John McCain sat down with 60 minutes and discussed his brain cancer diagnosis and just how serious it really is. McCain shared that he had been given only between a 3%-14% chance of surviving this, even with treatment.
McCain said this is a “very poor prognosis.” Then it didn’t take long, just hours, for Donald Trump to attack him.
“I am more energetic and more engaged as a result of this because I know that I’ve got to do everything I can to serve this country while I can.” – John McCain
Shortly after McCain’s announcement Trump tweeted, “A few of the many clips of John McCain talking about Repealing & Replacing O’Care. My oh my has he changed-complete turn from years of talk!”
He even included a video of McCain sharing his desire to do so. McCain still wants to repeal and replace Obamacare, but he realizes there hasn’t been a plan worth supporting thus far…
A few of the many clips of John McCain talking about Repealing & Replacing O'Care. My oh my has he changed-complete turn from years of talk! pic.twitter.com/t9cXG2Io86
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2017
This Graham-Cassidy bill is probably one of the worst versions of the bills produced by the Republicans to date. McCain knows this and is standing up for the Americans he serves.
Trump is slamming McCain for “complete turn from years of talk”, but in reality Trump is the one who can’t seem to pick a side. Trump said he would give access to healthcare to more people, no one would lose health insurance, and he wouldn’t destroy Medicaid. However, all of these things are getting destroyed in the bills presented by Republicans.
Regardless of their policy differences and even personal issues, the current President of the United States just publicly attacked a U.S. Senator after he revealed he’s terminally ill. It just doesn’t get any lower than this, folks.
America needs a real leader, now!