McCain On Palin Endorsing Trump: ‘I Respect Her View’

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When asked on Wednesday about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s decision to endorse Donald Trump, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) did not criticize his running mate in the 2008 presidential election.

“I respect her view,” McCain told reporters on Capitol Hill when asked about the endorsement, according to The Hill.

“I have great affection and appreciation for her,” he added. “I respect what she does.”

Reporters asked McCain if Trump should choose Palin to be his vice presidential running mate, according to The Hill.

“That’s up to him, not up to me,” he replied. “I certainly don’t pretend to know what his thoughts are.”

McCain said that he has no plans to endorse a candidate in the Republican presidential primary, according to The Hill.

“I’m not considering anyone,” he said. “I’ve got my own race to run.”