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Trump fires back at McCain: ‘At some point I fight back, and it won’t be pretty’

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President Donald Trump appears to have just about had his fill of the gutter-sniping from Sen. John McCain.

In an interview Tuesday with WMAL radio host Chris Plante, Trump warned he will “fight back” after the Republican senator from Arizona made what was many saw as a thinly veiled attack on the president Monday night.

And Trump promised that when he does push back, “it won’t be pretty.”

“People have to careful, because at some point I fight back,” Trump told Plante. “I’m being very nice. I’m being very, very nice. But at some point I fight back, and it won’t be pretty.”

Accepting the Liberty Medal in Philadelphia, McCain cautioned the country about turning toward “half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems.”

McCain has been a frequent critic of President Trump and the bad blood between the two is evident, with Trump dismissing the former Vietnam War POW as a war hero in Iowa back in 2015.

“He’s not a war hero,” Trump said at the time. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

As for Trump’s remarks Tuesday, McCain reportedly responded by saying, “I’ve faced far greater challenges than this.”

Tom Tillison

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