Shortly after Sen. John McCain said he wouldn’t support the GOP’s healthcare bill, President Trump lashed out at a Friday night rally, caught off guard by the senator’s decision.
Taking the stage in Alabama before a crowd of thousands chanting campaign era slogans such as “build the wall” and “lock her up,” Trump called the news of McCain’s vote “terrible, honestly, terrible.”
"It was a totally unexpected thing,” he said. “Repeal and replace, because John McCain, if you look at his campaign, was all about repeal and replace, repeal and replace. So, he decided to do something else, and that's fine. And I say we still have a chance. We're going to do it eventually." Trump told the crowd he was handed a list of ten Republicans who would vote against the GOP bill, but McCain had not been on it.
In a less surprising turn of events, Trump took to Twitter on Saturday morning, continuing to vent his frustration over the vote. “John McCain never had any intention of voting for this Bill, which his Governor loves. He campaigned on Repeal & Replace. Let Arizona down!,” he wrote.
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McCain’s vote is added to opposition from Senator Rand Paul and a likely ‘no’ from Senator Susan Collins as well, who said she was “leaning against” the bill. By the numbers, McCain’s decision likely leaves the GOP proposal dead in the water.