WHAT JOHN MCCAIN TOLD HOSTS OF ABC'S 'THE VIEW'
|John McCain On The View|
On Meghan Joining The View
McCain on why he "strongly recommended" his daughter Meghan join The View as a co-host: "So many Americans watch this program and have their information and knowledge as a result of her participation and all of you."
On Battle With Cancer
"It does make you appreciate every minute of every hour of every day," McCain said. "We should all thank God for every minute."
On Controversy Over Call To Gold Star Widow
"We should not be fighting about a brave American who lost his life serving his country."
On Vietnam Draft Dodgers
McCain said he doesn't consider President Trump a "draft dodger" but feels the system was "wrong" for allowing certain Americans to "evade their responsibility to serve the country": "When we ask the lowest income portion of our public to do our fighting and dying for us ... that's disgraceful."
On Trump's Threat To Him
McCain responded to Trump's "I fight back" comment: "I've faced greater challenges... Let's stop insulting each other, let's start respecting each other."
On Relationship With Trump
When asked what his relationship is like Pres. Trump, McCain said, "almost none."
On Defending Obama On 2008 Campaign Trail
McCain recalled correcting an audience member who called Obama "an Arab": "You can't let that go.
You've just gotta do what's right."
"This has got to stop," McCain said of the lack of civility in politics today. "We've got to be respectful of one another's views and have a dialogue on truth and not on allegations and personal attacks!"
On His Legacy
McCain shared what he wants to people to remember him for: "He served his country and he's proud of his family."
Giving Meghan A Special Birthday Gift
McCain gave a heartfelt birthday gift to his daughter that brought her to tears.
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Hot Topics: Controversy Over Call To Widow Of Sgt. La David Johnson Continues
"Our president has got to stop!" Meghan McCain reacted to Pres. Trump disputing the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson's account of their call on Twitter. "There has to be limitations on the people in this country who fight and die for our freedom... If nothing else is off limits, at least let this be off-limits."
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