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One Year After John McCain’s Death, His Daughter Meghan McCain Still Feels the Stinging Pain of His Loss

Co-host of 'The View' declares she misses her dad 'every single day' — is now taking a break from social media

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The daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) — who passed away one year ago — is grieving still after his loss and says she likely will be for some time to come.

On Twitter this past Saturday, “The View” co-host shared a memorable tribute to her father, who died last August of brain cancer at the age of 81.

“Last year tomorrow, August 25th,” she wrote on August 24, “was the worst day of my life. I lost my hero. I miss my father every single day, I will for the rest of my life.”

“Grief is omnipresent and relentless,” she also wrote.

“For every single person who has sent prayers, love & support to my family, we are truly grateful.”

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She posted a photo along with her message, presumably of her holding her frail father’s hand.

She also shared this message, along with a second photo.

It showed father and daughter wrapped up against the sun and sitting together as they looked out upon a desert — perhaps in Arizona.

Last year, at Washington’s National Cathedral, a sobbing Meghan McCain gave a dramatic eulogy for her father during his funeral service. Many people watched it at home while tears ran down their cheeks.

During that eulogy, however, the loyal daughter also went out of her way to hit President Donald Trump — one of her father’s fiercest political enemies.

It was in some ways vastly disappointing — in other ways, perhaps not unexpected.

“John Sidney McCain III was many things. He was a sailor, he was an aviator, he was a husband, he was a warrior, he was a prisoner, he was a hero, he was a congressman, he was a senator, he was nominee for president of the United States,” said Meghan McCain in part on that day. “These are all of the titles and roles of a life that’s been well-lived. They’re not the greatest of his titles nor the most important of his roles.”

“The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great.”

She continued with these comments — and made this swipe within, though no names were mentioned: “He was a great man. We gather to mourn the passing of American greatness, the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice, those that live lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served.”

She also said, “The America of John McCain is generous and welcoming and bold. She’s resourceful, confident, secure. She meets her responsibilities. She speaks quietly because she’s strong. America does not boast because she has no need to. The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great. That fervent faith, that proven devotion, that abiding love — that is what drove my father from the fiery skies above the Red River delta to the brink of the presidency itself.”

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