Donald Trump seems pathologically obsessed with complaining about the late John McCain, who served the state of Arizona as a Senator prior to his death. On Friday, in reference to the beginning of the Russia investigation, Trump posted on Twitter that folks should “Check out last in his class John McCain, one of the most overrated people in D.C.” Trump has previously complained about McCain’s decision to share a dossier with authorities that outlined serious alleged ties between Trump’s team and Russia, although McCain’s decision did not somehow spark the Russia investigation on its own. In response to Trump’s latest complaint about her father, Meghan McCain shamed Trump on Twitter.
Meghan commented as follows, directly addressing the outgoing president:
‘Two years after he died, you still obsess over my dad. It kills you that no one will ever love you or remember you like they loved and remember him. He served his country with honor, you have disgraced the office of the presidency. You couldn’t even pull it out in Arizona…’
Two years after he died, you still obsess over my dad. It kills you that no one will ever love you or remember you like they loved and remember him. He served his country with honor, you have disgraced the office of the presidency.
You couldn't even pull it out in Arizona… https://t.co/5RBH5LwvQz
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) December 18, 2020
President Donald Trump was the first Republican presidential nominee to lose the state of Arizona since the 1990s, when then-Democratic nominee Bill Clinton won the state. Biden also flipped Georgia, which also hadn’t gone to a Democratic presidential nominee since Clinton. After Trump’s loss in Arizona was confirmed, Meghan herself posted a humorous jab on Twitter about the situation, with a post featuring an image of her late father alongside a caption that read as follows: “I like people who don’t lose Arizona.” Infamously, Trump once derided John McCain’s time in the military with a similar statement, mockingly saying that he “[likes] people who weren’t captured.” McCain spent time as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War.
In light of tonight’s news….
*sorry I had to, the meme is too funny. pic.twitter.com/lo6xHqCbk0
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) November 13, 2020
Trump has kept up his antagonism of the McCains essentially ever since that original remark. Cindy McCain, John’s widow, endorsed Biden ahead of the presidential election, and rumors have swirled that she’ll get a job in the incoming Biden administration, if she wants the position. The Biden team has tried to reach out to Republicans — although many in GOP leadership positions have hesitated to acknowledge the basic reality of Biden’s win.