Meghan McCain seemed genuinely surprised to learn Donald Trump Jr. was not quite as popular with Republicans as she had claimed.
“The View” hosted a discussion of a new Atlantic report on President Donald Trump’s family “dynasty,” and the conservative McCain made clear she didn’t like Ivanka Trump but praised the president’s eldest son for his political talents.
“Donald Trump Jr. has a 75 percent approval rating in Montana,” McCain said, and co-host Joy Behar jokingly asked how many people lived there. “On the campaign trail he’s one of the biggest fundraisers for the RNC. Apparently in red America he’s like a folk hero and has turned into the person that’s been the most beneficial in the administration, when Ivanka — and I still don’t know what she does all day — hasn’t lived up to the hype. I felt that way before reading this. I know she does women’s initiatives but it’s nebulous.”
Behar and the show’s producers were ready with a fact check, showing video from a sparsely attended political rally headlined by Trump Jr. in eastern Kentucky.
“Junior had a rally and this is who showed up — 200 people,” Behar said.
“Oh, really?” McCain said, pointing at the video screen. “That’s who showed up?”
“More people resigned from the Republican Party,” Behar said. “That’s who showed up, 200 people. He’s not popular. Maybe the three (people) in Montana, that’s it.”
WATCH: Trump looks on as Turkey’s Erdo?an denies the Armenian Genocide ever occurred
President Donald Trump looked on as Turkish President Recep Erdo?an denied the Armenian Genocide during a joint press conference at the White House.
Trump allowed Erdo?an's visit despite Turkey's ethnic cleansing of America's Kurdish allies in northern Syria.
Onlookers were shocked that Erdo?an did this in front of the president and multiple Republican senators.
From the White House, Erdogan is ranting about the Armenian Genocide, saying it didn’t happen and that he wants to set up a “history commission.”
Veteran ex-Trump supporter: ‘Real veterans who remember their oath will support impeachment’
In an op-ed published in The Times of Israel this Wednesday, an Army veteran who has since renounced his support of President Trump accused the President of being "unpatriotic."
According to David Weisman, "real veterans who remember their oath will support impeachment."
"When I first got into politics, as I have mentioned numerous times, I thought the Republican Party was the party of upholding the Constitution and ethical principles," Wesiman writes. "I took the word of pundits thinking Republicans stood for truth, justice, and the American way. I never questioned their integrity when they condemned President Obama. Why? Because they were religious and it didn’t occur to me they would lie. Years later, if you are aware of my story, I learned that most of the demonizing of President Obama was propaganda. I’ve also learned to read the fine print of the Constitution because there’s more involved than just the right of free speech and the right to bear arms. Lots of nuance to acknowledge."
WATCH: Trump whines to Turkish president he only takes questions from ‘friendly reporters’
In a press conference Wednesday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, President Donald Trump openly reminded that he only takes questions from people on his side.
"Would you like to pick somebody?" Trump asked Erdo?an after taking a question from the far-right OANN. "A friendly person from Turkey, please. Friendly. Only friendly reporters. There aren’t too many of them around."
Trump has increasingly refused to take questions from reporters who ask him actual questions that he both knows the answer to and will make him look good.
The White House hasn't hosted a "daily press briefing" for 247 days and not at all under the new press secretary, Stephanie Grisham. She has, however, had time to appear on Fox News multiple times to speak for the White House.