Cindy McCain also calls for "more compassion, we need more empathy, we need more togetherness in terms of working together."
Both Meghan McCain and her mom Cindy called out the president for his lack of compassion on "The View" and "Watch What Happens Live" this week, clapping back at comments he made during the Conservative Political Action Conference last week.
"One person walked into a room when he was supposed to go this way, and he said he was going this way, and he walked in and he went this way, and everyone said, 'What happened, what was that all about?' Boy oh boy, who was that, I don't know. I don't know," Trump said, referring to McCain vote against a "skinny repeal" of Obamacare. "I don't want to be controversial, so I won't use his name, OK?" The remark led to boos from the audience.
The conservative talk show panelist was joined by her mother on this morning's episode of the ABC series, where Meghan said Trump's comments were "incredibly hurtful" considering a conversation she had with him last fall.
"I had a really nice conversation with him and Melania and I was under the impression that this fight between our families, in between him and my father especially in this particular moment, would end," she explained. "I understand the argument is he's talking about policy and that's the attack. But it's still incredibly hurtful, especially after I've had this conversation with him on the phone, to have this booing at CPAC, which is supposed to be the mother ship of conservatism and the republican party, to see booing at this specific moment in time is incredibly hurtful. I've been, quite frankly, very naive that this would be different."
.@MeghanMcCain calls Trump's comments about her father Sen. McCain at #CPAC "incredibly hurtful," responding to the president's remarks with her mother: "We need more compassion, we need more empathy, we need more togetherness," @cindymccain says. "We don't need more bullying." pic.twitter.com/wMCgZnR8P5— The View (@TheView) February 28, 2018
"I think the President fails to understand this, but more importantly, in my own -- from my own feeling, we need more compassion, we need more empathy, we need more togetherness in terms of working together," added Cindy. "We don't need more bullying and I'm tired of it."
Cohost Whoopi Goldberg also chimed in with what she sees as "the issue with this man," Donald Trump.
"His ego does not allow for someone else to have accolades," she said. "He knows that people love your dad, whether they agree or not, people love your dad because they know he knows whats right and will stand up."
Meghan echoed that sentiment while appearing on "WWHL" Tuesday night.
"I have this theory, which I have nothing to back it up other than just guessing, that when my dad walks into a room, I mean, he's a badass," she told Andy Cohen. "He's a war hero, people are naturally intimidated by him, and I think he evokes a reaction where people just respect him. And I think that's what Trump wants when he goes into every room. He wants to be the guy that's like, 'I'm the guy that's going to run in when there's a shooting, I'm a hardass, I'm whatever.' But if you have to say that, then you're maybe not as tough as you think you are."
Of Trump's attacks on her dad, she added, "I'm used to it now, he's done it multiple times. But I wish it would stop. It's not good for the party, I don't think it's good for the country, and it's certainly not good for my family. But it is what it is."