President Donald Trump attacked the late Sen. John McCain in a series of weekend tweets over his role in a dossier that contains unverified claims about the president’s ties to Russia.
The president’s comments sparked wide backlash both from McCain’s family and Republicans who worked with the former Arizona lawmaker. Trump has long railed against the 2008 GOP presidential nominee and Vietnam prisoner of war, even after his death in August.
The criticism started Saturday, when Trump reacted to court documents unsealed last week that shed light on the role of a McCain associate in spreading the dossier. The president has repeatedly slammed the report and wrongly claimed that it directly led to the investigation into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow.
In his Saturday tweet, Trump accused the late senator of spreading the memos, written in 2016 by former British