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John Oliver Goes After Meghan McCain: ‘The Most Embarrassing Child of a Prominent Political Figure You’ve Ever Seen’

Meghan McCain found herself on the receiving end of some pointed shots from the late night shows over the weekend.

Hours after Saturday Night Live lampooned the View co-host in a scathing portrayal, HBO’s John Oliver took on McCain as part of his opening segment on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight.

Oliver, in his Sunday opener, blasted the Icelandic music group Hatari — which generated controversy by raising Palestinian flags during a high-profile American Idol-style music competition which was held in Israel. One of Hatari’s members is the son of Iceland’s ambassador to the U.K.

What does any of this have to do with McCain? Well…

“Now, you may be thinking that’s the most embarrassing child of a prominent political figure you’ve ever seen,” Oliver said. “But let me remind you of the continued existence of Meghan McCain.”

The HBO comic went on to swipe at McCain’s husband, Federalist publisher Ben Domenech — who recently raged against NBC’s Seth Meyers after a tense interview with McCain. As part of a tweetstorm which he later deleted, Domenech called Meyers an “untalented piece of shit” who “gargled Lorne Michaels’ balls.”

“Oh no!” Oliver said. “I bet her husband is going to get so mad at me now! What on earth is he going to tweet and then delete? I can’t wait to find out!”

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