It sure looks like President Donald Trump joked about the death of former Sen. John McCain during a speech to the Faith and Freedom Coalition on Wednesday.
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
Though some members of the media expressed uncertainty regarding who Trump was referring to, the Washington Post’s Aaron Blake noted that Democrats now hold the seats of the other GOP senators that the president frequently criticized.
The McCain thing aside, Flake was replaced by a Democrat, and Heller was replaced by a Democrat.
Trump apparently prefers having Democrats in those seats? https://t.co/i3mk4D9IIl
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) June 26, 2019