"You better love me", the President opened. That's OK. We sent him on the way. John McCain to pronouncements on the fight against ISIS to a diatribe against windmills.
Finally, he deemed McCain (or his family) ungrateful for the funeral proceedings Trump approved in his position as president.
While Trump had remained quiet about his dislike of McCain since the senator's death, over the weekend the president renewed his attacks on McCain and blasted giving the Federal Bureau of Investigation the uncorroborated Steele dossier alleging that Moscow held compromising information on Trump. "If you want me to tell you about - should I or not? I don't care if he's president of United States, owns all the real estate in NY, or is building the greatest immigration system in the world", Isakson told the site.
"The thing about Joy and I is if you extract politics, we are very similar women", she told Andy Cohen in January.
Although Trump recently reignited his years-log offensive against the late Arizona Republican, Meghan McCain made it clear on "The View" that she is not letting the president's insults bring her down.
Trump called McCain's pivotal "no" vote against a so-called "skinny" repeal measure of the Affordable Care Act "disgraceful" and claimed McCaine sank efforts by Republicans to repeal the healthcare law among "other things" that have left him angered.
"Why is Cindy McCain being bullied?"
"John McCain received the fake and phony dossier". McCain, an Arizona Republican who had served in Congress since 1983, was a one-time Navy pilot who was North Vietnam's most prominent prisoner of war.
It was a sign of sentiments to come during a speech that careened from renewed complaints about the late Sen. "Everyone should give him and his family the respect, admiration, and peace they deserve".
A dozen GOP senators voted last week to vitiate Trump's emergency declaration on the southern border - not enough to override Trump's veto, but an unusual public rebuke of the president.
As a backdrop for Trump's political message, the tank plant illustrated the traditional manufacturing jobs the President has vowed to boost, believing those workers will reward him politically.
Trump has gone after McCain several times in recent days, mainly over the former senator's 2017 vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act and his alleged part in providing the Federal Bureau of Investigation with details from the Steele dossier.
In the past, Meghan has acknowledged that she has fiery exchanges with her cohosts, mainly Joy, but said the visceral on-air feelings rarely boil over once the cameras turn off.
Trump continued his criticism of union leaders in his speech, saying, "They're not honest, and they ought to lower your dues, by the way".
McCain and an associate, David Kramer, were first told about Steele's report November 18, 2016.
Alex Horton is a general assignment reporter for The Washington Post.