Sen. John McCain, never known to suffer foolish questions, unloaded on Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy after the young reporter asked a question the lawmaker deemed stupid.
“Has your relationship with the president frayed to the point that you are not going to support anything that he comes to you and asks for?” Steve Doocy’s son asked McCain in the halls of the Senate.
“Why would you say something that stupid?” McCain replied, staring intensely into Doocy’s eyes. “Why would you ask something that dumb? Huh?”
“My job as a United States senator, is a senator from Arizona which I was just re-elected to. You mean that I am somehow going to behave in a way that I’m going to block everything because of some personal disagreement?”
“That’s a dumb question,” he concluded.
The frayed relationship Doocy referred to between McCain and President Trump ratcheted up a notch this week, after the Arizona senator delivered a scathing rebuke of “half-baked nationalism” in a speech accepting the Liberty Medal Monday night.
In a radio interview on Tuesday, Trump replied ominously, “at some point I fight back and it won’t be pretty.”
Watch McCain go after Doocy above, via MSNBC.
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