The president continued his long-running assault on the late senator, stating: “I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be.”
Sat alongside Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro in the White House, Trump rehashed his criticism of McCain for not voting to repeal so-called Obamacare, a healthcare act introduced by his predecessor President Barack Obama, calling McCain “disgraceful”.
President Trump tweeted over the weekend that Mr McCain had “dark stains” against his legacy, responding to reports that he had shared a dossier of opposition-research on Trump.
In a 2017 interview McCain denied sharing the dossier with BuzzFeed, but said he did pass it on to the FBI.
Senator John McCain passed away in August 2018 after suffering from an aggressive form of brain cancer.
At his funeral, McCain’s daughter Meghan celebrated her father’s legacy, and criticised “cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly.”
Many took that to be a denunciation of President Trump.