In response to uproar over Trump’s latest comments criticizing John McCain’s disloyalty to his own party, the president commented, “I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be.”
On Sunday, Trump posted a controversial tweet that lead to outrage that Trump would “attack” a dead man. Here’s the tweet:
So, just because McCain is dead makes it OK for him to betray his party?
Kudos to Trump for standing his ground!
Trump has expressed critical statements about McCain in the past as well for his vote against the repeal of Obamacare.
Check it out:
ABC News reported on the story:
“I'm very unhappy that he didn't repeal and replace Obamacare, as you know. He campaigned on repealing and replacing Obamacare for years and then they got to a vote and he said thumbs down,” Trump said. “Plus there were other things. I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be.”
The president's comments came during an Oval Office meeting with the president of Brazil and after a series of weekend tweets in which Trump blasted the senator, who passed away battling brain cancer in last August.
USA Today gave more details:
Supporters of McCain said they don't understand why Trump would continually criticize a dead man, especially one who represented Republicans as their 2008 presidential nominee.
During a series of tweets over the weekend, Trump hit McCain for his handling of a dossier compiled by a former British spy on Trump's relationship with Russia leading up to the 2016 election.
"So it was indeed (just proven in court papers) 'last in his class' (Annapolis) John McCain that sent the Fake Dossier to the FBI and Media hoping to have it printed BEFORE the Election," Trump tweeted on Sunday. "He & the Dems, working together, failed (as usual). Even the Fake News refused this garbage!"
Trump also blamed McCain for casting a key vote against a Republican health care plan.
McCain supporters pointed out that Trump was incorrect about the late senator's class standing – he finished fifth from the bottom at the Naval Academy, something he joked about frequently. They also called the attacks disrespectful to the longtime senator, veteran and former prisoner of war.
Trump certaintly stirred up the pot with this one, but being dead does not make one untouchable.
If it did, no one could criticize Stalin or Hitler.
Is that what these Trump criticizers want? Maybe it is!