Hatch, who is a Republican Senator from Utah, did say that McCain should have his wishes met for his funeral, but he thinks McCain should reconsider.
But when it came to Hatch, McCain said she would "like everybody to take a collective breath and chill out, on my dad for a second, especially Orrin Hatch".
"He's the president of the United States, and he's a very good man", Hatch said of Trump.
"He would be a very interesting speaker and would do a good job for John", Hatch told CNN. "I think John should have his own wishes fulfilled with regard to who attends the funeral", he told Politico.
Hatch also sent a letter to McCain apologizing for his comment and for suggesting that McCain would not return to the Senate, according to a person familiar with its contents.
McCain and Trump have had a rough relationship, particularly during the 2016 presidential primary, when Trump said McCain - a POW for years in Vietnam - was not really a war hero because he was captured. He had surgery last July for a brain tumor that was later identified as a form of glioblastoma. John McCain, R-Arizona, not to want President Donald Trump at his funeral.
With what has been said about her father, McCain's daughter and "The View" co-host Meghan McCain probably wouldn't want Trump in the funeral anyway. "I like people who weren't captured". Trump went so far as to call McCain a "dummy" and a "loser" that time. Trump has personally attacked the fellow Republican over policy disagreements.
Co-host and unabashed liberal Joy Behar noted that Hatch "used to be mentally stable", but now it seems "he says insane stuff".
"To abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of global leadership for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other exhausted dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history", McCain said.