Trump spotlights OH manufacturing -- and demands credit

Trump spotlights OH manufacturing -- and demands credit

President Donald Trump maintained his attacks on John McCain on Wednesday, accusing the late Republican Arizona senator of putting him in "jeopardy" with the Federal Bureau of Investigation by giving the salacious and unverified Steele dossier to James Comey in late 2016.

President Donald Trump has arrived in OH to tour an Army tank plant and raise money for his re-election campaign.

Trump as a candidate in 2015 picked a fight with McCain, declaring that the Navy veteran was "not a war hero" for spending five years being tortured in a Vietnamese prison and refusing advantages offered to him because his father was a prominent military leader. Some audience members in OH were members of the military.

"I endorsed him at his request, gave him the kind of funeral he wanted, which as president of the United States I had to approve", Trump said. "I don't care about this".

"I remember he tanked when he got into the tank", Trump said.

Trump returned to broadsides against McCain seven months after his death, amid reports in conservative media outlets McCain was allegedly responsible for leaking the infamous Russian Federation dossier, compiled by British ex-spy Christopher Steele.

The dossier alleged Russian financial dealings with Trump and included salacious personal details that remain unconfirmed. McCain was the deciding vote in blocking efforts to overturn the Affordable Care Act two years ago.

Ahead of his speech, aides said Trump would press for another spending hike, which was included in his budget proposal revealed last week.

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The message also attacked her daughter, Meghan McCain, criticizing her appearance and saying she hopes she "chokes to death".

"I think if I had told my dad, 'Seven months after you're dead you're going to be dominating the news and all over Twitter, ' he would think it's hilarious that our president was so jealous of him that he was dominating the news cycle in death as well", McCain said on ABC's The View. On Wednesday she said the president had reached "a new, freakish low - attacking someone who is not here is a new low".

"Anybody who in any way tarnishes the reputation of John McCain deserves a whipping because most of those who would do the wrong thing about John McCain didn't have the guts to do the right thing when it was their turn", he said.

Trump enumerated a list of grievances against McCain, who died in August, including that he had wrongly supported the war in Iraq, failed to "get the job done" for veterans and "badly" hurt the Republican Party and the nation by voting against repealing Obamacare. Still, he needs Trump for issues important to his state, such as a disaster-relief package scheduled to be on the Senate floor next week.

"President Trump keeps us in his thoughts and in his mind and on the minds of others and in this plant - and sometimes even in his tweets", Husted said.

"I just want to lay it on the line that the country deserves better, the McCain family deserves better", Sen.

But Trump, as is his pattern, has personally targeted McCain as well, including mocking him for being captured while fighting in the Vietnam War.

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