President Donald Trump has now reached the most shameful and reprehensible point of his entire presidency.
Sen. John McCain recently delivered a major interview in which he disclosed that he has a “very poor prognosis” for surviving cancer treatment. Shortly after those comments were released, Trump quickly began blasting McCain on social media.
A few of the many clips of John McCain talking about Repealing & Replacing O’Care. My oh my has he changed-complete turn from years of talk! pic.twitter.com/t9cXG2Io86
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 26, 2017
Many of us disagree with Sen. McCain, but a brain cancer patient doesn’t deserve the kinds of senseless attacks that Trump is lobbing at him right now.
In fact, McCain is one of the few Republicans in Washington D.C. who are making a legitimate effort toward protecting health care for the American people. McCain said his brain cancer diagnosis this year has made him more focused on meaningful health care reform, and he has already vowed to vote against the current GOP-sponsored proposal to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
“I am more energetic and more engaged as a result of this because I know that I’ve got to do everything I can to serve this country while I can,” McCain said during an interview with CBS News over the weekend.
Some people are comparing McCain to the former Democrat Sen. Ted Kennedy. Kennedy was a long-time advocate for expanding health care, but died of cancer months before the Affordable Care Act was passed.
CBS: Now you have the same cancer that Ted Kennedy had. Does what he experienced go through your mind?
John McCain: Oh, yeah. I think about Ted a lot. Ted stayed at his job, kept working. Kept going even when he was in a wheelchair. And he never gave up because he loved the engagement.
McCain is 81 years old and faces very slim chances of surviving his cancer diagnosis, although he says he will continue his work in the U.S. Senate as long as he can.
“The prognosis is very, very serious. Some say three percent, some say 14 percent. You know, it’s a very poor prognosis. So I just said, ‘I understand. Now we’re gonna do what we can, get the best doctors we can find and do the best we can.’ And, at the same time, celebrate with gratitude a life well lived,”