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Donald Trump Mocked John McCain Before Tuesday’s State of the Union



President Donald Trump reportedly took a swipe at the late Senator John McCain (R-AZ) hours before his State of the Union address on Tuesday, and Meghan McCain was having none of it.

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According to Peter Baker of the New York Times, Trump still resents McCain for voting against a repeal of the Affordable Care Act. McCain famously killed the bill with a dramatic thumb-down gesture on the floor of the Senate. On Tuesday, Trump jabbed at McCain’s book, The Restless Wave.

“By the way,” Trump said of McCain, “he wrote a book and the book bombed.” In reality, McCain’s book earned the number two spot on Amazon and was Barnes & Noble’s third-best seller.

McCain’s eldest daughter Meghan blasted Trump’s “obsession” with her father on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.

“The president’s obsession with my father 6 months after his death is pathetic and telling,” tweeted Ms. McCain, “even at a time when he should be focusing on his message to the American public and the state of our union – the greatness of my father’s life and legacy haunts you.”

Ms. McCain also called out Trump’s hypocritical call for “unity” as he bashes her father.

“So we’re all clear,” she said, “this is our Presidents version of the ‘rejecting of the politics of revenge.'”

The former Senator and Vietnam War veteran included some harsh criticism of Trump in his book.

Trump “seems uninterested in the moral character of world leaders and their regimes,” McCain wrote of the 45th president and his lust for autocrats. “The appearance of toughness or a reality show facsimile of toughness seems to matter more than any of our values. Flattery secures his friendship, criticism his enmity.”

McCain died on August 25, 2018 after battling brain cancer. He was 81.