Trump calls out McCain for ObamaCare vote

President TrumpDonald TrumpVeteran accused in alleged border wall scheme faces new charges Arizona Republicans to brush off DOJ concern about election audit FEC drops investigation into Trump hush money payments MORE on Friday called out Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainDOJ: Arizona recount could violate civil rights laws Cheney fight stokes cries of GOP double standard for women Conservative Club for Growth PAC comes out against Stefanik to replace Cheney MORE (R-Ariz.), though not by name, for his vote against ObamaCare repeal. 

"Except for one senator, who came into a room at 3 o’clock in the morning and went like that, we would have had health care too, we would have had health care too, think of that," Trump told the Conservative Political Action Conference, imitating the thumbs down motion that McCain made during a late-night vote to pass a repeal measure.  

McCain's vote in July was one of three key votes against a slimmed-down repeal bill that helped doom the repeal-and-replace effort. 


Trump on Friday argued that despite McCain's vote, "we may be better off the way we’re doing it" — going after ObamaCare in a piece-by-piece way.

Trump has attacked McCain before, most prominently in 2015 over his service in the Vietnam War, where McCain was held as a prisoner of war, by saying, "I like people that weren't captured."