President Donald Trump attacked John McCain yet again on Thursday, calling him ‘horrible’ after the late senator’s two daughters begged earlier that day for the president to leave their dad and family alone.
‘I’m not a fan. He was horrible what he did with repeal and replace. What he did to the Republican Party and to the nation, and to sick people that could have had great health care was not good. So I’m not a fan of John McCain and that’s fine,’ Trump told Fox Business Network.
The president has repeatedly complained about McCain’s 2017 vote on the GOP’s so-called ‘skinny repeal’ of Obamacare, which would have repealed the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate and rolled back a tax on medical devices.
McCain gave a dramatic thumbs down on the Senate floor during the vote, which killed Republican efforts to take down former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law.
Trump has railed repeatedly against his late nemesis for the past week, starting off with a flurry of critical tweets over the weekend that segued into harsher language in the past few days.
But he denied to Fox Business Network he’s spending a lot of time talking about the Vietnam War hero even as he went back to attacking McCain over the infamous Golden Showers dossier, a document with unverified allegations the Russians have blackmail material on the president.
‘It’s not a good portion of my time, it’s a very small portion. But if you realize about three days ago it came out that his main person gave to the FBI the fake news dossier. It was a fake, it was a fraud, it was paid for by Hillary Clinton and the Democrats. They gave it to John McCain who gave it to the FBI for very evil purposes, that’s not good,’ he said.
Fox Business Network’s anchor Maria Bartiromo pressed him on attacking someone who was dead and could not respond.
‘But Mr. President, he’s dead. He can’t punch back. I know you punch back, but he’s dead,’ she said.
‘No, I don’t talk about it,’ Trump said. ‘People ask me the question, I didn’t bring this up. You just brought it up, you asked the question.’
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Emily Goodin