President Trump faces backlash over recent comments about John McCain

The president accused the late Sen. McCain, with no evidence, of sharing the Steele dossier, which allegedly links Trump to Russia, before the 2016 election.
2:28 | 03/17/19

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Transcript for President Trump faces backlash over recent comments about John McCain
Now the melting backlash after president trump took aim at late US Senator John McCain in a tweet several months after McCain's cancer deaths. ABC White House correspondent terrible marry a what he tweeted and now the fallout. Tonight president trump attacking the late Senator John McCain again seven months after his death. Before attending church on Sunday the president accusing McCain of quote spreading the fake and totally discredited dossier. A document that alleges links between the trump campaign and Russian officials. I also claims that Russians allegedly have compromising information on trop in his tweet quoting these comments from Ken Starr and Fox News John McCain was an American he roses unfortunately a very dark stain Megan McCain firing off a trump for attacking her father tweeting. No one will ever love you the way they love my father. I wish had been given more Saturdays with hand. Maybe spend yours and your family instead of on Twitter obsessing over mind of the president's continued attacks on. Now late Senator John McCain is something that's regrettable for which he should apologize those allegations trump is tweeting are not true. McCain learned about the dossier eleven days after the election. And shared it with the FBI in December 2016. Ton is also attacking McCain for voting against a built repeal obamacare. Under an issue of this importance to the nation. For me to worry about a personal relationship then I'm not doing my job. The president relentless also mocking McCain for being last in his class. McCain has admitted he was fifth in the bottom in this class it's not the first time trump has bashed the celebrated veteran. It started during the 2016. Presidential campaign. Earth is a war hero because he was captured. I like people are weren't captured. McCain's close friend and trump ally Republican senator Lindsey Graham defending his record without calling out the president. Tweeting he stepped forward to risk his life for his country served honorably under difficult circumstances and was one of the most consequential senators in the history of the body. Nothing about his service will ever be change for diminished. And terra pulmonary join us live now from the White House and the president very active on Twitter over the whole week it seem to be at war with what's on television as well. That's right Tom Trump's attacks were not limited to just John McCain he also went after CNN. SNL and even Fox News for yanking his favorite angered judge singing hero. Off air for controversial comments she made about a Muslim congresswoman Tom terrible Mayer fresh tonight terror thank you.

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