Mary Trump Blasts 'The View' Host Meghan McCain 'Not Having The Courage' to Debate Her

Former President Donald Trump's niece, Mary Trump, told the co-hosts of ABC's The View Monday that the division sowed by her uncle was evident on their show after Meghan McCain left before her interview.

Mary Trump appeared on The View Monday afternoon to promote her new book, The Reckoning. During a lengthy Q&A segment, co-hosts Sarah Haines, Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin and Joy Behar took turns digging into what Trump described as "PTSD," or post-traumatic stress disorder, following her uncle's election win in 2016.

McCain, the show's lone conservative who is set to leave on Friday, was conspicuously missing from the roundtable discussion. McCain responded to Trump hours after the segment aired Monday and bluntly rebuked the author: "There is no 'good' Trump family member to me. Continue to wish they would all just leave me and my entire family the f*ck alone," McCain tweeted, referencing countless past insults Donald Trump and his sons directed toward her late father, Arizona GOP Senator John McCain.

Haines asked Mary Trump why she thinks Donald Trump is not forcefully asking his followers to get vaccinated amid another wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mary Trump replied by saying "he likes the division, he likes the chaos" of Americans being confused and angry about the ongoing public health crisis, setting up her criticism of McCain.

"One thing Donald proved is that using racism as a platform was successful, and I think that's why we see so much strife in this country," Mary Trump said. "And we need to continue having the kinds of conversations about race and gender that you have."

"It's a shame that your colleague didn't have the courage to come on and have this conversation with me," she continued, referencing McCain. "But I appreciate that you were all willing to take up these very difficult subjects because racism, in my view, is at the heart of everything that's wrong in 21st century America."

The co-hosts held a noticeably longer pause after Mary Trump's remarks before Goldberg once again plugged the guest's upcoming book.

The author had previously engaged in a sparring of words with McCain during a July 2020 appearance, during which the daughter of the late GOP Senator McCain accused her of "cashing in" on her family name.

"Well, you're entirely entitled to your opinion," Mary Trump replied, quipping that she was talking only to people who actually "read the book"

"I hoped what you see that I bring to the story my very deep experience within the family. I'm not some stranger writing it. I'm his niece," she added.

McCain argued that Mary Trump was not a credible expert on the wider Trump Organization because she was only part of the then-president's "extended family."

Newsweek reached out to representatives for both McCain and Trump for any additional remarks Monday afternoon.

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Author and niece of the former president, Mary Trump, told the co-hosts of ABC's "The View" Monday that the division sowed by Donald Trump was evident on their own show after Meghan McCain noticeably left during her interview. Screenshot: YouTube | The View