In a tweet storm, the U.S president went after late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), and Republicans aren’t happy about him doing so.
President Donald Trump targetted the late Vietnam veteran, who passed away in August from brain cancer, about the Steele dossier over the weekend, as IJR Blue reported.
According to The Washington Post, Trump’s statement about McCain and the Steele dossier is incorrect, as the late senator was not aware of the dossier until Nov. 18, 2016, which was after Trump’s election.
Spreading the fake and totally discredited Dossier “is unfortunately a very dark stain against John McCain.” Ken Starr, Former Independent Counsel. He had far worse “stains” than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace after years of campaigning to repeal and replace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2019
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. He & the Dems, working together, failed (as usual). Even the Fake News refused this garbage!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019
In an Oval Office meeting on Tuesday, the president again took swipes at McCain.
When asked by a reporter about his attacks at the late senator, Trump began by criticizing him for not repealing and replacing Obamacare, but then continued to say, “I was never a fan of John McCain, and I never will be.”
Watch his previous comments on McCain:
NEW: "I was never a fan of John McCain, and I never will be," Pres. Trump says in the Oval Office, calling the late senator's health care vote "disgraceful." https://t.co/wOFpFFu88A pic.twitter.com/CWXsYvop46
— ABC News (@ABC) March 19, 2019
“I don’t care if he’s president of United States, owns all the real estate in New York, or is building the greatest immigration system in the world,” he added, continuing:
“When the president is saying that he doesn’t respect John McCain and he’s never going to respect John McCain and all these kids are out there listening to the president of the United States talk that way about the most decorated senator in history who is dead it just sets the worst tone possible.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham also stepped up to defend the late veteran and senator who “stepped forward to risk his life for his country, served honorably under difficult circumstances, and was one of the most consequential senators in the history of the body.”
“Nothing about his service will ever be changed or diminished,” Graham tweeted on Sunday.
Nothing about his service will ever be changed or diminished. (2/2)
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) March 17, 2019
He tweeted on Tuesday he “can’t understand why the President would, once again, disparage a man as exemplary as my friend John McCain.”
I can’t understand why the President would, once again, disparage a man as exemplary as my friend John McCain: heroic, courageous, patriotic, honorable, self-effacing, self-sacrificing, empathetic, and driven by duty to family, country, and God.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 19, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent out a sincere tweet about his “good friend” McCain on Wednesday, without mentioning Trump.
“It was a blessing to serve alongside a rare patriot and genuine American hero in the Senate,” he wrote. “His memory continues to remind me every day that our nation is sustained by the sacrifices of heroes.”
Today and every day I miss my good friend John McCain. It was a blessing to serve alongside a rare patriot and genuine American hero in the Senate. His memory continues to remind me every day that our nation is sustained by the sacrifices of heroes.
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) March 20, 2019
The McCain family didn’t hold back from swiping right back at Trump, as daughter Meghan McCain said on “The View” Monday, “My father was his kryptonite in life, he’s his kryptonite in death,” as IJR Blue reported.
She said Trump’s “life is spent on your weekends not with your family, not with your friends, but obsessing, obsessing over great men you can never live up to,” adding, “that tells you everything you need to know about his pathetic life right now.”
The late senator’s wife, Cindy McCain, tweeted on Tuesday a brutal message she received from a stranger that read: “I’m glad he’s dead.”
Trump’s comments about the late senator aren’t going over well with many leaders, and the profane messages are continuing to escalate.