Meghan McCain: If Obama Had Shown ‘Disrespect’ For Military Trump Does, ‘My Head Would Have Exploded’


The View opened this morning slamming President Donald Trump for his insult to retired Admiral Bill McRaven, particularly regarding why Osama bin Laden wasn’t taken out sooner.

Trump made the comments in his interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace, who grilled Trump on a variety of topics, including his continued attacks on the press and how the world sees him as a “beacon for repression.”

Meghan McCain noted to her co-hosts that certainly Trump’s attacks on the press should be considered in the context of how repressive nations treat journalists, especially the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi.

That being said, she continued:

“We should be intellectually honest here at this table that if President Obama had missed Veterans Day or missed the Armistice ceremony in France for the 100th anniversary of World War I, my head would have exploded right here on this table in front of all of you. And I think there’s this whole collection of sort of disrespect towards the military and towards our veterans and towards our history that I don’t know if he’s aware how intense it is for those of us who still respect our legacy, who still respect the military.”

She defended McRaven in particular and said people shouldn’t see this as normal, because if Obama did it, “I 100% would be screaming bloody murder right here on this show.”

Watch above, via ABC.

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