President Trump on Tuesday escalated his attacks against the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) months after he died from brain cancer.
“I was never a fan of John McCain, and I never will be,” Trump declared to reporters in the Oval Office when asked why he continues to attack the late senator even seven months after his death.
Trump drew bipartisan criticism over the weekend for tweeting insults about McCain, a Vietnam war hero, Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential candidate.
Trump, during an appearance at the White House alongside Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, continued his attacks, saying that he still found it “disgraceful” that McCain voted against repealing key parts of Obamacare in 2017.
Trump said he was “very unhappy that he didn’t repeal and replace Obamacare, as you know.”
“They got to a vote, and he said thumbs down,” Trump said. “I think that’s disgraceful.”
“There are other things,” he added. “I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be.”
Megan McCain, the late senator’s daughter, laid into Trump after his barrage of Twitter attacks.
“He spends his weekend obsessing over great men because he knows it, and I know it and all of you know it, he will never be a great man,” she said on ABC’s “The View.” “My father was his kryptonite in life. He’s his kryptonite in death,” she added.