Fox’s Brit Hume Has Perfect Response To Trump’s Condolence Tweet That Avoided Praising McCain
Fox News analyst Brit Hume burned President Trump over his hypocritical tweet offering condolences to the family of Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain, who died Saturday at the age of 81.
Hume pointed out that Trump’s tweet avoided praising McCain himself, setting it vastly apart from the dozens of tributes to the late senator posted by lawmakers from both parties.
“My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain,” Trump tweeted Saturday after the announcement of McCain’s death. “Our hearts and prayers are with you!” he added.
“Still not a kind word about McCain himself,” Hume replied.
Trump and McCain have had a contentious relationship that continued into the senator’s final days.
McCain was a sharp critic of the erratic president, most notably with his thumbs-down vote against a proposed GOP ObamaCare repeal.
Trump has repeatedly mocked McCain, from saying the senator was “not a war hero” because he was a prisoner of war in Vietnam, to avoiding saying his name while signing a bill named after him.
Trump has told aides that he does not regret the comment mocking McCain for being a prisoner of war, The Washington Post reported Saturday.
McCain, however, delivered a final “screw you” to Trump after saying he did not want the president to attend his funeral. Former Presidents Obama and George W. Bush have been asked to deliver eulogies.
You can read Britt Hume’s tweet below.
Still not a kind word about McCain himself. https://t.co/kKflh8Iq33
— Brit Hume (@brithume) August 26, 2018
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