Ana Navarro, a Republican strategist who worked on Senator John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, blasted President Donald Trump as a "liar" for statements he made over the past week about the late Arizona senator, who died of brain cancer in August 2018.
The president took to Twitter with several pointed comments directed at McCain over the weekend of March 16 to 17. He also made remarks about the late senator during a sit-down at the White House with Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on March 18 and during a public appearance in Ohio on March 19.
On the March 21 episode of The View, Navarro sat in as the fifth panelist at the table and called the president a "pathological president" after comments he made on March 19 during a speech at a tank factory in Lima, Ohio, reported CNN. The president claimed he had to approve McCain's funeral and that he didn't get a "thank you" after McCain was allowed to lie in state in the Capitol building.
An irate Navarro called the claims that the president had to approve McCain's funeral a lie.
"He got the funeral that he deserved," Navarro said as she fact-checked the president on-air. "He got the funeral that he earned through more than 60 years of service and sacrifice and pain for this country, something that Donald Trump knows nothing about. He didn't approve anything other than the plane, which they could have gotten themselves. It was Congress who allowed John McCain to lay in state. It was the National Cathedral that allowed John McCain's mass to be held there."