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Meghan McCain Swats Down Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ Claims Trump Loves Troops

Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisted on “The View” on Tuesday that President Donald Trump actually loves the troops, however co-host Meghan McCain took a a lot totally different view.

The previous White Home press secretary appeared on the ABC discuss present to advertise her new guide, “Talking for Myself: Religion, Freedom, and the Combat of Our Lives Contained in the Trump White Home.”

Though she bought into heated conversations with Sunny Hostin and Pleasure Behar, her alternate with McCain took a quieter, however nonetheless heated, tone.

McCain began by mentioning The Atlantic’s explosive report final week that Trump has known as members of the army, together with fallen struggle heroes, “suckers” and “losers.”

McCain mentioned she had an issue with the story’s use of unnamed sources and famous that Sanders has gone on report claiming the president has “the best quantity of respect for the women and men of our armed forces.”

However the issue, McCain identified, is that whereas Sanders is proclaiming how a lot Trump loves the troops, the president is saying incendiary issues about members of the army — together with McCain’s father, former Arizona Sen. John McCain.

“The issue with the story is it looks as if one thing he would do,” McCain mentioned.

McCain mentioned she didn’t doubt that Sanders has seen Trump do one thing good, however mentioned that hasn’t been the expertise for different individuals.

“For me and my brothers who serve, we don’t really feel revered,” she mentioned. “We’re a army household that doesn’t really feel revered by this president. A part of the issue is it’s nice until you’re an individual who disagrees with the president after which your service turns into individuals who weren’t captured.

“I perceive you need to do a job since you’re his supporter. A minimum of concede that it needs to be very uncomfortable to have this dialog with me proper now.”

Sanders admitted that Trump was no fan of McCain, however that it was vice versa.

“There’s no denying the truth that not solely did Donald Trump dislike your father, your father disliked the president,” she mentioned. “I’m not saying that there weren’t some moments that had been heated, that weren’t of the best degree of respect.”

Sanders then mentioned it doesn’t matter what the president says about members of the army, however how he really feels about them.

“In the case of who this president is, at his coronary heart, and the way he feels in regards to the women and men of our armed providers, I can say for my very own expertise he has an awesome degree of respect,” she mentioned.

You may see the entire phase beneath.

McCain could not have agreed with Sanders’ tackle the problem, however she did ship a thanks tweet after the published.

CORRECTION: A earlier model of this story misidentified John McCain as a former senator from Utah. He served as a senator from Arizona.