‘You are a child,’ McCain’s youngest daughter tells Trump

As Donald Trump continues to attack John McCain, the late senator’s youngest daughter made a rare public statement upbraiding the president.

“Everyone doesn’t have to agree with my dad or like him, but I do ask you to be decent and respectful,” 27-year-old Bridget McCain wrote on Twitter Wednesday. “If you can’t do those two things, be mindful. We only said goodbye to him almost 7 months ago.”

Her tweet came after Trump aired a list of long-held grievances against the Arizona Republican during a speech at a tank factory in Ohio.

Among them: the president complained that he wasn’t thanked for giving McCain “the kind of funeral he wanted.”

“I gave him the kind of funeral he wanted which as president I had to approve,” Trump said.

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Roberta McCain (C), age 106, mother of John McCain, listens with Meghan McCain (L), daughter of John McCain, as US Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the ceremony honoring the late US Senator August 31, 2018 in the Rotunda of the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (R), speaks as Roberta McCain, mother of late U.S. Senator John McCain and his daughter Meghan McCain (L) look on as his body lies in state inside the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, U.S., August 31, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (R), speaks as Roberta McCain, mother of late U.S. Senator John McCain and his daughter Meghan McCain (L) look on as his body lies in state inside the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, U.S., August 31, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
Cindy McCain (R), wife of late US Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, her daughter Meghan (L) and US Secretary of Defense James Mattis watch as his flag-draped casket arrives on a military airplane at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, August 30, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 31: Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain, touches the casket during the ceremony honoring the late US Senator inside the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, August 31, 2018 in Washington, DC. A Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton, Farone said McCain did what was right. 'He never took the easy way out, he knew actions speak louder than words and he never tweeted about it. He just got it done,' she said. The late senator died August 25 at the age of 81 after a long battle with brain cancer. He will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Friday, a rare honor bestowed on only 31 people in the past 166 years. Sen. McCain will be buried at his final resting place at the U.S. Naval Academy on Sunday. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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McCain had two services, one at the National Cathedral and one at a church in his home state, to which Trump was not invited. Neither would have required approval from the White House. Trump may have been referring to McCain’s interment on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.

“I don’t care about this, I didn’t get thank you, that’s OK,” Trump continued.

The audience, which had applauded and cheered through much of the speech, sat virtually silent during the attack on the late senator and decorated war hero.

Bridget McCain scolded Trump in a follow-up tweet.

“Even if you were invited to my dad’s funeral, you would have only wanted to be there for the credit and not for any condolences,” she wrote. “Unfortunately, you could not be counted on to be courteous, as you are a child in the most important role the world knows.”

Meghan McCain, the late senator’s most visible daughter, read her sister’s tweets aloud on ABC’s “The View” on Thursday.

“I think it’s very brave of her,” Meghan McCain said of Bridget. “She very young and she does not speak publicly.”

As she did on Wednesday, Meghan McCain said she did not want people to feel sorry for her family.

“I don’t expect decency and compassion from the Trump family,” she said. “I do want to thank the American public for all the decency and compassion that they have given us.”

Meghan McCain said Trump’s attacks on her father were reminiscent of his verbal assault on Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the Gold Star family who appeared on stage during the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

She called on viewers to donate to a veteran’s charity.

“Can we take this awful moment and turn it into something positive?” Meghan McCain said.

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