As he attempts to consolidate enough support to get re-elected in 2020, President Donald Trump keeps throwing sticks of dynamite. In recent days, he again took to lambasting the late Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), and his prominent conservative commentator daughter Meghan took on the criticism during Monday’s edition of The View, which she co-hosts.
She’d previously responded to the president’s lies about her father on Twitter, but she continued the discussion with her co-hosts this week.
Joy Behar suggested that longtime McCain friend Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has only jumped ship and become such an avid Trump supporter because he hopes to use the association to cruise towards re-election, which the host asserts is a “big error.” Graham has offered no direct public condemnation of the president, even though he literally lied about his fallen associate, claiming McCain to have distributed former British spy Christopher Steele’s collection of allegations about Trump/Russia collusion to the media before the 2016 elections. McCain only learned of the dossier after the election, and he never shared it with members of the media, only the FBI.
All Graham had to say about McCain was the outlandishly vague:
‘Nothing about his service will ever be changed or diminished.’
Meghan stayed quiet on the issue of Graham’s behavior, but she spared no words in mincing the president’s belligerence that’s seen him completely take leave of reality at her family’s expense.
She confidently railed:
‘He spends his weekend obsessing over great men because he knows it, and I know it, and all of you know it — he will never be a great man. My father was his kryptonite in life, and he’s his kryptonite in death… All of us have love and families, and when my father was alive, up until adulthood, we would spend our time together cooking, and hiking, fishing — really celebrating life, and I think it’s because he almost died. I just thought — your life is spent on weekends not with your family, not with your friends, but obsessing — obsessing — over great men you could never live up to. That tells you everything you need to know about his pathetic life.’
Behar had previously joked that Trump’s family doesn’t even want to spend time with him. Meghan suggested she felt sorry for the Trump family having Donald as a patriarch, but Behar asserted that they were all in with him on the mess.
McCain’s Monday commentary mirrors what she shared on Twitter Saturday, when after Trump ranted about “stains” on her father’s legacy, she asserted “No one will ever love” Trump the way her father was loved and suggested he spend time with his own family instead of “obsessing” over hers.
His lies about McCain are not the only nonsense he spread over the weekend. He also suggested that people taking issue with Fox hosts Jeanine Pirro and Tucker Carlson for suggesting hijabs indicate disloyalty to the United States and rhetoric like a defense of child marriage, respectively, represent a fake news conspiracy “to SILENCE a majority of our Country” in which the options for the right include to “be strong & prosper” or “be weak & die.”
It goes on and on from there. He also suggested that there should be a federal investigation into late night shows including Saturday Night Live for being critical of his presidency — seriously!
Featured Image via Screenshot from the video