McCain on Trump reportedly mocking him: 'Nothing I can do about it'

McCain on Trump reportedly mocking him: 'Nothing I can do about it'
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Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainRubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad with pro-communist posts The VA's woes cannot be pinned on any singular administration Overnight Defense: Mattis offers support for Iran deal | McCain blocks nominees over Afghanistan strategy | Trump, Tillerson spilt raises new questions about N. Korea policy MORE (R-Ariz.) said Thursday that he doesn't like President Trump mocking him over his health-care vote but that there's nothing he can do about it.

"I regret that he's doing it, but there's nothing I can do about it," McCain said, asked by The Hill about Trump's actions.


Trump is reportedly mocking McCain over his opposition to the Senate GOP's ObamaCare repeal legislation, including mimicking his dramatic thumbs down to the "skinny repeal" bill in July, according to Axios.

White House sources disputed that Trump physically mocked McCain in recent meetings, although the president did reportedly mention McCain’s “thumbs down” vote.

McCain added that he represents Arizona and "they know me."

"Those are the ones that I am representing and so, do I like it? No. But does it bother me? Not particularly," he said.

McCain, who has brain cancer, was one of three GOP senators who killed the ObamaCare repeal effort in July.

He also opposed legislation from GOP Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamDurbin: I had 'nothing to do' with Curbelo snub Republicans jockey for position on immigration Overnight Health Care: House passes 20-week abortion ban | GOP gives ground over ObamaCare fix | Price exit sets off speculation over replacement MORE (S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyBen Shapiro: Who died and made Jimmy Kimmel Jesus? Dems look to turn ObamaCare tables on GOP in '18 Congress misses deadline to reauthorize childrens' health care program MORE (La.) that would have replaced ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion and insurance subsidies with block grants to the states.

It's not the first time Trump has taken aim at McCain. Trump sparked bipartisan backlash after he mocked McCain's time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

"I like people who weren't captured," Trump said in 2015.

McCain recently noted that Trump never apologized for his comments.