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March 18, 2019

Meghan McCain laid into President Trump on The View on Monday after his repeated Twitter attacks on her late father.

"He spends his weekend obsessing over great men because he knows it, and I know it, and all of you know it: he will never be a great man," McCain said of Trump's weekend tweets about John McCain. She went on to say that her father, who died in 2018 following a battle with brain cancer, continues to be Trump's kryptonite even in death and that Trump spent his weekend not with his family or his friends but "obsessing over great men" who he could "never live up to," adding, "that tells you everything you need to know about his pathetic life right now."

Trump over the weekend had attacked John McCain in numerous tweets and retweets, criticizing his vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act and falsely saying he leaked the Russia dossier written by Christopher Steele to the media prior to the 2016 election. A McCain associate testified that he shared the dossier with the media in 2017, not McCain himself; McCain did share the dossier with the FBI, but not until after the election, The Washington Post reports. Trump also falsely said McCain was last in his class at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Watch McCain's comments on The View below. Brendan Morrow

November 9, 2018

Former first lady Michelle Obama has remained somewhat tight-lipped about President Trump since the 2016 presidential election, but in her new memoir, she doesn't hold back.

In Becoming, which will be released on Nov. 13, Obama says Trump's false conspiracy theory that her husband, former President Barack Obama, was not born in the United States was "crazy and mean-spirited," with its "bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed," but these "loud and reckless innuendos" were also "deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks." Obama says this made her fear for her family's safety because "someone with an unstable mind" could drive to Washington with a loaded gun and try to harm her daughters. "And for this I'd never forgive him," Obama writes of Trump, according to an excerpt published by The Washington Post.

Trump spent years promoting birtherism, at one point saying he had information from an "extremely credible" source that could prove Obama's birth certificate was fake, but he never offered up this supposed proof. He finally admitted in a press conference in September 2016 that Obama was, in fact, born in the United States, but never apologized or said he was wrong.

Obama also recalls in Becoming her shock at the 2016 election result, saying she could not believe that a "misogynist" would be elected over Hillary Clinton, whom she calls an "exceptionally qualified female candidate," per The Associated Press. She says she tried to block out memories of the election, and she recalls that her body "buzzed with fury" after she heard the Access Hollywood tape, on which Trump bragged about groping women without their consent. Obama says that what Trump was essentially saying on tape was, "I can hurt you and get away with it." Brendan Morrow

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