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I hardly know Cindy McCain other than having put her on a Committee at her husbands request, Trump tweeted. It was not immediately clear what committee he was referencing.
Trump did not directly attack Cindy McCain, but instead criticized her late husband and his positions on U.S. military engagements overseas, saying he was never a fan of John McCain.
Joe Biden was John McCains lapdog. So many BAD decisions on Endless Wars & the V.A., which I brought from a horror show to HIGH APPROVAL. Never a fan of John. Cindy can have Sleepy Joe! Trump continued.
I hardly know Cindy McCain other than having put her on a Committee at her husbands request. Joe Biden was John McCains lapdog. So many BAD decisions on Endless Wars & the V.A., which I brought from a horror show to HIGH APPROVAL. Never a fan of John. Cindy can have Sleepy Joe!
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2020
Cindy McCain officially endorsed Biden on Tuesday, describing him as someone who stands up for our values as a nation. During the Democratic National Convention in August, Cindy McCain narrated a video describing the friendship between her late husband and Biden, but she did not explicitly endorse him at the time.
Her endorsement follows reporting in The Atlantic that said Trump disparaged fallen service members as losers and suckers during a 2018 trip to France. Biden said during a virtual fundraiser Tuesday afternoon that the revelations drove Cindy McCain to back his candidacy. The White House has vehemently denied the account as reported by The Atlantic.
Trump has publicly criticized John McCain on various occasions. In 2015, he said that John McCain was only declared a war hero because the senator had been a prisoner of war and that he preferred people who werent captured. John McCain was held as a prisoner of war for more than five years during the Vietnam War.
Cindy McCains endorsement comes as Trump finds himself in a tight battle with Biden in the state of Arizona.