President Trump and Arizona Republican Senator John McCain have, to put it mildly, a tortured relationship with one another. And a lot of that static comes from something Trump said during the 2016 race for the White House when he questioned whether or not McCain was a war hero.
“He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”
On Wednesday, McCain was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which makes what Trump had to say about the Arizona senator not only in poor taste, but not much of way to tell someone you hope they get well. Specifically, Trump remarked:
“And I can tell you, we hope John McCain gets better very soon. Because we miss him. He’s a crusty voice in Washington — plus, we need his vote. And he’ll be back. And he will be back sooner than somebody else would be back — he’ll be back soon.”
Yeah, we need your vote, John, so how about foregoing your impending chemotherapy and radiation treatments so we can pass this Trumpcare bill which is gonna take health insurance away from 30 million people who might also one day be diagnosed with cancer? Love ya, John, but hurry back and vote, you bum!
Trump then resorted to used car salesman mode and added this about the failed GOP healthcare bill:
“We’re going to get that done, and I think we’re going to surprise some people. They’re pushing very hard, the Republican senators, they’re great people … and we’re getting it together and it’s going to happen.”
With “friends” like Donald Trump, John McCain doesn’t need any enemies.
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