Feb 7, 2018

Meghan McCain: Trump won't "go there again" with my father

Meghan McCain on the set of The View. Photo: Lou Rocco / ABC via Getty Images

Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain, said she had a conversation with President Trump since his public and private attacks against her father over the summer. "I don't believe he would go there again ... I don't think at this point in his administration it would be beneficial to him in any way," she said during an interview with Politico's Anna Palmer.

"When the news came out that he was ... allegedly making physical mockeries of my father's war injuries, I was deeply hurt by it."
— Meghan McCain
  • On fellow political daughter, Ivanka Trump: "[S]he works in the administration; she has an office in the White House, and she has claimed not to be a political person. You're an adviser to your father, who also happens to be the president, and you're not a political person?"
  • On Ivanka's positive response to Oprah's political speech at the Golden Globes: "[I]f anyone had gone on a platform like the Golden Globes and made a speech that was even in a tiny way — or a small veiled way — a criticism of my father ... I would have nothing nice to say about it."
  • On the Trump administration's decision not to renew sanctions against Russia: "Every time I think that they don't look guilty, they do something like that, and it just looks bizarre to me."
  • On her father's illness: McCain said she believes he'll return to Washington at some point.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  3. Public health latest: The CDC is recommending Americans wear face coverings in public to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
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  6. Oil latest: The amount of gas American drivers are consuming dropped to levels not seen in more than 25 years, government data shows. Trump is calling on the Energy Department to find more places to store oil.
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Government will cover uninsured patients' coronavirus treatment

Azar at Friday's briefing. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The federal government will cover the costs of coronavirus treatment for the uninsured, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said at a White House briefing Friday.

How it works: The money will come from a $100 billion pot set aside for the health care industry in the most recent stimulus bill. Providers will be paid the same rates they get for treating Medicare patients, and as a condition of those payments, they won't be allowed to bill patients for care that isn't covered.

More states issue stay-at-home orders as coronavirus crisis escalates

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a stay-at-home order on Friday as the novel coronavirus pandemic persists. The order goes into effect Saturday at 5 p.m. and will remain in place through April 30. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson also issued a statewide social distancing order on Friday.

The big picture: In a matter of weeks, the number of states that issued orders nearly quadrupled, affecting almost 300 million Americans.

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