Meghan McCain reveals 'bizarre conversation' with Donald Trump after he mocked ...

Meghan McCain reveals 'bizarre conversation' with Donald Trump after he mocked ...
Meghan McCain reveals 'bizarre conversation' with Donald Trump after he mocked ...

Television personality and DailyMail.com columnist Meghan McCain is opening up about her upcoming Audible audio memoir, Bad Republican, in an exclusive interview with DailyMailTV host Thomas Roberts.

McCain explained the tongue-and-cheek meaning behind the title, which is a light-hearted reference to the contrarian persona she’s consistently portrayed to be in the media.

The 36-year-old author also revealed details about a 'bizarre' phone conversation she had with former President Donald Trump after the 2016 election when he had mocked her father John McCain's war injuries.

Bad Republican: Television personality and DailyMail.com columnist Meghan McCain is opening up about her upcoming Audible audio memoir, Bad Republican , in an exclusive interview with DailyMailTV host Thomas Roberts

Bad Republican: Television personality and DailyMail.com columnist Meghan McCain is opening up about her upcoming Audible audio memoir, Bad Republican , in an exclusive interview with DailyMailTV host Thomas Roberts

'Now in the Audible book, you talk about receiving a phone call from former President Donald Trump,' asked DailyMailTV host Thomas Roberts. 'How surprised were you to get this call? And this is after the [2016] election, correct?'

'Yeah, it was after the election. There had been a report by Mike Allen that said that he was physically mocking my dad doing the thumbs down for the skinny healthcare repeal,' Meghan explained.

'And my dad, because of his war injuries, he walked sort of like with a limp because he couldn't bend his knee,' Meghan continued, calling the ridicule 'disgusting.'

In 2017, Allen's Axios piece made reference to Trump 'imitating the thumbs-down' of McCain's headline-making health care vote to preserve the Affordable Care Act. At the time of the Arizona Senator's vote, he had recently been diagnosed with brain cancer.

'There had been a report by Mike Allen that said that he was physically mocking my dad doing the thumbs down for the skinny healthcare repeal,' Meghan explained. 'And my dad, because of his war injuries, he walked sort of like with a limp because he couldn't bend his knee'

'There had been a report by Mike Allen that said that he was physically mocking my dad doing the thumbs down for the skinny healthcare repeal,' Meghan explained. 'And my dad, because of his war injuries, he walked sort of like with a limp because he couldn't bend his knee'

'Respect the office': Meghan tells DailyMailTV she got a missed call from the White House after posting a tweet critical of Trump and her father made her call the President back (Seen in 2014)

'Respect the office': Meghan tells DailyMailTV she got a missed call from the White House after posting a tweet critical of Trump and her father made her call the President back (Seen in 2014)

'I tweeted, 'This is abhorrent. What more must my family be put through?' and I got a phone call from like this weird number that I didn't answer, and there was a voicemail that said, 'This is the White House. President Trump would like to speak with Miss McCain,' and I lost my mind,' Meghan recalled to DailyMailTV.

'And I called my dad and I said, 'I don't want to call him back. This is scary. I don't want to talk to him.' and my dad said, 'You have to call him. He's the President of the United States. It's not an option. You still respect the office.'

'I called him and we had a very bizarre conversation, and he denied making fun of my dad's war injuries and he didn't apologize, but he said, “I didn't do this, this is fake news, this is Mike Allen lying,” she recalled.

'I called [Trump] and we had a very bizarre conversation, and he denied making fun of my dad's war injuries and he didn't apologize, but he said, “I didn't do this, this is fake news, this is Mike Allen lying,” she recalled.

'I called [Trump] and we had a very bizarre conversation, and he denied making fun of my dad's war injuries and he didn't apologize, but he said, “I didn't do this, this is fake news, this is Mike Allen lying,” she recalled.

Meghan added that Trump then made his wife and, at the time, newly minted First Lady Melania get on speaker phone to help smooth things over.

'She was like, 'We love you, we love your dad.' and I was like, you don't, but okay,' Meghan said, adding that it felt like the 'one and only time' the Trumps had 'some awareness' of the 'damage' their rhetoric did to the McCain family.

When writing about the phone call in Bad Republican, Meghan noted Trump 'wouldn't change his tactics either. He would go on to talk about my father over and over again, always in derogatory ways.

'For years he made a sport of beating the crap out of my family, and he didn't let up once he got into the Oval Office. Trump had supporters boo my father at a rally. He fought the lowering of the flag in my

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