President Donald Trump’s claims on Tuesday about the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) were a “lie,” a former aide to the senator explained to CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta.
“Our country would have saved a trillion dollars, and we would have had great health care. He told us hours before that he was going to repeal and replace and then, for some reason — I think I understand the reason — he ended up going thumbs up,” Trump claimed.
McCain actually gave a thumbs down as he voted against the legislation.
A former McCain aide disputed even more of the president’s account.
“Nope. Never happened,” the former advisor said.
“You’re surprised Trump lied?” the former aide added.
A former McCain aide says Trump was lying when he claimed today the senator had misled the WH and said he was going to support “repeal and replace” effort before changing his mind. “Nope. Never happened,” the former aide said. “You’re surprised Trump lied?” the ex-aide added.# p #7_8 # ad skipped = true #
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