After setting a date last week to respond to the remarks made by President Trump about Sen. John McCain at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Cindy McCain joined daughter, Meghan, on "The View" Wednesday.
Meghan McCain said the president's comments at the major conservative gathering were "incredibly hurtful."
"To have this moment of booing at CPAC, which is supposed to be the mother ship of conservatism and the Republican Party, and to see booing at this specific moment in time is incredibly hurtful," Meghan said.
Trump physically mocked Sen. McCain's famous thumbs-down vote that ended the repeal of Obamacare last summer, saying:
"Except for one senator, who came into a room at 3 o'clock in the morning and went like that (thumbs down), we would have had health care, too. Think of that (boos from audience) ... Remember, one person walked into a room, when he was supposed to be going this way (thumbs up) and he said he was going this way (thumbs up) and he walked in and he went this way (thumbs down) and everyone said what happened, what was that all about? Who was that? I don't know, I don't know. I don't want to be controversial, so I won't use his name, OK?"
Meghan actually seemed rather surprised by Trump's actions toward her father, having previously had, what she called, a "really nice conversation" over the phone with the president and first lady Melania Trump.
"I really was under the impression this sort of fight between our families and between him and my father, especially at this particular moment, would end," she said.
Meghan said she understands the argument that Trump's attack was about policy, but it was still "incredibly hurtful," especially since she just "had this conversation with him [Trump] on the phone."
"I feel, quite frankly, very naive to have believed that this would be different," she said.
Cindy McCain followed saying there were much bigger things to worry about than what the president says before listing two specific bills her husband has helped pass.
"Since that vote he took, his defense bill was passed," she said, "just yesterday a human trafficking bill helping stop human trafficking online, the sale of children was passed, it was a McCain bill.
Cindy said she thinks the "president fails to understand this," as "The View" audience applauded.
"We need more compassion, we need more empathy, we need more togetherness in terms of working together," Cindy said. "We don't need more bullying and I'm tired of it."
.@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
The senator's wife also gave an update on his health. Sen. John McCain has been in Arizona battling brain cancer and recovering from the side effects of chemo.
"He's doing OK," She said. "You know, chemo and radiation is a very tough customer, it does so much good, but it also does a lot of damage."
Cindy said John is "tough as a boot" at their ranch near Sedona recovering from the last round of chemo and radiation.
.@cindymccain shares an update on her husband @SenJohnMcCain's health, calls him "tough as a boot": "He's doing okay — you know, chemo and radiation is a very tough customer — it does so much good, but it also does a lot of damage." https://t.co/f8u2wc159S pic.twitter.com/umwsSaqND4— The View (@TheView) February 28, 2018