— American History TV (@cspanhistory) October 22, 2017
From joking about Senator John McCain‘s capture in Vietnam to saying the Arizona senator is “not a war hero,” President Donald Trump has had a notoriously hostile relationship with the Senate Armed Services chairman — and McCain just punched back.
While appearing on C-SPAN 3 to discuss his military service in the Vietnam War, McCain cleverly insulted the president — without mentioning his name — by slamming Trump for dodging the war’s draft with a doctor’s note.
The senator’s dig on Trump went as follows:
“One aspect of the conflict by the way that I will never ever countenance is that we drafted the lowest income level of America and the highest income level found a doctor that would say that they had a bone spur. That is wrong. That is wrong. If we are going to ask every American to serve, every American should serve.”
As of recently, Trump has taken his beef with McCain to the next level after the senator was the deciding vote in striking down the GOP’s Obamacare repeal efforts. The president has since attacked McCain for his NO vote, even playing his own insult game without mentioning names.
“One vote away,” said Trump at an Arizona campaign rally. “I will not mention any names. Very presidential, isn’t it?
“One vote. Speak to your senator. Please. speak to your senator,” he added.
Watch above via C-SPAN.
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