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.
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?