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Meghan McCain Remembers Her Father in Tearful Return to The View: Ideals He Believed in Are Alive and Well

Meghan McCain returned to The View this morning with an emotional reflection on her father’s passing and a sincere thanks to the women sitting by her side.

She thanked America for “being so kind to my family” and said, “It made me so inspired that the ideals that my father espoused to in his career are the ideals of America and I think there was a lot of talk about what died with him and I am here today to tell you it didn’t. It is alive and well.”

“He believed in American exceptionalism. He believed America is the greatest country in the history of the world,” McCain said. “He believed that when your candidate’s opponent says something racist in a rally, you push back. That is John McCain and that is what America is.”

She thanked her co-hosts and guest host Yvette Nicole Brown one by one, not just thanking them for their support and love but hugging them.

They also briefly touched on McCain’s moving and passionate eulogy for her father. She made it clear that her eulogy, along with everything else at the service, was planned out by him.

Abby Huntsman (of whom McCain said: “when my dad was first diagnosed I got wasted with you”) told her, “In that moment we were sitting there, you were your dad. He would be so proud not just to see you there, but to see how you’ve handled this past month. You don’t realize this, but you are an inspiration.”

You can watch above, via ABC.

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