President Trump won’t be physically mocking Republican Sen. John McCain again, the Arizona senator’s daughter Meghan McCain said.
McCain said she was “deeply hurt” after a report last year said Trump had been “physically mocking” McCain by imitating the “thumbs down” gesture he made on the Senate floor before voting against the GOP’s Obamacare repeal and replace plan.
John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2017 and cannot lift his arms above his shoulders because of injuries he sustained as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.
Meghan McCain said Trump called her after she said his actions were “abhorrent.”
“He actually reached out to me,” she told Politico’s “Women Rule” podcast. “We had a very nice conversation. I feel comfortable going forward, if he would say or do anything in the realm of talking about my father’s war injuries or, you know, something in that nature, I don’t believe he would go there again. I don’t think at this point in his administration it would be beneficial to him in any way. It’s very very difficult. I don’t understand it. I don’t understand the contention.”
McCain said she wishes there would be “more respect” between lawmakers, but she’s trying to give Trump the benefit of the doubt moving forward.