McCain to Obama: 'Get over your temper tantrum' on Netanyahu

McCain to Obama: 'Get over your temper tantrum' on Netanyahu
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Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainGOP senators appalled by 'ridiculous' House infighting MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace, Chris Christie battle over Fox News Trump's attacks on McConnell seen as prelude to 2024 White House bid MORE (R-Ariz.) on Sunday ripped President Obama for his response to the reelection of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuBenjamin (Bibi) NetanyahuMORE.

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"The president should get over it," McCain said on CNN's "State of the Union."

"Get over your temper tantrum, Mr. president," McCain said.

Obama signaled in an interview with The Huffington Post released Saturday that he would not brush off Netanyahu's pre-election promise to not allow a Palestinian state.

"We take him at his word when he said that it wouldn't happen during his prime ministership," Obama said.

"And so that's why we've got to evaluate what other options are available to make sure that we don't see a chaotic situation in the region," he added.

McCain said Netanyahu's pre-election promise to not allow a Palestinian state, then walk back his comments after White House criticism, "pales in comparison" to Middle East challenges facing the U.S.

"If every politician were held to everything they say in a political campaign, obviously that would be a topic of long discussion," McCain said.

The Senate Armed Services Committee chairman said that "thousands are being slaughtered" by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and Iran is backing militias taking over capitals of Lebanon, Beirut and Baghdad.

"The president has his priorities so screwed it, it's unbelievable," McCain said.

Asked if he thinks Obama's letting his personal feelings get in the way of important policy issues, McCain said, "Either that or he's delusional. I'm not sure which."