Meghan McCain can’t fake goodwill for Laura Ingraham, brings up old feud in backhanded compliment

Fresh off being named a permanent co-host of Fox News Channel’s “Outnumbered,” Meghan McCain suggested that while her father, U.S. Sen. John McCain, has forgiven Donald Trump, she is “a little less likely to forgive.”

A somewhat contentious McCain also managed to pull the scab off an old feud with Laura Ingraham.

In an interview with Adweek, McCain was asked about reports Ingraham could be in the running to be Trump’s press secretary and responded by throwing some serious shade at the conservative firebrand.

“Honestly, I think she wants my career,” McCain said of her adversary.

A career she then thanked Ingraham for.

“When I was only 24, she was talking about my body on her radio show,” McCain said. “I just want to thank her for my career. She’s the person who got me national attention.”

McCain was referring to Ingraham saying in 2009 that she was “just another Valley Girl gone awry,” and mocking her about not getting a role on MTV’s “Real World” because “they don’t like plus-sized models.”

McCain closed out her thoughts on Ingraham potentially being Trump’s press secretary with a Forrest Gump-like assertion.

“That’s all I have to say about that,” she said.

As for President-elect Trump’s previous remarks about her father, McCain said her family is “moving on.”

“But look, I’m never going to be okay with what Donald Trump said about my father’s service,” she added. “It will always be something I will hold. My father has forgiven, but I’m a little less likely to forgive.”

Not that she doesn’t wish him well.

“Donald Trump is going to be our president, and I wish the best for him because I want what is best for the country.”

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