President Donald Trump revealed Tuesday that he is still not happy with late Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain for voting down a GOP proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare.
McCain, who passed away from brain cancer last August, has been the subject of many presidential tweets since his death. Over the weekend, Trump ramped up his attacks, blasting the now-deceased senator for his alleged role in the dissemination of the Steele dossier to the media and for his vote against replacing the Affordable Care Act.
During a pool spray with Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, NBC’s Kristen Welker asked, “Mr. President, why are you attacking Sen. John McCain seven months after his death?”
“I’m really unhappy that he didn’t repeal and replace Obamacare, as you know, he campaigned on repealing and replacing Obamacare for years and then he got to a vote and he said thumbs down,” Trump replied. “Our country would’ve saved a trillion dollars and we would’ve had great health care.”
“I think that’s disgraceful — plus there are other things,” Trump added. “I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be.”
Trump’s tweets about McCain have incited rage in the senator’s daughter, Meghan McCain, who responded by calling her father Trump’s “kryptonite.”