It has been six months since Arizona Senator John McCain’s passing, but President Donald Trump’s disdain for the Republican lawmaker and veteran apparently lives on — he took another jab at McCain just hours before he asked for unity in his State of the Union address.
Trump's attack on the late 2008 Republican presidential nominee, who died Aug. 25 at age 81, came during a Tuesday lunch hosted for television news anchors, where Trump mostly targeted Democratic leaders.
But, according to a published report, Trump also revisited McCain's famous thumbs-down vote that derailed a Trump-backed Republican health-care effort and saved the Affordable Care Act in 2017. It was a major point of contention between Trump and McCain.
“By the way, he wrote a book and the book bombed," the New York Times reported Trump as saying of McCain.
Trump was referencing McCain’s third memoir, "The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations," published in May 2018.
Meghan McCain, the late senator’s daughter, quickly rebuked the president via Twitter: