Meghan McCain Says She Cried When Convention Nominated Trump: 'This Is a Garbage Election'
"This election is so dark and so emotionally draining but I still remain hopeful," Meghan McCain tells PEOPLE
Meghan McCain is having an emotional week.
“It’s really hard,” says McCain, a Fox News analyst who also hosts a three-hour, daily radio talk show, America Now, on iHeartRadio. “I understand the voters have spoken. I understand that he’s had more votes than any other candidate – but this is an incredibly polarizing election. 60 percent of Republicans want another candidate. This is not the vision for America I have.”
Not that her disapproval of the Donald would drive her to vote for another candidate she takes issue with, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
“This is a garbage election with two garbage candidates and America deserves a lot better than this,” McCain says.
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So what option does that leave her? “I’m writing in a candidate,” she says, adding that she will also vote for her father, the 2008 GOP presidential nominee, who is currently running for re-election in Arizona.
Though McCain says the ugly, divisive and polarizing election has “almost turned her into a pessimist,” she still has hope for the future of her party.
“If this turns into the Trump Party, I think it’s an opportunity to have a conservative party platform, a third party – something representative of the values that traditionally, I and many like me have adhered to. So the message is, hang in there. This election is so dark and so emotionally draining but I still remain hopeful for, after the election, moving forward.”
• Reporting by SANDRA SOBIERAJ WESTFALL