Trump Predictably Lashes Out At John McCain

The New York Times reports:

President Trump on Saturday morning lashed out at Senator John McCain of Arizona for breaking with him and opposing Republicans’ latest plan to roll back the Affordable Care Act, saying the senator had let his state down and been deceived by Democrats into abandoning a promise.

In a series of angrily worded tweets sent from his golf resort in Bedminster, N.J., Mr. Trump argued that Mr. McCain, whose announcement on Friday that he would not back the health care measure most likely doomed it, had knowingly misled members of his own party about where he stood on the legislation.

The move by Mr. McCain, whose “no” vote against an earlier iteration of a health care repeal bill killed that effort in July, dealt yet another setback to Mr. Trump’s effort to fulfill his promise to do away with Barack Obama’s signature health care law. Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, had already come out in opposition to his party’s last-ditch health care effort, and Senate leaders can afford to lose only three of their members in a chamber that is divided 52 to 48.