Trump faces backlash after recent attack on McCain

Washington, March 20 : President Donald Trump’s disparaging attack on the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has infuriated several Republican senators who see the repeated insults on a war hero and former pillar of the Senate as unnecessary and corrosive.

Trump attacked John McCain at an event in Ohio on Wednesday during a speech in which he complained he “didn’t get thank you’d” for approving the late senator’s state funeral.

McCain, whom millions of Americans consider a war hero, died of brain cancer last summer, aged 81. Reportedly at the late Republican’s request,  Trump was not invited to his funeral service at Washington National Cathedral.

“I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve,” Trump told workers, who went silent during the remarks, at a tank factory in Lima. “I don’t care about this, I didn’t get a thank you. That’s OK.”
Isakson, the chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, urged the president to show more respect to combat veterans such as McCain.

“It’s deplorable what he said,” Isakson said in a radio interview with Bill Nigut of “Political Rewind.”

“It will be deplorable seven months from now if he says it again,” he added.

“We don’t talk about our veterans in any way but to brag on them for the service they render.”

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