‘The View’: Meghan McCain Shares Heartfelt Tribute To Father on Thanksgiving Day

Meghan McCain is one of the most celebrated commentators on The View for her grit and pulse on politics. The conservative co-host is currently on maternity leave and has been absent from the show for the last couple of weeks. However, fans have been getting their McCain fix on social media. On Thanksgiving Day, the political analyst shared a heartfelt tribute to her late father.

Meghan McCain with her late father John McCain
Meghan McCain with her late father John McCain | Heidi Gutman /Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

What did Meghan McCain post on Instagram?

Viewers that follow McCain on the ABC talk show know that she had a special relationship with her father. The two held a special bond and Thanksgiving Day has been a nostalgic day for the TV co-host. On Instagram, McCain shared a couple of videos of the late Senator John McCain’s last observance of the holiday.

“Thanksgiving was your favorite holiday — it will never be the same without you,” McCain posted on the video she shared where the Senator is seen carving a turkey. “I miss your fried turkey, sense of humor, and vodka with baby onions the most today. I love you Dad.”

The touching tribute was heartfelt and we could all feel McCain’s pain missing her father. She then shared another video where the former Arizona senator is seen taking out the fried turkey after it was cooked.

“Last one — Happy Thanksgiving, wherever you are Dad,” McCain wrote.

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Meghan McCain shares her love for motherhood

Although Thanksgiving Day is not the same for McCain after her father died, she also has a lot to be happy about. The daytime star recently gave birth to her daughter Liberty Sage and will be observing her first Thanksgiving. McCain recently expressed on social media how surprised she is by motherhood and describes it as the “perfect antidote” to everything going on in the world right now.

“The magic of new motherhood is truly the antidote to all the ugly, bitter chaos in the world — and no one is more surprised than me how much being a mother suits me,” she tweeted.

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Weeks before she had shared another sweet anecdote regarding her baby daughter. In a lengthy Instagram post, McCain talked about Liberty’s personality traits calling her a little “wildcat.”

“Having Liberty is like observing my entire heart life and exist outside of my body,” McCain posted on Instagram. “She is a little wildcat — beautiful, strong, alert, already so full [of] life and spirit… I only wish I had done this sooner.”

“All of the cliches have come true and exceeded well beyond my wildest expectations — it is hands down the best thing I have ever done in my entire life and I am completely in awe of our daughter,” The View co-host also said.

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Meghan McCain guards her baby’s privacy

Early on in her pregnancy, McCain shared with her social media followers why she had not shared details about her road to motherhood.

“Ben and I have made the conscious decision to guard our (growing) families’ privacy as much as is possible,” McCain posted on Instagram. “I believe children have a right to privacy and hope you will all understand as we navigate this as much as possible going forward without sacrificing our comfort or safety.”

McCain fans have been respectful of her decision and applaud every time she does share tidbits of her baby.

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