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

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainBill Maher delivers mock eulogy for Trump Hillary Clinton roasts NYT's Maureen Dowd over column CNN's Ana Navarro to host Biden roundtable on making 'Trump a one-term president' MORE (R-Ariz.) in a new interview criticized former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHarris favored as Biden edges closer to VP pick Ron Johnson subpoenas documents from FBI director as part of Russia origins probe Juan Williams: Older voters won't forgive Trump for COVID 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 ObamaPandemic preparedness and response under a different president Wall Street Journal: Trump stretched law with executive orders, like Obama Trump's contempt for advice and consent 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.”