Since the 2016 campaign trail, former President Donald Trump hasn't kept his distaste for the late Arizona Republican Senator John McCain a secret.
Trump scoffed at the descriptor of McCain as a war hero because "he was captured" in Vietnam and held as a prisoner of war for years. Upon McCain's death, Trump initially refused to fly White House flags at half staff. Trump has since suggested that McCain is burning in hell.
McCain's eldest daughter, Meghan McCain, recently released a memoir—Bad Republican—detailing her life, especially regarding details of her years as a controversial cohost of The View. Over the course of that job, Ms. McCain frequently had to react to Trump and his family's smears of her father.
In a statement reacting to Meghan McCain's memoir, Trump slammed her as a "lowlife" before once again slamming her father in a lengthy diatribe.
"At the request of many of her representatives, I made it possible for her father to have the world's longest funeral, designed and orchestrated by him, even though I was never, to put it mildly, a fan. In his own very special way, he was a RINO's RINO."
Trump went on to lie that he won the state of Arizona in 2020, despite now-President Joe Biden's victory being repeatedly proven under scrutiny.
For her part, Meghan McCain's response was brief.
McCain's unapologetic conservatism has earned her swathes of critics, but even they sided with her on this one.
But not everyone was sympathetic.