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MSNBC Panel Shreds Trump’s Attacks on McCain: ‘It is Beneath the Office of the President’

An MSNBC panel came out hard against President Donald Trump‘s attacks on the late Senator John McCain Tuesday, describing his comments as “utterly classless” and “beneath the office of the President of the United States.”

Former Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) said Trump was attacking McCain because the former senator can no longer defend himself and is an easy distraction from Trump’s current job performance.

“You know, people can see that for what it is. And it’s really rather disgusting,” said Edwards.

Former Jeb Bush presidential campaign advisor Michael Steel, who was on the same panel as Edwards, agreed. Steel said he worked on a different campaign back when McCain was running for president in 2008, and believed McCain was “profoundly wrong” on certain issues, but it does not justify the President’s post mortem attacks on him.

“He’s an American hero and there is no need to disparage him particularly since he’s passed away and continue to do so in such vicious and stupid and personal terms,” said Steel. “It is utterly classless.”

Steel said Trump’s remarks about McCain reflect not the values of the Republican Party, but his own values. Trump did not serve the country the way McCain did both in combat and in office, said Steel.

Nonetheless, Trump continues to maintain “sky-high” approval among Republicans, MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt noted. Steel said Trump’s Republican peers in Washington will continue to publicly go along with his attacks on McCain as long as Republican voters continue to support Trump.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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