Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 1:45 PM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 1:45 PM ET

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National Audio 1:45 PM ET

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NAT078 - (US-Trump-McCain) WASHINGTON. x-05s. U-S President Donald Trump is not backing down from his longstanding criticism of the late senator John McCain. Trump drew criticism over the weekend for tweeting insults about McCain, a Vietnam war veteran, Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential candidate who died last year of brain cancer. Trump says McCain had told administration officials that he would vote in favour of repealing and replacing the Obama health care law but actually voted 'thumbs down.' ("..will be.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: Trump targeted McCain during the 2016 U-S presidential campaign, saying the former prisoner-of-war was not a hero. Trump received a series of deferments to avoid serving in Vietnam, including one attained with a physician's letter stating that he suffered from bone spurs in his feet. …

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