SALT LAKE CITY — Meghan McCain said this week that she wishes Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner — who are President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law and senior advisors — had not attended the funeral of her father, Sen. John McCain, CNN reports.
She said on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”that she wasn’t told that Trump and Kushner would attend the funeral. This came after it was widely reported that McCain didn’t want Donald Trump to attend his funeral.
She said she hoped her eulogy made them uncomfortable, too, in which she blasted "cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice (her father) gave so willingly,” according to CNN.
Here’s more of what she told Cobert:
- "I thought that my family had made it clear, or at least I had, that the Trumps are unwelcome around me, and that my father had been sort of very clear about the line between the McCains and the Trumps," she said on Colbert’s show. "So I was surprised when they were there. And it made me uncomfortable, and I hope I made them uncomfortable, honestly, with everything."
- "I wish they had chosen not to, out of respect, if nothing more, for me," she added. "But it's their call, and I think America can judge on its own what they thought of that and what they thought of my eulogy."
She made similar comments in an interview with People magazine.34 comments on this story
- "I didn’t know they were coming, I didn’t know until I saw them there," McCain said in the interview with People magazine, according to Fox News. "I looked over and saw them and well … they got to listen to what I had to say."
McCain has a history of going against the Trumps. Most recently, she said there’s a difference between being Republican and voting for Trump, which I wrote about for the Deseret News.
She told Van Jones on “The Van Jones Show”that she is still a member of the Republican Party continues to vote on the Republican ticket, even if it means she doesn’t support President Donald Trump.