Lindsey Graham rushes to defend Jared and Ivanka after they face criticism from Meghan McCain
Sen. Lindsey Graham. (Screengrab)

Former "The View" panelist Meghan McCain received a public fact-check from one of her father's best friends about one of the claims in her newly released audiobook.

"I saw Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner sitting towards the back. As far as I knew, they had not been invited but they showed up anyway. Funeral crashers. It never even crossed my mind that they would come. Why would you go to something like that?" McCain wondered. "It seemed audacious even for them."

But Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) responded to McCain's claim in a telephone interview with The Washington Post, in which he said "their presence was approved."

"She was upset they were there — I understand that, and she has hard feelings but I know what happened and nobody showed up uninvited," Graham said. "I love Meghan McCain and I understand how stressful all this has been for her and those who attack her dad will never be forgiven by her."

A spokesperson for McCain said "she stands by the accuracy of her memoir."

A source close Trump and Kushner, also known as Javanka, threw shade at McCain.

"Jared and Ivanka had about as much interest in attending the funeral as they did the half dozen or so dinner invitations that [husband Ben Domenech] and Meghan pestered them with after the funeral," the source said.

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