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Meghan McCain blasts bizarre new musical about her father John McCain living in Trump’s brain

FOR SUNDAY NEWS The cast of âThe Ghost of John McCainâ, Ann Harada, Hudson Loverro, Ken Marks, Major Attaway, Andrew Polk, Angie Schworer during at reading at Sunlight Studios in Manhattan.

A planned musical about John McCain is already getting panned — by the late senator’s daughter.

“The Ghost of John McCain,” takes place shortly after his death and finds the Vietnam War hero’s ghost trapped inside Donald Trump’s brain, as the former president battles to win the approval of the GOP establishment.

The bizarre production, written by Scott Elmegreen, had an invitation-only table read near Times Square last week and a run at a New York City theater is planned.

“I am not going to see it. I am grossed out by the entire concept,” Meghan McCain told The Post. “My dad hated musicals. My dad liked comedies and old war movies and cowboy movies. I am trying not to let it upset me, but I think it’s gross and I have no interest in seeing it.

“How would you feel if you were me?” she continued. “Your dead dad died and in the afterlife, he’s living in Trump’s brain? Give me a break. You think I’m going to like something like that?

“I want nothing to do with any of this,” said McCain, 39.

Director Marya Mazor insisted the play was “a unique psychological exploration of power, rivalry, and the human condition.”

We “use McCain’s story in conjunction with the story of Donald Trump to tell a more theatrical tale about ethics and how to live an ethical life in a culture in which the price of winning can seem to make that impossible,” said Mazor, a veteran director whose work on a California production of “Fun Home” was praised by the Los Angeles Times in 2020.

“It’s not a polemical piece, with a one-sided point of view. It’s not an anti-Trump screed. It’s something looking more broadly as a society, and how we have changed as a culture.”

The musical features a Greek Chorus of notable extras portraying Hillary Clinton, late Trump attorney Roy Cohn, late Argentine first lady Eva Perón, President Teddy Roosevelt, and Sen. Lindsey Graham.

John McCain, a longtime Republican senator, died of brain cancer in 2018.

During his final years in office, he frequently sparred with Trump, often in deeply personal terms.

Trump infamously dismissed McCain’s heroic years spent as a prisoner of war in Vietnam by saying, “I like people who weren’t captured.”

During his final years in office, he frequently sparred with Trump, often in deeply personal terms.

McCain in turn often blasted Trump’s performance as president.

Just a month before his death McCain called a fawning press conference between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory.”

McCain also famously nuked Trump’s effort to repeal Obamacare.


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