nearvideo trump on John McCain: “I’m not a fan’
FOX Business ” Maria Bartiromo asks President Trump about his criticism of the former Senator, John McCain.
President Trump to tell again of his enduring, one-sided feud with the late Sen. John McCain Thursday, Fox Business Network “in the Morning, Maria”, “I’m not a fan of John McCain, and that’s fine.”
Trump again accused McCain, died last August, that a dossier of Trump, his alleged relations to Russia, the FBI and the triggering of the current Russia’s investigation, which is currently directed by Special Counsel Robert Müller. The President described the dossier as “fake news”, “a Scam … paid for by Hillary Clinton and the Democrats. This is not good.”
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The President also took issue with McCain, the now-famous “thumbs down” votes against a measure to repeal and replace ObamaCare in July 2017.
“It was terrible what he did, with repeal and replace” Trump Bartiromo said. “What he did to the Republican party and the nation, and sick people had great health care is not good.”
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Trump has stepped up his attacks on McCain in recent days, after the revelation of the dossier, that came in a newly-unsealed Declaration of a former senior FBI counterintelligence agent, Bill Priestap, as part of an ongoing libel action against BuzzFeed by a Russian business man. Priestap confirmed that McCain gave the Bureau a copy of the first 33 pages of the dossier in December 2016.
During a speech to workers at an Army tank Wednesday, trump prickly plant in Ohio in McCain again.
“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 at one point. “It doesn’t matter to me, but I don’t even have a thank-you.”
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Trump told Bartiromo that McCain took his criticism of “a very small part” of his time, and made the media for the subject of education.
“When I went out there [Wednesday], the scrum, they asked me the question,” he said. “If you ask me that question, I’ll answer the question. But to bring the people, I don’t know.”
Fox News’ Andrew O’reilly and Paulina contributed Dedaj to this report.