President Trump on Sunday criticized former Arizona Republican Senator John McCain for a second consecutive day amid reports that an associate of the late Republican senator had shared a dossier of allegations about Trump’s ties to Russia with the media.
“So it was indeed (just proven in court papers) ‘last in his class’ (Annapolis) John McCain that sent the Fake Dossier to the FBI and Media hoping to have it printed BEFORE the Election,” Trump tweeted. “He & the Dems, working together, failed (as usual). Even the Fake News refused this garbage!”
On Saturday, President Trump quoted former independent counsel Ken Starr, who called it a “very dark stain” that McCain had helped spread the dossier.
“He had far worse ‘stains’ than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace after years of campaigning to repeal and replace!” the president tweeted, referring to the Arizona lawmaker’s vote against the GOP Senate majority during the Republican attempt to repeal ObamaCare in 2017.
The tweets followed a Fox News report which said that newly unsealed court filings showed a McCain associate shared the dossier with the FBI and several media outlets.
The dossier contains numerous allegations, including some salacious claims, about the president’s ties to Russia. Many of the allegations are unverified.
McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, ripped Trump after his first tweet.
“No one will ever love you the way they loved my father…. I wish I had been given more Saturday’s with him. Maybe spend yours with your family instead of on twitter obsessing over mine?” she tweeted.