TUCSON, Ariz. — President Donald Trump is still mad at the late Arizona Senator John McCain.
That's according to a report in the New York Times of an Oval Office meeting the president held Tuesday with members of the media before his State of the Union address. The newspaper says Trump was still upset that McCain had cast the deciding vote that stopped the repeal of the Affordable Care Act in 2017.
"By the way, he wrote a book and the book bombed," Trump reportedly said.
McCain died of an aggressive form of brain cancer in August.
Trump's words upset at least one member of the late senator's family. Meghan McCain called it "pathetic" in a tweet:
The president’s obsession with my father 6 months after his death is pathetic and telling - even at a time when he should be focusing on his message to the American public and the state of our union - the greatness of my father’s life and legacy haunts you. https://t.co/JLgHoZwCKD— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) February 6, 2019