Meghan McCain hammered her fellow Republicans for staying silent about President Donald Trump’s latest racist attack — and complained that his slurs made her job harder.
“The View” co-host condemned Trump’s attack on four Democratic congresswomen that she has frequently criticized, and she was deeply disappointed to see Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) defend the president.
“It’s deeply xenophobic and racist on a lot of different levels,” McCain said. “My sister was not born in this country, okay? My sister wasn’t born here, she’s as American in every way as I am and everybody else. She also has been subjected to many racist political campaigns, which by the way, Lindsey Graham, you were present for. I remember seeing you there when it happened, so seeing that on ‘Fox & Friends’ was particularly, particularly hurtful.”
McCain has been strongly critical of the same Democratic lawmakers, and has accused Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) of anti-Semitism, but she said Trump had crossed a clear line.
“I have never gotten more heat in my entire career, in my entire life,” McCain said, “than I have for the criticism of Congresswoman Omar’s stance on Israel, which we have litigated at length on this show. It’s happened to me on other shows, as well. Stick to the politics. The problem is you’re making this about race, you’re making this about racism. You’re making this about what’s truly American, and it’s all these old racist dog whistles that have plagued this country for so long.”
McCain said she was personally embarrassed by the president’s attacks.
“For me, as the conservative representative on this show, I was so upset coming back yesterday,” she said. “I was in D.C. with my husband, and I came back, like, this is what people think all conservatives are now, and we are not.”
“The cowardice I’m seeing Republicans not speaking out and saying this today is embarrassing,” McCain added. “It’s deeply cowardly.”
McCain said she and Fox News broadcaster Geraldo Rivera were the only two conservatives who’ve spoken out against Trump’s attacks, which she found personally hurtful.
“It can’t just be me and Geraldo,” she said. “Somebody else has to come out against this. I’m serious, it is very petrifying that there is not one sitting member of Congress and come out against this on my side. It’s humiliating for me to be on TV right now.”
HBO’s Bill Maher slams Trump’s White House lawn press conferences: ‘Brought to you by Adderall’
HBO's "Real Time" host Bill Maher
"I've had so many sh*tty weeks, but this was a sh*tty week, I'm telling you," Maher said.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) called for a boycott of Maher's show this week.
"The one bright spot I could find, Trump finally found some white people to fight with. Denmark. He's fighting with Denmark, because, you know this, he's been wanting to buy Greenland
"By the way, today, Puerto Rico said, 'you don't take care of the islands you already have,'" he quipped.
Rachel Maddow reveals 9 major reasons so many Democrats are running against Trump in 2020
The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC listed nine major reasons Democrats are running to take on President Donald Trump in 2020.
"As we close in on the third round of Democratic presidential primary debates, the acute angle of the funnel that the candidates are going through right now is starting to pinch a little bit," Maddow noted.
"I think it’s fair to say that the Democratic Party knew that a lot of people were going to get into this presidential primary to try to earn the right to challenge this incumbent president. Right? It’s not rocket science to figure that out," she continued. "It’s nothing personal about the president."
WATCH: Joy Reid warns Trump is going to ‘tank the U.S. economy — just before Christmas’
MSNBC's Joy Reid warned President Donald Trump is going to 'tank' the United States economy.
Reid was interviewed by Chris Hayes on a broadcast of "All In" with a live studio crowd on Friday.
"This new round of tariffs would increase everything," Reid noted. "Something like 70% of what you buy in Walmart is sourced from China."
"And so if you raise the prices — that’s tariffs are -- by 25% or 30%, you are essentially going to tank the U.S. economy just before Christmas," she warned.
"Kicking brown people out of the country is expensive," she said.
"If you're willing to go broke, if you are willing to lose your farm, willing to lose everything because you hate brown people so much you are willing to literally kill yourself economically for it," she said.