After being read for filth by Steve Schmidt over the weekend, Meghan McCain–who is John McCain’s daughter, in case anyone forgot–broke her silence by giving a random shout out to her gay best friend of Twitter late last night.
At 9:53 p.m., McCain retweeted a photo of celebrity hairstylist Josh Rupley, along with the caption: “14 years!!!!!!! Met as babies on the campaign trail. I love you. Ride or die @josh_rupley”.
14 years!!!!!!! Met as babies on the campaign trail.
I love you. Ride or die @josh_rupley.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) May 10, 2022
The “campaign trail” McCain appears to be referring to, of course, is her father’s 2008 presidential campaign, which Schmidt managed.
In his Twitter takedown of McCain, Schmidt accused the former The View co-host of being a “spoiled rotten, entitled bully” and “fourth generation wannabe” who is wholly “unaccomplished” in life.
“Everyone who has ever worked with Meghan McCain from ABC, The View, Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg and a thousand others have seen the unfiltered version of what the whole of America has seen,” he wrote, recalling the time he had her kicked off the campaign’s plane in 2008 “because of her outrageous behavior.”
“I was the first adult that Meghan McCain ever encountered that she heard the word NO from,” he continued in a new thread. “I told her she was unimportant and that the Presidential election wasn’t about her.”
From there, Schmit detailed how McCain’s own father “was appalled” by her behavior on the campaign trail. He also accused her of throwing “tantrums” that “were beyond anything I have ever witnessed from any other human being.”
“Raging, screaming, crying, at the staff, at the makeup people at Secret Service,” he wrote.
Schmidt’s takedown of McCain, who he accused of “14 years of abuse and attacks,” came after she liked a tweet calling him a pedophile. He has received high praise from both Democrats and Republicans alike for speaking out against her nonstop bullying.
Now, the responses to McCain’s gay best friend tweet…
That’s not what I heard. ☕️ pic.twitter.com/ZgDw4SxQW2
— Materialgirl305 (@materialgirl305) May 10, 2022
This reeks of desperation, “look at me I have a real friend!” 🙄
— Bethanie Cabral (@Bethanie_Cabral) May 10, 2022
You should title the pics w/friends “another person to never tell me no”
— Heather (@bobcatpretzel) May 10, 2022
Was he one of the 244 people who brought the book?? 👀
— Ricca Ricca (@Marleyday13) May 10, 2022
I like people who don’t have to prove they have friends.
— Jilly (@jillesqueda) May 10, 2022
Also 14 years of bullying Steve Schmidt.
— Robert Encila (@robbocel) May 10, 2022
— #PopART Delight 🏳️⚧️🐇🇺🇦 (@PopARTDelight) May 10, 2022
Just goes to show not all gays have good taste. No better than log cabin gays. Voting against their own communities rights. We good. You can have him.
— Lady Christian (@ladychristian82) May 10, 2022
Steve has a message for you, Meghan! pic.twitter.com/J45plZuBwD
— Marty & mom 🐕🦺🐈⬛🐈⬛ (@colleengrott) May 10, 2022
I love how you’re desperately trying to prove that people actually like you 😂😂😂
— 🇵🇷 Manuel Otero (@emo72387) May 10, 2022
Your book against your father’s gravestone. This is gross. pic.twitter.com/Rm8xG4Vcvj
— Jade| #FreeBrittneyGriner (@jadeabliss) May 10, 2022
Watch your back. Meghan turns on her friends. Just saying.
— Butterscotch The Cat (@ButterscotchT11) May 10, 2022