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McCain on Clinton's memoir: 'What’s the f---ing point?'

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainColbert mocks Gaetz after Trump denies he asked for a pardon Five reasons why US faces chronic crisis at border Meghan McCain calls on Gaetz to resign MORE (R-Ariz.) in a new interview criticized former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClose the avenues of foreign meddling Pelosi planned on retiring until Trump won election: report Pence autobiography coming from Simon & Schuster MORE for writing her memoir so soon after the 2016 election. 

“What’s the f---ing point? Keep the fight up?” McCain asked in an interview with Esquire.

“History will judge that campaign, and it’s always a period of time before they do. You’ve got to move on. This is Hillary’s problem right now: She doesn’t have anything to do.”

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Clinton published her memoir, “What Happened,” in September, less than a year after her surprise loss to President Trump. 

The former secretary of State has since taken to the speaking circuit to promote the book and reflect on the 2016 presidential race.

McCain, who lost the 2008 presidential election to then-Sen. Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaUS raises concerns about Iran's seriousness in nuclear talks Matt Stoller calls on Biden administration to keep McKinsey away from infrastructure Obamas describe meeting Prince Philip in statement mourning his death MORE (D-Ill.), also told Esquire that the most difficult thing to do after losing an election “is to just shut up.”

“One of the almost irresistible impulses you have when you lose is to somehow justify why you lost and how you were mistreated: ‘I did the right thing! I did!’” McCain said.

“The hardest thing to do is to just shut up.”