2020 Democrat hopeful Amy Klobuchar revealed to the world the words that anti-Trump Senator John McCain recited during President Trump’s inauguration.
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Business Insiders reported that Klobuchar said the late Sen. John McCain compared President Donald Trump to notable dictators aloud during the president’s 2017 inauguration ceremony.
Speaking in Iowa on a campaign stop ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Klobuchar said she was seated next to Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders and longtime Republican McCain, who “knew more than any of us what we were facing as a nation.”
Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar told rally attendees at a Saturday campaign stop that the late Sen. John McCain “kept reciting” the names of dictators during President Donald Trump’s inaugural speech.
The Minnesota senator told a group of around 200 supporters at Jasper Winery in Des Moines, Iowa, that she sat next to McCain and Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during Trump’s inauguration.
“I sat on that stage between Bernie and John McCain, and John McCain kept reciting to me names of dictators during that speech because he knew more than any of us what we were facing as a nation,” she said, according to HuffPost. “He understood it. He knew because he knew this man more than any of us did.”
Klobuchar “regularly mentions her friendship with McCain” on the campaign trail, HuffPost reported.
The long-running feud between the two politicians was amplified when the then-GOP presidential contender said that McCain, who spent five and a half years being tortured in a North Vietnamese prison, was “not a war hero.”
Though they often criticized each other during the first year and a half of Trump’s presidency, things reached another level after McCain became the deciding vote against the GOP’s attempt to repeal Obamacare.