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Fox’s Cavuto Blows Up at Trump 2016 Aide Over McCain: Doesn’t Bother You That He May Have Lied About a ‘Dead Man?!’

After a scorching opening commentary in which he took on those in the GOP who are not standing up to President Donald Trump and allowing him to attack the legacy of John McCain, Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto went after it with an ex-Trump campaign aide who sided with his former boss in the feud.

In a fiery skirmish, Cavuto tussled with Matt Braynard, the ex-Trump camapign director of digital and strategy. Braynard echoed Trump’s claim that McCain’s vote against GOP-backed healthcare legislation came without warning, and was a sudden reversal of his position. Cavuto promptly fact-checked Braynard.

“The president seemed to say that John McCain had already told him that he was going to vote for it,” Cavuto said. “No one I talked to who was involved in that at the time said that was the case.”

“Who cares?” Braynard said. “What’s that got to do with criticizing his position on the issue?”

“The president might have lied about it,” Cavuto said. “Does that bother you? That he might have lied about what a dead man did?!”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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