Trump Renews Attacks on ‘Disgraceful’ John McCain: I Was Never a Fan of His and ‘I Never Will Be’
President Donald Trump slammed John McCain again on Tuesday — continuing his latest round of attacks on the deceased former senator.
During a pool spray in the Oval Office with Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, NBC’s Kristen Welker asked Trump why he keeps on attacking McCain months after his death. Trump cited McCain’s decisive vote against the repeal effort of the Affordable Care Act and suggested that McCain voted that way out of spite for Trump.
“I’m very unhappy he didn’t repeal and replace ObamaCare, as you know. He campaigned on repealing and replacing ObamaCare for years then he gave a thumbs down. We would have had great health care. He campaigned, he told us hours before that he was going to repeal and replace. And then for some reason, I think I understand the reason, he ended up going thumbs up. And frankly had we even known that we would have gotten a vote because we could have gotten somebody else. I think that’s disgraceful. I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be.”
Welker attempted to ask Trump if his attacks are beneath the dignity of the office, but the press was herded out of the office without an answer.
Trump’s comments have been a source of distress for McCain’s family — with Meghan McCain responding to these remarks yesterday on The View by saying the president lives a “pathetic life” and will never be a great man like her father.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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