Meghan McCain: ’I’m never going to forgive’ Trump for comments about my father

Meghan McCain has said she doesn’t plan to forgive or forget the comments President Trump has made about her father, Arizona Senator John McCain, who is battling brain cancer. 

During a recent interview at the Lyndon B. Johnson presidential library in Austin, she said, “[Trump’s] comments are never going to be OK with me, especially at this moment in my life. I’m never going to forgive it. I’m never going to move on from it.”

Despite the senator’s precarious health, Trump has continued to verbally attack him—namely for giving a deciding “no” vote on the GOP’s effort to overhaul Obamacare. 

RELATED: John McCain and family through the years

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Ok one more. @senjohnmccain with me at our first Christmas as a married couple.
@senjohnmccain @zelda.frenchie.1 and our two boys Jack and Jimmy enjoying the morning at the Navy Memorial.
@DBacks game with @meghanmccain and. @senjohnmccain
So many years ago. @meghanmccain @senjohnmccain at her Columbia University graduation.
One of my favorite family photos. An oldie but a goody! @senjohnmccain @meghanmccain
Thank all of you for the wonderful thoughts. @senjohnmccain is doing well. We as a family will face the next hurdle together. One thing I do know is he is the toughest person I know. He is my hero and I love him with all my heart.
The highlight of my day. ❤️🍴🇺🇸
My rock @cindymccain ❤️❤️❤️
Happy early birthday Dad - I love you with all my heart. ❤️🇺🇸🌵🎂🍰
After dinner talks with Dad 🌵❤️🇺🇸
Hiking the eclipse with Dad 🌵🌙
To everyone who has sent me and my family such kind words of strength and prayers, thank you from the bottom of my heart, it really has been helping me. We start my fathers last (first round) of radiation and chemotherapy today. This last month has easily been the most challenging and difficult of my life. I come from a long lineage of warriors and I have never been more grateful for the strength and fortitude that has been passed down to me, I am relying on it now more than ever. My natural inclination is always to be open and share my life but at the moment I am still in a place where I just want and need to be around my family and am asking for your understanding and patience. To those of you out there living with #GBM or who have a family member or loved one living with #GBM, you are my absolute heroes. We are in this fight together, sending you all love and light. #FUCKCANCER
Happy Fathers Day to my father @senjohnmccain. This picture is how I always think of you, relaxed, in Arizona, grilling us ribs and listening to Frank Sinatra. Thank you for teaching me how to love life and seize every moment. Thank you for exposing me to the world (it's good and bad) and teaching me about character, conviction and having true grit. Finally thank you for always giving me something to believe in, in a world where it has become increasingly harder to find. I love you with all my heart. 🇺🇸❤️
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During a rally in South Carolina this month, the president said of John McCain: “[H]e campaigned on repealing and replace, we had all the votes, and perhaps he was grandstanding, who knows what he was doing? But you know what? He said, ‘No, no.’ Everybody said, ‘What the hell happened?’ He’s been campaigning for eight years — repeal and replace. And he didn’t do that.” 

Trump also ripped him over his “thumbs down” vote at rallies in Nevada and Minnesota. 

At one point Meghan McCain responded to a tweet about the president’s characterization of her father, writing, “And it never stops being gross.” 

While in Austin, “The View” co-host also pointed out that aide Kelly Sadler failed to publicly apologize for joking about her father’s illness despite promising to do so, adding, “If anyone [at the White House] wants to say anything to me in any way, they have to do it publicly. I don’t take private phone calls from the Trump Administration anymore.”

She was in the city to accept the LBJ Liberty and Justice for All Award on behalf of her father who did not make the event and has also been absent from the Senate.

As for his condition, she remarked, “He’s still doing treatment, and he’s doing the best he can.” 

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