched a tirade against the former host of The View after she said that Ivanka and Jared had “no business” attending the funeral of her father, the late Senator John McCain.

“Isn’t it funny that Meghan McCain, who has always been a bully and basically a lowlife, is now complaining that it was she who was bullied by the Slobs and Radical Left maniacs of ‘The View’,” Mr Trump said in a statement shared on Twitter by his publicist.

He also took a swipe at Ms McCain’s father, saying: “At the request of many of her representatives, I made it possible for her father to have the world’s longest funeral, designed and orchestrated by him, even though I was never, to put it mildly, a fan.”

Mr Trump’s vicious attack on Ms McCain appeared to be a response to Ms McCain telling Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, which aired on Thursday, that she was still angry that Ivanka and Jared attended her father’s funeral.

“They should never have come,” Ms McCain said. “I remember seeing them and seeing her specifically. They had no God-d*** business being there and it’s something that still angers me, clearly.”

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged in