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Bridget McCain Bio

Bridget McCain is the adopted last born daughter of the late senator John McCain. She was was born on 21 July 1991 in Bangladesh. Bridget was born with a cleft palate.She was adopted from an orphanage in Bangladesh from the Missionaries of Charity Mother Teresa Home, where nuns and foreign workers care for the children.

Born 21st July 1991, Bangladesh
Age 27 years as of 2018
Education Arizona State University Tempe campus
Parents John McCainCindy McCain
Siblings Meghan McCainJames McCainAndrew McCainJohn Sidney McCain IVSidney McCainDouglas McCain

Bridget McCain Biography

Bridget McCain was born on 21 July 1991 in Bangladesh. She is the last born daughter of the late senator John McCain. She was adopted by John McCain and her wife Cindy while still a child. Below, Sister Shuporna the nun who organised the adoption of US Presidential candidate John McCain’s Bangladeshi daughter Bridget poses with village children at the convent where she lives in the northeastern Bangladesh town of Kulaura on August 12, 2008. When John McCain’s youngest daughter was introduced to the Republican National Convention, Sister Shuporna barely recognised the girl she cared for when she was born. The Bangladeshi nun looked after Bridget McCain, who was born with a cleft palate, in her first weeks of life at the Mother Teresa Home in Dhaka’s old town.

Sister Shuporna a nun who organised the adoption of Bridget
Sister Shuporna a nun who organised the adoption of Bridget

Cindy McCain and her late husband John adopted young Bridget from an orphanage in Bangladesh. Bridget was adopted from the Sisters of Charity of Mother Teresa Children’s Home, where nuns and foreign workers care for the children. During an interveiw John is quoted as saying that it was his wife Cindy who made the decision to adopt Bridget.

Bridget McCain Racism Sentiments ove John McCain Political Career

John McCain’s family was scrutinized, and he had several bouts with racism over his adopted daughter, which he had to face due to his political activities. During his campaign trail in 2000 for the Republican Presidential nomination, issues about Bridget were brought up in South Carolina. John McCain revealed that “There were some pretty vile and hurtful things said during the South Carolina primary. It’s a nasty side of politics. We tried to ignore it, and I think we shielded her from it. It’s just unfortunate that that sort of thing still exists As you know she’s Bengali and very dark skinned. A lot of phone calls were made by people who said we should be very ashamed of her, about the color of her skin.”

Bridget Was on the Presidential Campaign Trail With Her Dad in 2000
Bridget Was on the Presidential Campaign Trail With Her Dad in 2000

According to The Nation, George W. Bush strategist, Karl Rove, actually asked voters, “Would you be more or less likely to vote for John McCain … if you knew he had fathered an illegitimate black child?”

Bridget McCain Reads a Bible Verce in his Father Memorial Service

On 30th August during the memorial service of senator John McCain at North Phoenix Baptist Church Bridget read from Chapter 3 of Ecclesiastes. The verse alludes to the cyclical nature of life:

“There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens. A time to give birth, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant.”

Bridget McCain Views on his Father

Bridget McCain is quoted saying that her father, John McCain, always put his family first and she has always enjoyed spending time with her family as well. In an interview with Scholastic, Bridget said, “My Dad’s best achievement is being a dad and also running for president at the same time. He always puts family first!” When asked about his daughter, Bridget, according to Dad Mag, John McCain gushed that, “She has enriched our lives. She’s a wonderful child, a complete part of our family and we love her.”

Bridget Captioned 3rd from right in a tweet by Cindy McCain.

Bridget McCain Cleft Palette

Sister Shuporna was the nun took care of Bridget McCain when she was born with a cleft palette. Bridget was only ten weeks old when Mom, Cindy McCain discovered her. In addition to having a cleft palette, Bridget had other medical issues as well. Cindy McCain told The Sunday Mail that when she first saw her daughter, “She had a terrible cleft palate. Bridget had problems with her feet. She had problems with her hands. She had all kinds of problems.”

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