Trump: 'Fortunately' John McCain is dead now and might be in hell (VIDEO)
There is truly no bottom for Trump's morally depraved behavior.
While speaking at a conference to religious conservatives on Wednesday, Trump once again disparaged the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), this time saying he's glad McCain is dead and suggesting that McCain is in hell.
The comment came during a riff on how Republicans failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, blaming the failure on McCain's infamous thumbs-down vote against the GOP plan that would have caused millions to lose their health insurance.
"We needed 60 votes. And we had 51 votes. And sometimes, you know, we had a little hard time with a couple of them, right?" Trump said, speaking about the repeal effort. "Fortunately, they're gone now. They've gone on to greener pastures. Or perhaps far less green pastures, but they're gone... I'm very happy they're gone."
Trump's audience is stunned as he says this, alluding to McCain: "We needed 60 votes & we had 51, & sometimes we had a hard time with a couple. Fortunately they're gone now. They've gone on to greener pastures. Or perhaps far less green, but they're gone. Very happy they're gone” pic.twitter.com/KK698FkAeZ— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 26, 2019
Trump's hatred of McCain is no secret.
He's also continuously blamed McCain for thwarting Republicans' attempts to repeal the ACA — an effort that likely lost the House for Republicans in 2018 as the public despised the GOP health care repeal attempt and punished them for it at the ballot box.
But this is the farthest he's gone to disparage McCain, who died in August 2018 of brain cancer.
The incident proves that as bad as you think Trump's behavior is, it can always, always get worse.
Published with permission of The American Independent. Attribution: Emily Singer.