Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) daughter, Meghan McCain, called Republican presidential nomineeDonald Trump a “barbarian” for attacking the parents of slain a Muslim American soldier.
“I would ask what kind of barbarian would attack the parents of a fallen solider, but oh yeah it’s the same person who attacks POW’s,” McCain wrote on Twitter late Saturday.
I would ask what kind of barbarian would attack the parents of a fallen soldier, but oh yeah it's the same person who attacks POW's.— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) July 31, 2016
Trump has faced backlash from Republicans and Democrats after he lashed out at Khizr Khan, the father of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq who gave an emotional speech last week at the Democratic National Convention.
Caroline McCain also wrote in a Medium post on Friday that she opposed Trump for questioning her grandfather’s status as a war hero.
“I like people who weren’t captured,” Trump said last summer about the senator, who was a prisoner during the Vietnam War.
“I’ve been nursing a grudge ever since,” Caroline McCain wrote, adding that she would be voting for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.