07/24/2014 09:51 am ET Updated Jul 24, 2014

John McCain: It's 'Sad' How Obama Is Full Of 'Self-Pity'

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) lamented the state of Barack Obama's mind on Wednesday, remarking that the second-term president seems to be filled with "self-pity."

"The self-pity that Obama continues to exhibit is really kind of sad, really," McCain told Fox News' Greta Van Susteren.

The Arizona Republican was responding to comments Obama made at a fundraiser in California on Wednesday evening, where he suggested that the GOP could be more "loyal and rational" in running the government.

"You know, I can't work with him at all," McCain added. "When is the last time he really called leaders of both parties together over at the White House for a dinner, a social event."

The exchange is a familiar one between Republicans and the Democratic president. When Obama complains the GOP doesn't do enough to compromise, as he frequently does on the campaign trail, Republican lawmakers often wonder why he doesn't reach across the aisle in an effort to pass lasting reforms on key issues.

Obama has wined-and-dined both Democrats and Republicans at the White House, in addition to hitting the links with House Speaker John Boehner, but he's not known for socializing as, say, the ebullient Bill Clinton was.

"Some folks still don't think I spend enough time with Congress," Obama joked at a recent White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington. "'Why don't you get a drink with Mitch McConnell?' they ask. Really? Why don't you get a drink with Mitch McConnell?"

In his remarks on Wednesday evening, McCain said the recent crop of crises around the world demands that Obama try again.

"Right now, we have got Ukraine, we have got the border, we have got Israel, we have got Iraq, we have got more problems, more crises than I have ever seen before, both foreign and domestic," McCain said. "I'm talking about turmoil in the world. I have never seen more."



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