“The View” host Meghan McCain said she wasn’t terribly troubled by a White House staffer mocking her father’s cancer, because she said the diagnosis had given her a new perspective on life.
Her father, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), had urged his Senate colleagues to reject Gina Haspel as CIA director due to her oversight of torture, and Trump administration aide Kelly Sadler said his opinion was irrelevant because “he’s dying anyway.”
“First, (what) I just want to say is don’t feel bad for me or my family, we’re really strong,” McCain said. “There’s so much more love and prayer and amazing energy being generated towards us than anything negative at all, and I feel so blessed. My dad’s actually doing really well right now, and I believe in the power of prayer, and I think it’s helping. So I want to thank the positivity of people with that.”
Then she hit Sadler, a special assistant to President Donald Trump, with some metaphysical truth.
“The other thing I want to say, Kelly — here’s a little news flash, and this may be a bit intense for 11 o’clock in the morning on Friday — we’re all dying,” McCain said. “I’m dying, you’re dying, we’re all dying. Since my dad has been diagnosed the past — almost a year, July 19 — I really feel like I understand the meaning of life, and it is not how you die. It’s how you live.”
She said the brain cancer diagnosis, and her dad’s battle, had given her a new philosophical outlook — but she took a parting shot at the president for encouraging Sadler’s behavior.
“I’m not scared of death anymore — I’m just not,” McCain said. “Whatever you want to say in this kind of environment, the thing that surprises me most is … I don’t understand what kind of environment you’re working in when that would be acceptable and you can come to work the next day and still have a job. That’s all I have to say about it.”
Trump is facing massive criticism for his attacks on young women of color in Congress
US President Donald Trump came under fire from Democrats and even some members of his own Republican Party on Monday after launching an extraordinary xenophobic attack on four progressive Democratic congresswomen.
"All they do is complain," Trump told reporters at a White House event featuring products "Made in America."
"These are people that hate our country," he said of the four lawmakers. "If you're not happy here, you can leave."
Trump also accused the four first-term congresswomen -- who are of Hispanic, Arab, Somali and African American origin -- of having "love" for US "enemies like Al-Qaeda."
Trump’s campaign is spending massively at his own businesses — and even more on lawyers
President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign filed their latest campaign finance reports on Monday.
Anna Massoglia, a researcher at the money in politics watchdog group Open Secrets, dissected the numbers and made two startling discoveries.
In the three months covered, from April through June, Trump's campaign and affiliated joint fundraising committees spent $326,094.24 at Trump businesses, including six figures at both Mar-a-Lago and Trump Hotel DC.
Trump's campaign also spent over $1.3 million on legal bills. He spent approximately $7 million on legal bills in 2018, Massoglia noted.
Trump is ‘one pointy white hat shy of a Klan rally’: GOP strategist Rick Wilson ripped Trump as a ‘flagrant racist’ on MSNBC
Republican strategy ripped President Donald Trump for being a "flagrant racist" during a Monday night appearance on MSNBC.
Lawrence O'Donnell interviewed Wilson about Trump's latest nativist attacks on young women of color in Congress.
"Rick Wilson, is this a campaign strategy? Is this Donald Trump and his campaign advisers thinking, well, our only hope is going for the voters we already have and energizing them and getting them to come and squeak out that electoral formula once again?" O'Donnell asked.
"Absolutely, Lawrence. As everyone else stated on the show, it’s been obvious for a long time from the long arc of his dad to redling to the Central Park Five to birtherism to this stuff today, this guy, he's racist adjacent in of the best day of his life," Wilson is explained.