In a brand new interview, Meghan McCain had some pretty serious things to say about the Republican Party. "The View" co-host said she no longer calls herself a Republican.
The daughter of the late Sen. John McCain said that she prefers to call herself a conservative because the party is "so tied up with being for" President Donald Trump. She made the comments on while on CNN's "The Van Jones Show," according to Fox.
However, she quickly qualified her shocking statement. She says she is still a member of the Republican Party, still votes for Republicans, and still holds conservative views. But she's continuing her father's battle with President Trump.
"I think over 80-something percent of Republicans support President Trump and maybe they are doing it because they don’t have another option, but I think the populist Trump brand really has taken over," McCain told Van Jones. "Which is why there's this sort of no-mans-land that I'm in."
She continued with an even more shocking statement. She said that she hates America since her father's passing.
"As an American, I hate this country without him in it. I know that sounds awful. I don’t hate America but I just hate it without his leadership. I’m very – I’m sad all the time. I’m struggling with that sadness and I miss him in ways that I never even could have fathomed."
Later, McCain responded to the controversy caused by her statements on Twitter. She said that her comment had been overstated.
"These headlines are ridiculous — I stated very clearly I am a member of the party, and vote on the republican ticket but that I put my conservative principles and worldview above all else. I was trying to explain the difference between Trump populists and classic Reagan republican," she tweeted.
What do you think about what McCain had to say?