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… https://t.co/Mcqk31HI4T— Jim Acosta (@Jim Acosta) 1553038246.0