(PresidentialWire.com)- Meghan McCain, the daughter of the late Arizona Senator John McCain, went in hard at Olympic athlete Gwen Berry this week after she turned her back to the American flag and covered her ears as the national anthem played.
McCain, who is also a co-host on ABC’s “The View,” agreed with criticism Berry received in recent days, and even suggested that Berry proved the Russian leader right about the United States.
She said that she will “die on this hill” that is neither patriotic nor appropriate, and said that it’s not about Berry, but “all of us.”
.@MeghanMcCain went off on Gwen Berry after the athlete turned away from the flag as the national anthem played, with #TheView host saying she "will die on this hill that it is not appropriate or patriotic."
"It's not about you, it's about all of us." pic.twitter.com/cKFbnlcYvs
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) June 29, 2021
It’s tough agreeing with McCain, given how anti-Trump she can be, but she has a point on this.
You’ll see in the clip above, shared by Mediaite, that McCain also explained how Berry does a poor job of representing the United States and pondered why her normal relationship with the American flag isn’t allowed anymore.
What’s the deal with that?
Her remarks about Russian President Vladimir Putin are perhaps the most interesting, though. She talked about a recent speech made by Putin, following his meeting with United States President Joe Biden, in which he slammed the United States for the growing prominence of far-left radicalism and Critical Race Theory.
She said that Putin is using this left-wing propaganda, that says America is a “craphole,” against America.
Dan Crenshaw calls for Gwen Berry to be removed from the Olympic team because she turned away from the flag pic.twitter.com/c2xWKLXPPJ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 28, 2021
Berry received a barrage of criticism from Republicans, but the behavior was defended by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki when she was pressed on the issue during a recent briefing.
Jen Psaki on Gwen Berry turning her back on U.S. flag: "A part of that pride in our country means recognizing there are moments where we, as a country, haven't lived up to our highest ideals."pic.twitter.com/olpFWU7lpL
— Neo Jane (@NeoJane8) June 29, 2021