The Surprising Reason Meghan McCain Thanked Donald Trump

The feud between Meghan McCain and Donald Trump is no secret, but a recent exchange indicates that things have escalated. After Trump called her a "lowlife," McCain thanked the former president for his harsh words. The two have been launching attacks on one another for some time now, and the conflict is showing no sign of slowing down. However, despite all of that McCain isn't about to let Trump have the last word.

In a tweet promoting her new memoir "Bad Republican," published in audio format, McCain thanked Trump for bringing attention to her. "Thanks for the publicity boomer," she wrote on Twitter along with a link to her book. Her tweet was a response to Trump's recent statement accusing the author and her father, Sen. John McCain, of a variety of perceived slights and calls Meghan a "lowlife," per The Hill. In her book, Meghan called Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner "funeral crashers" after they were in attendance at Meghan's father's funeral. 

In the memoir, Meghan recalls her emotional reaction to seeing the couple at John McCain's funeral, something she believes her late father would not have wanted. "I remember seeing them and seeing her specifically," she told Andy Cohen on "Watch What Happens Live" the same week, per Daily Mail. "They had no God-damn business being there and it's something that still angers me, clearly."

Meghan McCain's feud with Donald Trump

Donald Trump's lasting battle with John McCain is something that Meghan McCain discusses in her memoir. After some of Trump's unkind words about the late senator were released, Meghan shared her side of it in "Bad Republican." "Trump didn't apologize, but he said the reporting [about what he said] was wrong. I just stayed quiet and listened to him talk," she wrote (via People). "Then [First Lady] Melania [Trump] got on the other line and said, 'We love you! We love your dad!'" In response, McCain wrote that she told Melania, "No, you don't,"

She went on to describe it as "the weirdest experience" considering how many times Donald Trump went on the recording trashing John McCain. "And now he was telling me that I shouldn't be mad about it. He wouldn't change his tactics, either. He would go on to talk about my father over and over again, always in derogatory ways," she wrote. Trump has spoken numerous times about the ways in which he believes John McCain has let down the Republican party, People reported, and the senator's daughter has a thing or two to say about it. 

Following her father's death, it seems that Meghan has taken up the baton in the battle with Donald Trump. And while the former POTUS may have his fair share of unkind things to say, Meghan is not taking it lying down.