‘The View:’ Meghan McCain Posts Touching Tribute to Former Guest on the Show
Meghan McCain of The View continues to appear on the air from home during the coronavirus crisis. Never shy about giving her opinions on the current political climate, the conservative co-host is often vocal on sharing her perspective.
In 2018, the talk show panelist used her platform to help make the wish of a cancer patient come true and recently penned an emotional tribute in her honor.
Honoring the late Senator John McCain
In December, McCain spoke with the End Well Foundation about her father, the late Senator John McCain. Diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive and deadly brain cancer, in July 2017, the Senator passed away in August 2018. Since her dad’s diagnosis, The View co-host does everything in her power to call attention to the horrific disease.
“When my dad was diagnosed, I was obviously very angry,” McCain told the foundation. “One of the things I promised myself is that I was going to talk about death and cancer and grieving as much as possible, and as much as my platform afforded.”
The View panelist shared how she actively educated herself on the illness and encourages others to talk more openly about the process.
“I felt like it was a language I needed to learn. It felt so overwhelming,” McCain revealed. “I just wanted to be more open because it’s such a taboo subject that makes people so uncomfortable. … And I think no matter what your faith is, it’s something we’re all going to go through, and we’re all going to experience. And I think, had I been more open about it, it wouldn’t have been so traumatic for me.”
‘The View’ co-host tweets Taylor Swift
In July 2018, McCain came across a tweet asking pop icon Taylor Swift for a special favor.
“my bestfriend lexi was diagnosed with brain cancer (glioblastoma) in december,” the tweet read. “were going to the #reputationStadiumTour on july 14th in philly and its her dream to meet @taylorswift13 !!”
McCain saw the post about Lexi Caviston, a 21-year-old Pennsylvania native battling the disease. The talk show host decided to add to the tweet to get the mega star’s attention.
“Hey @taylorswift13 – we have never met, but anyway you can meet Lexi at your concert in Philly?” McCain asked on Twitter. “She is fighting the same #glioblastoma cancer my father has and this would make both of our days! xo – Meghan McCain.”
The View team also reached out to Swift, and the music star was happy to meet up with Caviston. Shortly after, the Scranton resident appeared on The View to describe her one-on-one with the superstar. “It was life-changing. I literally sobbed the entire time,” Caviston said.
Meghan McCain honors Lexi Caviston
Last month, McCain celebrated Caviston marrying her longtime love Joshua Ashmar, wishing the couple well on the air. Sadly, Caviston passed away on July 14.
“I am heartbroken by the news of the passing of Lexi Caviston after her long and courageous battle with Glioblastoma,” McCain wrote alongside of pic of Caviston when she was on the show. “I met Lexi in 2018 when she joined @theviewabc to share her brave fight and just last month we shared news of her marriage.”
Wanting to provide some details about the special young woman that people may not know, The View co-host described Caviston as an inspiration.
“I am sending my sincere condolences, love, light and strength to the Caviston family, her loved ones and all the people around the country she impacted with her story,” McCain posted. “She was a beautiful soul who touched me in many ways and I am a better person for knowing her and witnessing her bravery. She was an effervescent, bright light in a dark world that has left us far too soon.”