John McCain's daughter Bridget struck back on Thursday against Donald Trump's repeated attacks on her father by calling the president "a child."
McCain, the late Arizona senator's latest daughter, who seldom speaks publicly, asked Trump for decency after chasing after John McCain during a performance in Ohio.
She said on Twitter, "Everyone must disagree with my father or dislike him, but I ask you to be decent and respectful. If you can not do these two things, be attentive. We said goodbye to him almost seven months ago. "
John McCain died of brain cancer last August.
"Even if you were invited to my father's funeral, you would have wanted to be there just for the credit and not for any condolences," said his daughter. "Unfortunately, you could not count on being polite as you are a child in the most important role the world knows."
Trump attacked McCain for days, with whom he had a controversial relationship.
On Wednesday, Trump said in a tank factory in Lima, Ohio, "I have to be honest. I never liked him very much. I will probably never do it. "
McCain made it clear before he died that he did not want Trump to be at his funeral, where former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush were eulogizing.
Trump said in his last remark, "I gave him the kind of funeral he wanted, which I had to approve as president. I have not received a thank you. No problem. We sent him on his way. But I was not a fan of John McCain. "
Trump seethed with anger over McCain for vetoing the repeal of the Affordable Care Act in July 2017. Trump also said Wednesday that McCain, known for his time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, "did not do the work for our great work, veterinarians".
Elected representatives of both parties and McCain's family members shocked that Trump would launch inappropriate attacks on a dead man, especially one considered by many Americans to be a war hero.
Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said the attacks were a mistake. He told CNN, "I do not like it at all. I'm surprised he does. "
Scaramucci said Trump would probably alienate veterans and other voters with his criticism.
"It's stupid," he said. "If you attack dead people, it's not good. This is an unnatural social act and will deter people. "