President Donald Trump joked that Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was “having a nervous breakdown” as she stared daggers at him when he refused to answer a reporter’s question about if the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) would have been a better President than Barack Obama.
According to a Thursday Bloomberg report, he said: “I don’t want to comment on it. I have a very strong opinion, all right,” teasing “maybe I’ll give you that answer some day later.”
Trump also pushed back against the notion that he had dishonored McCain with his controversial decisions to quickly restore the White House flags to full staff, to initially decline to sign a proclamation honoring McCain’s life and to reject a meaty statement written by his staffers in favor of a bare bones sympathy tweet immediately after McCain’s death.
“No, I don’t think I did at all,” he told Bloomberg. “I’ve done everything that they requested and no, I don’t think I have at all.”
“We had our disagreements and they were very strong disagreements. I disagreed with many of the things that I assume he believed in,” he added. “I respect his service to the country.”