On Monday, President Trump signed a defense funding bill named after Senator John McCain but didn’t mention him once during the speech that followed. Later in the day, Trump decided it was a good time to go after the Senator who voted ‘no’ to repeal Obamacare.
After refusing to say his name earlier today, Trump goats his audience into booing cancer-stricken John McCain for voting against ACA repeal pic.twitter.com/uDdnuyqPzO
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 13, 2018
According to The Hill:
President Trump hit Sen. John McCain in a speech hours after signing a defense bill named after the Arizona Republican.
Trump, speaking at a New York fundraising event, sarcastically referred to McCain as “one of our wonderful senators,” and referenced McCain’s key vote against a proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
“ObamaCare, we got rid of the individual mandate, which is the most unpopular aspect,” Trump said. “I would’ve gotten rid of everything, but as you know, one of our wonderful senators said ‘thumbs down’ at 2 o’clock in the morning.”
The comment prompted a small chorus of boos from the audience.
Trump and McCain’s contentious relationship is no secret, and Trump took the opportunity to express his displeasure with the ailing Senator.