President Donald Trump spent the weekend watching televisions and venting his grievances on Twitter, including yet another attack on the late Sen. John McCain.
The senator’s daughter Meghan McCain responded in kind, and then Monday on “The View” expressed pity that the president seemed to have nothing better to do with his time than watch TV and rant about what he’d seen.
“He spends his weekend obsessing over great men because he knows it and I know it and everyone knows it, he will never be a great man,” McCain said. “My father was his kryptonite in life, he was his kryptonite in death.”
McCain has routinely defended her father from the president’s insults, but she expressed pity for what those attacks demonstrated.
“All of us have love and families, and when my father was alive up until adulthood, we would spend our time together cooking, hiking, fishing, cooking, really celebrating life, and I think it’s because he almost died,” McCain said. “I just thought, your life is spent on weekends not with your family, not with your friends but obsessing, obsessing over great men you could never live up to. That tells you everything you needed to know about his pathetic life.”
The late senator was known for his friendship with fellow Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, but McCain was stonily silent at the mention of the Trump-backing lawmaker’s name.
“On top of that, Lindsey Graham,” said co-host Joy Behar, “I have a bone to pick with him because Lindsey Graham — I know he’s your godfather or something.”
McCain declined to comment, but asked Behar to continue.
“Lindsey Graham was John McCain’s best friend,” Behar said.
McCain quickly interjected: “Joe Lieberman is.”
“Joe Lieberman No. 1 and Lindsey No. 2, is that about right?” Behar said, as McCain grimaced and shook her head.
“He was in the room,” joked host Whoopi Goldberg, who returned from a lengthy illness.
Behar shamed Graham for turning against his late friend and defending the president’s insults.
“Lindsey Graham is making a huge error right now,” Behar said, “in believing that this man will ever ever back him up, because Lindsey is crawling to the president so that he can get re-elected, and Trump is acting like a sadist towards Lindsey Graham, putting him between a rock and a hard place and saying, okay, bow to me even more now.”
Babies born near oil and gas wells are up to 70% more likely to have congenital heart defects, new study shows
Researchers at the University of Colorado studied pregnant women who are among the 17 million Americans living within a mile from an active oil or gas well
Proximity to oil and gas sites makes pregnant mothers up to 70 percent more likely to give birth to a baby with congenital heart defects, according to a new study.
Led by Dr. Lisa McKenzie at the University of Colorado, researchers found that the chemicals released from oil and gas wells can have serious and potentially fatal effects on babies born to mothers who live within a mile of an active well site—as about 17 million Americans do.
Mueller testimony ‘is going to be a devastating day for the president’: former White House lawyer
The eyes of the nation will be on Capitol Hill on Wednesday when former special counsel Robert Mueller publicly testifies before Congress.
Mueller, who was a federal prosecutor, top DOJ official, and director of the FBI before serving as special counsel, is scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning and the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday afternoon.
"As Democrats prepare for the arrival of special counsel Robert Mueller on Capitol Hill next week, their plans for his day of wall-to-wall testimony is becoming clearer: if Donald Trump were anyone but the president, he would be charged with the crimes Mueller uncovered," MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace reported on Friday.
WATCH: Trump blurts out a massive lie about Dem congresswomen — after being asked about Melania
President Donald Trump on Friday falsely accused Democratic congresswomen of using the phrase "evil Jews."
Trump ignited a firestorm over the weekend after saying that the congresswomen of color should "go back" to their countries of origin. At a rally on Wednesday, his supporters chanted "send her back" after Trump attacked one of them, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).
But on Friday, Trump insisted the congresswomen were the real racists.
"You know what is racist to me? When somebody goes out and says the horrible things about our country, the people of our country, that are anti-Semitic, that hate everybody, that speak with scorn and hate -- that to me is really a very dangerous thing," Trump said.