February 8 at 10:38 a.m.
Meghan McCain, the daughter of the late Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), Said on Thursday she wished that President Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, had not attended his father's funeral.
"I wish they had chosen not out of respect, but for nothing else for me," said McCain, one of the hosts of "The View," during an appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."
"A funeral is an obviously sacred time, and I thought my family had made it clear, at least I had done it, that the Trumps are not welcome around me and that my father had been very clear about the line between the McCains and the Triumphs, so I was surprised when they were there, "McCain said.
[Meghan McCain just called Trump’s ‘obsession’ with her late father ‘pathetic’]
Trump and John McCain had a bitter relationship in recent years before McCain's death in August. Trump once said that McCain, who spent more than five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, "was not a war hero" and continued to snub the senator throughout his battle with brain cancer for his vote against a draft Republican Party health law, among other things.
McCain, in turn, made no effort to criticize the president for his foreign policy and other issues, including a denunciation of Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki last year.
Colbert asked Meghan McCain earlier in the Thursday night segment if she knew that Ivanka Trump and Kushner, both White House aides, would be in the audience at the National Cathedral in Washington when she delivered her compliment. It included what many saw as a lightly veiled blow on Trump.
Meghan McCain said during the eulogy that his father represented "greatness," not "cheap rhetoric of men who will never approach the sacrifice he gave so voluntarily, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who lived lives of comfort and privilege."
McCain told Colbert that she had written the eulogy before her father died and that she did not expect Trump's daughter and son-in-law to attend.
"It surprised me when they were there, and that made me feel uncomfortable, and I hope it makes them feel uncomfortable, honestly," he said. "But it is their decision and I believe that the United States can judge for itself what they thought of that and what they thought of my praise."