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UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 3: Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., listens during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on privatized military housing on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc vi... UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 3: Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., listens during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on privatized military housing on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 29, 2020 10:30 a.m.

This has been building for a while. But it’s really something and fully out loud now, an embattled President openly mocking and deriding a loyalist Senator struggling to defend her seat in state critical to the President’s own electoral fortunes. “You got one minute! One minute, Martha! They don’t want to hear this, Martha. Come on, Martha. Let’s go. Quick, quick.” Zoë Richards has the story.

I got asked yesterday what Trump’s deal is with McSally. I think he’s told us, ironically about another Arizona Senate. As he said, he likes heroes who don’t get captured. Yes, McSally has awkwardly tried to separate herself from some of the President’s most extreme antics. And Trump had various sources of bitterness with John McCain. But neither really captures this part of Trump.

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