Meghan McCain isn’t happy with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner over their decision to attend her father’s funeral in September.
“The View” host, and daughter of the late Senator John McCain, opened up about the uncomfortable moment in an interview with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night.
Colbert praised the eulogy McCain delivered at her father’s funeral, reading an excerpt on “cheap rhetoric” that seemed to take a veiled jab at President Donald Trump and the uncomfortable relationship he had with the late senator.
“I have to ask, did you know that Jared and Ivanka Trump would be attending when you wrote this?” Colbert asked.
McCain explained that she had begun crafting the eulogy before her father passed, knowing that his diagnosis was terminal.
“The answer is no, I did not know they would be attending his funeral,” McCain said, acknowledging that the topic was strange to discuss.
McCain explained that she viewed their decision to attend the funeral as a violation of her own wishes:
“I mean, a funeral is obviously like a sacred time and I thought that my family had made it clear — at least I had — that Trumps are unwelcome around me and that my father had been sort of very clear about the line between the McCains and the Trumps. So I was surprised when they were there and it made me uncomfortable, and I hope I made them uncomfortable, honestly, with everything.”
Before McCain passed, it was reported that he expressed the desire for President Donald Trump to not attend his funeral. Ultimately, McCain’s funeral ceremony at Washington’s National Cathedral was attended by former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.
Meghan McCain explained on Tuesday that her father took part in the planning of his funeral to make it a “bridging for America and to be healing.”
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McCain made clear that she took issue with the Trump family before her father’s funeral, and she still does today.
“You know, it’s sort of a strange element to my life now that they attended and I wish they had chosen not to, out of respect if nothing more, for me, but it’s their call and I think American can judge on its own what they thought of that,” she said.
McCain also shared an anecdote about her father pushing her to accept her current position on “The View,” telling her that she could not pass on the opportunity to work with Whoopi Goldberg.