Trump suggested to the Faith and Freedom Coalition that Sen. John McCain is in hell for not voting to overturn Obamacare.
Trump thinks John McCain is in hell for not killing Obamacare
Trump: "We needed 60 votes. And we had 51 votes. And sometimes, you know, we had a little hard time with a couple of them, right? Fortunately, they're gone now. They've gone on to greener pastures. Or perhaps far less green pastures… They're gone. I'm very happy they're gone."
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) June 26, 2019
Trump's audience is stunned as he says this, alluding to McCain: "We needed 60 votes & we had 51, & sometimes we had a hard time with a couple. Fortunately they're gone now. They've gone on to greener pastures. Or perhaps far less green, but they're gone. Very happy they're gone” pic.twitter.com/KK698FkAeZ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 26, 2019
You can hear some discomfort and murmurers in the audience as Trump suggests that John McCain is in hell and that he’s happy that he is dead.
Trump is still bitter that McCain voted his conscience and did one last great service for his nation by not killing health insurance coverage for more than 20 million Americans. Trump’s behavior was petty and unpresidential, but more importantly, it reveals the kind of human being that Donald Trump is.
Never has a president suggested publicly that he is glad that an American hero is dead, and he hopes that they are in hell. John McCain was far from perfect, but unlike Trump, he loved his country, and was a source of pride, not embarrassment, for the nation.
Healthcare could lead to Trump’s defeat, but equally important is his own lack of character that will lead many voters to elect a new president in 2020.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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