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President Trump continued his attack on the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Wednesday, during a speech to workers at an Army tank, the slamming of the deceased legislator plans in Ohio, for his support for the US wars in the Middle East and his infamous vote against repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.
After touting his administration’s progress in the fight against the Islamic state in Syria and the US, recent economic successes, Trump gates in McCain’s heritage and in an unusual remark, took credit for the late senator’s state funeral in Washington at the end of last year.
“I endorsed him, at his request, gave him the kind of funeral he wanted, the President of the United States, I had to approve it,” Trump said. “It doesn’t matter to me, but I don’t even have a thank-you.”
“I liked him very much,” Trump said. “I’ll get it and probably never will.”
The President then went on with a Laundry list of complaints which he had against McCain – from an ally of the late senator, allegedly, the transfer of the so-called Steele dossier of the FBI, to his support for the American intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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“We are in a war, McCain pushed so hard,” Trump said. “We teach it, but it’s been a disaster.”
Earlier in his speech, Trump-administration connected progress against ISIS, and is a diagram in territory controlled by the terrorist kept the group on election day in 2016 compared with today.
“As of today, there is no, the Caliphate is ready from today evening,” he said.
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The President of the recent criticism of McCain, and his legacy has rankled many members of his own Republican party, with many GOP lawmakers defence of the late Arizona senator.
“Today and every day I miss my good friend John McCain,” Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., tweeted. “It was a blessing to, in addition to a rare patriot and real American heroes in the Senate. To remember his memory still, to me, every day, that our nation is supported by the sacrifices of the heroes.”
Trump’s feud with McCain dates back to before he was elected President.
In the year 2015, after McCain had said, Trump platform had “fired the crazy, the” Trump mocked McCain’s captivity in the Vietnam war, saying: “I don’t like people that were captured.”
The two remain at odds until McCain the death of brain cancer last year.
While Trump had remained silent about his dislike of McCain since the senator’s death, over the weekend, the President renewed his attacks on McCain and blasted not give the FBI the claims-based Steele dossier that Moscow held compromising information about Trump.
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“The proliferation of counterfeit and completely discredited Dossier” is, unfortunately, a very dark spot against John McCain.’ Ken Starr, Former Independent Counsel,” Trump tweeted. “He had much, much worse “flaw”, as this, including the thumbs down on repeal and replace repeal after years of struggle and replace it!”
Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., it was one of the harshest critics of the President’s attacks on McCain said earlier this week that “America deserves better”, and nobody “about decency and respect for the people who risk their lives for your life.”
To put “I only want you on the line, which earned the country a better place, the McCain family deserves better, I don’t care if he said the President of the United States, owns all of the real estate in New York, or builds the largest immigration system in the world,” Isakson,. “Nothing is more important than the integrity of the country and those who fought and risked their lives for all of us.”
To say Megan McCain, the late senator’s daughter and a co-host on ABC’s “The view,” tweet early Wednesday “used to be As my father always to me Illegitimi non carborundum” is a mock-Latin aphorism translated as “Don’ T let the bastards grind you down.” She followed up on “The View” by saying that her father would think it was so funny that our President was so jealous that he dominates the news cycle at the time of death.”
Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.