Meghan McCain isn’t letting comedian Kumail Nanjiani get away with slamming her ailing dad, John McCain, on Twitter.
The Oscar-nominated screenwriter kicked off the Twitter-feud on Saturday when he commented on White House aid Kelly Sadler’s comments on Senator McCain.
Sadler reportedly mocked McCain in a private White House meeting, who was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer last year, saying, “It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway.”
“What was said about McCain was vile, but I wish the McCains had been as offended and vocal when vile stuff was said about other people/races/nationalities. Perhaps we wouldn’t be in this moment right now,” Nanjiani, 40, tweeted.
After a fan tried to rebut with a video of McCain defending Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign, he continued to make his point with, “This is one example. Years ago. He has had many opportunities since then to take a stand, as the rhetoric and actions of his party were turning worse and worse. He also picked Sarah Palin as his running mate & ushered in this era of GOP politics.”
Adding, “Also ‘He’s not an Arab, he’s a decent family man’ ain’t exactly great.”
McCain’s daughter Meghan, 30, responded to Nanjiani Monday morning, sharing the same video of her father defending Obama, “You mean like he did here? I could give you literally thousands of examples of my father speaking up against bigotry of all kinds but this video sums it up pretty concisely. You know nothing about my family or my father Kumail, nothing.”
But Nanjiani quickly apologized, ending the short-lived feud, “Meghan, I did not mean to offend you. I could explain my point further but instead, I will just say something I truly believe: if we had more politicians like your father, the world would be a better place.”
Meghan later thanked Nanjiani for the apology.