Trump Takes A Minute To Jump Up And Down On McCain Before Leaving WH

on January 22, 2013 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 22: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) heads to his Russell Senate Office Building office before meeting with former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel on Capitol Hill January 22, 2013 in Washington, DC. Hagel, ... WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 22: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) heads to his Russell Senate Office Building office before meeting with former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel on Capitol Hill January 22, 2013 in Washington, DC. Hagel, who cochaired McCain's 2000 presidential campaign, has been nominated by U.S. President Barack Obama to succeed Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 30, 2019 9:14 a.m.

President Donald Trump, never one to let a trifling thing like death end a grudge, spent time lobbing criticisms at the late Sen. John McCain Thursday morning before leaving for his Colorado trip.

“I was very angry with John McCain because he killed health care,” Trump said when a reporter asked about the White House hiding a ship in Japan named for McCain and his relatives. “I was not a big fan of John McCain in any way, shape or form.”

“To me, John McCain — I wasn’t a fan, but I would never do a thing like that,” he added. “Now, somebody did it because they thought I didn’t like him. They were well-meaning, I will say.”

The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the White House asked the Navy to hide a ship bearing the McCain family name from view before his trip. Trump claims to have been ignorant of the directive.

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