WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is issuing a warning shot after Arizona Sen. John McCain questioned “half-baked, spurious nationalism” in America’s foreign policy during a Monday night speech in Philadelphia.
Trump says in a radio interview with WMAL in Washington, D.C., that “people have to be careful because at some point I fight back.”
The president says “I’m being very, very nice but at some point I fight back and it won’t be pretty.”
Trump noted in the radio interview that McCain voted against Republican efforts to overhaul the health care law. He says the vote was a “shocker.”
McCain and Trump have long been at odds. During the campaign, Trump suggested McCain, a former prisoner of war, was not a war hero because he was captured in Vietnam.