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Meghan McCain slams ‘Ghost of John McCain’ satire musical ‘set inside the brain of Donald Trump’

Meghan McCain slams 'Ghost Of John McCain' musical: 'Hope it bombs'
Meghan McCain slams 'Ghost Of John McCain' musical: 'Hope it bombs'


It’s fair to say Meghan McCain won’t be seeing the upcoming musical comedy “Ghost of John McCain.”

The 39-year-old outspoken daughter of the late Arizona senator took to X Tuesday to express her disgust about the off-Broadway musical, which is set to come to the Soho Playhouse over Labor Day weekend. The production will run through Nov. 5 – which is Election Day.

“This is trash – nothing more than a gross cash grab by mediocre desperate people,” Meghan quote tweeted a Deadline article about the production.

“I hope it bombs,” she added.

Meghan McCain at the J100 Gala in 2021 in Rockleigh, New Jersey. Getty Images
Meghan McCain at the J100 Gala in 2021 in Rockleigh, New Jersey. Getty Images

In a statement to The Post on Thursday, the show’s producers wrote, “This show began as the passion project of John McCain’s first chief of staff, the late Grant Woods, who eulogized the senator beside President Biden before his own death in 2021.”

“Our team has been in conversation with the McCain family ever since,” it continued. Meghan and her husband were invited to our reading of the show this past winter, and they will be invited to our upcoming reading on May 9th as well. We think they will love it, just as audiences have to date.”

The Post has contacted reps for Meghan for comment.

Meghan and John McCain on “The View” in 2017. ABC via Getty Images
Meghan and John McCain on “The View” in 2017. ABC via Getty Images

The show’s synopsis claims it is “a musical comedy set inside the brain of Donald Trump that got under the skin of Meghan McCain.”

Former President Trump and the McCain family have been at odds ever since he called John, a Navy veteran, a “loser” in 2015 because he was captured as a prisoner of war.

John died in 2018 of cancer just shy of his 82nd birthday.

Sen. John McCain in 2015 in Washington, D.C. Getty Images
Sen. John McCain in 2015 in Washington, D.C. Getty Images

Meghan co-hosted “The View” during Trump’s presidential run from 2016 to 2020. Despite her conservative views, she openly criticized “The Apprentice” star and had a friendship with Joe Biden, who she said supported her throughout her dad’s cancer battle.

She left the morning talk show in 2021 amid tensions with her fellow co-hosts — and has less-than-glowing memoriesabout her time on ABC.

Meghan addressed the musical in January when a development workshop was announced.

Meghan speaks at John’s memorial service Sept. 1, 2018. REUTERS
Meghan speaks at John’s memorial service Sept. 1, 2018. REUTERS

“My family has not authorized it nor was aware of it,” she told the Messenger at the time. “I was as surprised as everyone else to see the announcement.”

Its producing team includes political strategist Jason Rose and the former presidential candidate’s longtime campaign consultant, Max Rose.