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Fox News Analyst Calls Out Donald Trump Over Bland John McCain Condolences Tweet

The president's statement didn't include "a kind word" about the late Republican senator, Brit Hume tweeted.

A senior political analyst for Fox News, President Donald Trump’s favorite cable news network, blasted the president’s brief statement on Saturday about the death of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

“Still not a kind word about McCain himself,” Hume tweeted.

Trump has been vocal about his dislike for McCain, who died Saturday more than a year after he was diagnosed with brain cancer. The former Republican presidential nominee was one of Trump’s most outspoken critics from the president’s own party. He reportedly disinvited Trump to his funeral.

The two men have been political foes for several years. Trump made headlines in the summer of 2015 when he mocked McCain’s military record at a political forum in Iowa, suggesting he wasn’t a “war hero” because he had been held as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for over five years.

“I like people who weren’t captured,” Trump said at the time.

McCain’s rebuttals were generally measured, in contrast to the president’s brash rhetorical style. He frequently criticized the president’s policies and tone, taking aim at Trump’s friendly relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin and famously sinking legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Hume wasn’t the only one to point out Trump’s lackluster tribute to McCain. Twitter users also bashed Trump for sharing an Instagram post about McCain’s death that featured a picture of himself.

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