The late Arizona senator's wife said that without her husband, Republicans are less likely to stand against Trump.
"He was very frustrated with what was going on then and I think now he’d be even more frustrated," she said.
The message from acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan directly contradicts Mick Mulvaney's claim that efforts to hide USS John McCain were "not unreasonable."
John McCain's youngest daughter confirmed her family didn't invite the president to the senator's funeral in August.
The hateful note came on the same day President Trump told reporters he "never will be" a fan of the late Arizona senator.
Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin mocked late Republican Senator John McCain in her speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
The late senator's wife had a terse but tart response to the criticism.
Cindy McCain, the widow of Sen. John McCain (R), said she witnessed human trafficking by “a woman of a different ethnicity than the child” at the Phoenix, Ariz., airport. She later apologized for the mistake.
John McCain's widow said she witnessed a woman trafficking a child "of a different ethnicity" at the Phoenix airport. She later apologized for the mistake.
"It has been, at times, hard for me to listen to him about my husband, I'll be honest," Cindy McCain said in her first interview since John McCain's death.