During a speech at a military tank plant in Lima, Ohio, Trump complained that he “didn’t get a thank you” for approving McCain’s funeral arrangements. It was the fourth time in a week that the president has attacked McCain, who died seven months ago.
Shep Smith, the host of “Shepard Smith Reporting,” explained how Trump was “fighting with a dead guy again today, a dead war hero.”
“Crazy,” he said.
Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano told Smith he doubted whether Trump “scores points even with his strong Republican supporters” over his frequent outbursts about the late GOP senator.
“Whether you agree with John McCain or disagree with his attitude about war, he was a great human being and a historic figure, and there’s no logical reason to make these arguments after he’s dead,” Napolitano added.
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And Brit Hume, Fox News’ senior political analyst, asked on Twitter why Trump bothers with the feud at all:
Why the President of the United States gets involved in petty disputes with someone most Americans have never heard of is beyond me. The same goes for his continuing feud with the late John McCain. Why bother? https://t.co/RCYQU8B0k3— Brit Hume (@brithume) March 20, 2019
CNN hosts were equally condemnatory of Trump’s remarks.
Anderson Cooper doubled down on his Tuesday criticism as he highlighted how Trump was “now punching a dead man, repeatedly, and his family.”
"Mr. Trump likes to say he's a counter-puncher ... if he is, he's now punching a dead man, repeatedly, and his family."— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) March 21, 2019
On President Trump's repeat attacks on the late Senator John McCain, and "acting Presidential," @AndersonCooper is #KeepingThemHonest.https://t.co/qbRDpLiJYr pic.twitter.com/fbYGW1wrPJ
“CNN Tonight” host Don Lemon said Trump had “managed to sink even further.”
.@donlemon: Even after the low blows that we’ve heard from the President over the past few days, he managed to sink even further.— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) March 21, 2019
The President actually complained that he didn't get a thank you for Sen. John McCain's funeral. #DonsTake pic.twitter.com/ctIE1NiCWE
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