Some of the people who honored his life, by attending his funeral on September 1, 2018, were Ivanka Trump, 37, and Jared Kushner, 38. "The answer is no, I did not know that they would be attending his funeral and it's weird to talk about it", she told Colbert Thursday night.
When former Vice President John McCain passed away at age 81 on August 25, 2018, many people across the United States mourned the loss of the former Republican leader.
She said she hoped that her eulogy - in which she made an unsubtle jab at Trump's "cheap rhetoric" - made the couple, who are both White House aides, feel a similar sense of unease.
"I did say that", McCain told Colbert. "And I mean it".
'A funeral is a sacred time, and I thought my family made it clear, at least I had, that the Trumps are not welcome around me. "So I was surprised when they were there, and it made me uncomfortable - and I hope I made them uncomfortable, honestly, with everything".
Meghan McCain shot back later that day, tweeting, "The president's obsession with my father 6 months after his death is pathetic and telling - even at a time when he should be focusing on his message to the American public and the state of our union - the greatness of my father's life and legacy haunts you".
McCain admitted she is a "strange person" among Republicans, though she still votes locally for Republicans. He then said that that part of the eulogy seemed "somewhat pointed" and asked if she knew that Ivanka and Jared would be in attendance.
"On a personal level, the juxtaposition between my experience with cancer with the Trumps and my experience with the Bidens has been the yin to the yang", she said. Biden "was incredibly there for me and my family, his son Beau died of the same cancer that my father had, glioblastoma, so we have this really odd and intense bond".
McCain, a co-host of "The View", also said that she is very much a conservative - but that if former Vice President Joe Biden runs for president and gets the Democratic nomination, "I'm going to have to quit television because I can't say anything bad about him".