Trump Battles With Maria Bartiromo Over McCain: ‘Mr. President, He’s Dead. He Can’t Punch Back’

President Donald Trump‘s most recent attack on the late Sen. John McCain was so egregious that even Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo called him out during a new interview, pointing out that McCain “can’t punch back. He’s dead.”

On Thursday afternoon, Fox Business Network played a preview clip of Bartiromo’s interview with Trump during which she asked him about his attacks on McCain, and Trump stood by the attacks, while managing to tell several falsehoods as well.

“You spend a good portion of your time in Ohio the other day trashing John McCain,” Bartiromo said.

“Senator John McCain is dead. Why are you doing this?” she asked.

“It’s not a good portion of my time, it’s a very small portion,” Trump said, before repeating several of his favorite attacks about McCain, which themselves contain numerous falsehoods.

In fact, Trump spent a solid four-and-a-half minutes ranting about McCain in Ohio Wednesday,  falsely claiming that he had “approved” McCain’s funeral, complaining that he hadn’t been thanked for the gesture, and even taking credit for a piece of legislation that was literally named after McCain.

“Mr. President, he’s dead. He can’t punch back. He’s dead,” Bartiromo reiterated.

“I don’t talk about it. People ask me the question. I didn’t bring this up. You just brought it up. You asked the question,” Trump said. But at his speech in Ohio Wednesday, nobody asked him a question about McCain, Trump simply volunteered the attacks.

Trump concluded by attacking McCain over his vote against the repeal of Obamacare, and told Bartiromo twice more that “I’m not a fan” of the late senator.

Watch the clip above, via Fox Business Network.

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