Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) tore into President Trump for his reignited criticism of the late Sen. John McCain, saying he “can’t understand” how you could “disparage a man as exemplary” “heroic,” and “courageous” as 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,” Romney said in a tweet Tuesday.
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
In an interview with CNN in January, Romney pledged to make his disagreements with the president known.
“Where I disagree, I’ll point that out,” Romney said at the time.
During an Oval Office appearance with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday, Trump railed against McCain’s 2017 Senate vote against a Republican bill that would have repealed the Affordable Care Act.
“I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be,” Trump said of McCain, who died of brain cancer on Aug. 25, 2018.
“He campaigned on repealing and replacing ObamaCare for years and then he got to a vote and he said ‘thumbs down,’” Trump added. “I think that’s disgraceful, plus there are other things.”
Trump continues to attack John McCain nearly seven months after his death.
"I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be."
Via CBS pic.twitter.com/0Es11yxcqn
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 19, 2019
Trump also attacked McCain over the weekend, falsely accusing him of sharing a copy of the Steele dossier on the billionaire’s ties to Russia with the media before the 2016 presidential 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. He & the Dems, working together, failed (as usual). Even the Fake News refused this garbage!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019