Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) used the late John McCain’s name over the weekend to attack President Donald Trump and Meghan McCain is not happy about it.
At a Saturday event in Iowa, Klobuchar said that McCain compared the president to various dictators from history during President Trump’s inaugural speech. Klobuchar claims McCain whispered the names of dictators in her ear while Trump addressed the nation.
Klobuchar said John McCain “kept reciting to me names of dictators during that speech because he knew more than any of us what we were facing as a nation.”
She continued by saying McCain “understood” what a threat Trump was at the time.
“He understood it. He knew because he knew [Trump] more than any of us did,” she said in her speech.
The liberal senator went on to call the president’s inauguration day a “dark” one for America. She added that the “arch that we are on – this arch of justice – started the day after” the president took his position in the White House.
Meghan McCain, co-host of “The View” and daughter to John, tweeted on Monday to the Democrat senator that she wants her father’s name kept out of “presidential politics.” She said using his name in such a way hurts his “legacy and memory.”
“On behalf of the entire McCain family – @amyklobuchar please be respectful to all of us and leave my fathers legacy and memory out of presidential politics,” Meghan McCain tweeted.
On behalf of the entire McCain family – @amyklobuchar please be respectful to all of us and leave my fathers legacy and memory out of presidential politics.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) May 27, 2019
President Trump and John McCain did not have the best relationship. The two exchanged verbal blows on several occasions and McCain even once said in a public statement that “the damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate.”
John McCain served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and even survived being a prisoner of war. As a senator, he was a mixed bag for Republican voters as he frequently attacked President Trump towards the end of his life.
No matter one’s feelings on McCain, his daughter or Trump, the person who should be ashamed here is Amy Klobuchar. She not only used the late senator’s service and Trump criticisms to fuel a tired attack on the president, but she did so over Memorial Day weekend. The fact that Meghan McCain responded to the attack on Memorial Day speaks volumes.
Klobuchar, who is one of the gazillion Democrats hoping to challenge Trump in 2020, should not only apologize for her words, but she should remove herself from the 2020 running. These latest words from her are so unnecessary. As a politician, she should know the kind of emotions they will stir up and she pushed forward anyway. That is not someone who should be leading the country.
Trump and McCain’s feud died with the Republican senator and military veteran. The fact that a Democrat then escalates that feud after McCain’s death to propel her own positions and to attack the sitting president over Memorial Day weekend is a shocking display of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
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