Trump Skips Mention Of McCain At GOP Dinner

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August 25, 2018 9:55 am
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump didn’t mention Arizona Sen. John McCain during his speech at a Republican party dinner in Ohio Friday, hours after the family of the ailing senator said he had chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer.

The White House didn’t address McCain’s announcement and the president didn’t make any references to the senator. Trump has frequently criticized McCain for voting against a 2017 plan in the Senate to replace the so-called “Obamacare” law.

The two Republican leaders have had a strained relationship dating back to 2015, when Trump suggested the Vietnam veteran and prisoner of war was not a war hero.

McCain has been critical of Trump even while undergoing medical treatment in Arizona, slamming Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “tragic mistake.”

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