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Meghan McCain to Trump: 'No One Will Ever Love You the Way They Loved My Dad'

Meghan McCain, and Sen. John McCain attend the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Donald Trump bristled at the news on Friday that the late GOP Senator John McCain and a close friend shared the infamous, unverified Steele dossier with several media outlets and the FBI.

Quoting former special counsel Ken Starr, Trump tweeted that McCain’s actions were a “very dark stain” on his reputation.

The late senator’s daughter Meghan fired back:

Meghan McCain’s reaction is entirely understandable. But someone should have told her that you don’t get in a pissing match with the president.

He’s bigger and nastier than Meghan McCain, as shown in this tweet this morning:

Besides, who really “loved” John McCain?

The media certainly did. He made good copy trashing his fellow Republicans, playing up his “maverick” persona. I’m sure he had friends in the Senate, but probably not many.

In truth, John McCain’s statements and actions leading up to his death made him many enemies. His bizarre vote against the Obamacare repeal and his attacks on Donald Trump did not endear him to the GOP masses.

There was a time when there was much to admire about John McCain. In the 1980s as a congressman and senator, he was a vigorous advocate for a strong national defense. He was knowledgeable, forceful, and proved to be a key ally of President Reagan when the Gipper massively increased defense spending.

But something happened to McCain over the years. He began to believe the raves in the media about his status as a GOP “maverick.” He became a caricature of his former self. Whether he did so in order to win the GOP nomination in 2008 we’ll never be sure, but McCain appeared to revel in his maverickness and the media ate it up.

Of course, once he became the nominee, the press turned on him. He was running against Light Bringer Obama and had to be destroyed.

Meghan McCain has a high opinion of her father. Many of the rest of us — not so much.