POLL: Do you view Trump’s attacks on McCain as disrespectful?
The dominating news story this week has been President Trump’s renewed attacks on the late Sen. John McCain.
McCain, who passed away in August of last year, has been often criticized by the president due to their feuding relationship since the beginning of the Trump presidency.
Trump on Tuesday told reporters at the White House, during a meeting with Brazil’s visiting president, “I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be.”
Trump on Wednesday then attacked the late GOP senator for his connection to a dossier of claims about the president and Russia, his vote against a Republican effort to repeal ObamaCare and his support for the Iraq War.
Trump spent five full minutes jabbing at McCain during an official White House event intended to highlight manufacturing in Ohio. The barbs marked the fourth time in the last five days that Trump has criticized McCain
“I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve. I don’t care about this, I didn’t get a thank you. That’s OK,” Trump told workers at a tank factory in Lima, Ohio.
His comments on McCain have drawn scorn from both Democrats and Republicans.
“It’s deplorable what he said,” Georgia GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson said in an interview with Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “Political Rewind” radio show Wednesday.
“When a president (who faked a disability in order to avoid serving) attacks a departed war hero, it’s for attention,” Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg tweeted. “We should honor the late Senator McCain, and also follow his example by focusing not on the behavior of the president but on the future of our country.”
“Why don’t you go and sit down with your wife for just a few minutes, Mr. President, and listen to the First Lady when she’s talking about stopping online bullying,” Former Republican California Gov. and Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger said Wednesday. “That is a really great message. Which way do we go? Your way, or her way.”
“Whether you agree with John McCain or disagree with his attitude about war, he was a great human being and a historic figure, and there’s no logical reason to make these arguments after he’s dead,” said Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano Wednesday on “Shepard Smith Reporting.”
However, Fox Business host Lou Dobbs criticized Republican critics of the president’s latest comments about McCain.
“These are better numbers than Reagan had and Nixon had when they both had 49 state victories,” Rollins said on his show, referring to the fact that 78 percent of Republicans are enthusiastic about Trump. “I am not predicting that, but I’m simply predicting there are a lot of Republicans out there ready for the fight. They are proud of this president. They want this president reelected.”
In your opinion, do you view Trump’s comments about McCain disrespectful or justified?
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