During a recent interview, Meghan McCain opened up about the process of grieving the loss of her father Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and her worries about the Republican party.
“I’m sad every single day. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with sharing that. I have moments where I think that I just can’t do anything anymore without him. And it’s a weird place to be in so many different ways. As a daughter, I’m grieving and I’m sad. As an American, I hate this country without him in it. I know that sounds awful. I don’t hate America but I just hate it without his leadership. I’m very — I’m sad all the time. I’m struggling with that sadness.”
She also spoke about how drastically she believes the country has changed under President Donald Trump’s leadership and how she is trying to learn how to navigate the changes.
“I’m just trying to survive in a lot of different ways and politically, as well, right now,” said McCain.
She claimed that she had trouble recognizing the values that she believed was part of the party.
“Something will come out of this in one way or the other but I don’t know if it will be the traditional Republican Party because Trump changed it so much,” McCain said. “Its character seems to be gone.”
“I just don’t think those are American characteristics,” said McCain. “It scares me a lot.”