Meghan McCain didn’t know that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner would attend her father’s funeral – and she wishes they hadn’t.
“It made me uncomfortable,” McCain told Stephen Colbert when she was a guest on “The Late Show” Thursday night. “And I hope I made them uncomfortable, honestly.”
McCain, a co-host of “The View,” also said that she is very much a conservative – but that if former Vice President Joe Biden runs for president and gets the Democratic nomination, “I’m going to have to quit television because I can’t say anything bad about him.”
Colbert noted that it was McCain’s first visit to “The Late Show” since her father, U.S. Sen. John McCain, died in August.
“I’m sorry for your loss and the loss of our nation,” Colbert said. “He was a great man.”
Colbert then discussed McCain’s eulogy at the memorial service for her father, and asked if she knew Kushner and Trump would be there. (The McCain family had stated before the senator’s death that President Donald Trump wasn’t invited to the memorial. The two men often feuded, and during Trump’s presidential campaign, he said of McCain, “I like people that weren’t captured,” a reference to McCain’s years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.)
“I didn’t actually think about who would be attending the funeral, strangely,” McCain said. “The answer is no, I did not know they would be attending his funeral. 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 very clear about the line between the McCains and the Trumps. So I was surprised when they were there.”
It doesn’t sound as if time has healed any of the wounds, either.
“I really want it made very clear that the Trumps have beef with me then, and in the words of Cardi B, they’re going to have beef with me forever, and I’m not going to forget,” she said. “It’s sort of a strange element to my life, now, that they attended. I wish they had chosen not to, out of respect, if nothing more, for me.
“But it’s their call. I think America can judge on its own what they thought of that, and what they thought of my eulogy.”
This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Meghan McCain slams first family to Stephen Colbert: ‘The Trumps are unwelcome around me’
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