Meghan McCain: It was ‘naïve’ to trust that Trump wouldn’t cruelly attack cancer-stricken father again
Cindy and Meghan McCain (Photo: Screen capture)

During an appearance on "The View" Wednesday, co-host Meghan McCain and her mother Cindy schooled President Donald Trump down on his lack of empathy and humanity.

Meghan said that Trump and Melania called her personally after she tweeted about stories she'd heard that the president was mocking her father's war injuries. They apologized and at that point made an agreement that Trump would refrain from attacking her father personally while he's fighting for his life with glioblastoma, a rare form of brain cancer that killed former Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden.

"I really was under the impression that this fight between our families and between him and my father, especially at this particular moment, would end," Meghan said. It didn't.

During Trump's speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week, however, Trump accused McCain of sinking the GOP's healthcare bill. Though, he didn't call out McCain by name.

"To have this moment of CPAC, which is supposed to be the mothership of conservatism and the Republican Party and to see booing at this specific moment in time was very hurtful," Meghan continued. "And I feel quite frankly very naive to have believed that this would have been any different."

Co-host Joy Behar agreed it was a mistake to believe anything Trump told her.

Mrs. McCain said that it seems the president fails to understand that there are many more important things happening due to the senator's leadership. She specifically cited a human trafficking bill that McCain worked on that was finally passed this week as well as other important policy initiatives. Instead Trump focuses on their internal war with each other and the senator's vote against the health bill.

"From my own feeling -- we need more compassion," Mrs. McCain said. "We need more empathy. We need more togetherness in terms of working together. We don't need more bullying and I'm tired of it."

Co-host Sunny Hostin agreed, wondering when it would end, but Behar said that it's never going to stop because it simply isn't in Trump's nature. She recalled when Trump mocked McCain for being captured during Vietnam.

"It's like the lowest level of character you can find," Behar continued.

"His ego doesn't allow for others to have accolades," said co-host Whoopi Goldberg about the president. "Whether they agree or not, people love your dad because he knows what is right and will stand up. It's why (Trump is) so pissed at Obama. Obama is off doing his thing, he doesn't care, but he has to keep bringing him up because he has to show he's doing better than Obama. Everything has to be bigger and better and everything has to be this. And when it comes to things where his failings are clear, he has to try to take down."

When it came to the discussion about Jared Kushner losing his security clearance, Mrs. McCain noted that the nepotism is running rampant in the White House.

"It's a broader discussion," Mrs. McCain said. "Nepotism shouldn't play a role in any of this at all. And you have two people that are very close to him whose purpose is not the country but about serving the man, and that's a problem because that's about serving your country."

Watch the full discussion below: