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Friday, May 06, 2016

McCain on tape: Trump damages my reelection hopes

'If Donald Trump is at the top of the ticket,' the senator says in a recording obtained by POLITICO, 'this may be the race of my life.'

Publicly, John McCain insists Donald Trump will have a negligible effect on his campaign for reelection. But behind closed doors at a fundraiser in Arizona last month, the Republican senator and two-time presidential hopeful offered a far more dire assessment to his supporters.

“If Donald Trump is at the top of the ticket, here in Arizona, with over 30 percent of the vote being the Hispanic vote, no doubt that this may be the race of my life,” McCain said, according to a recording of the event obtained by POLITICO. “If you listen or watch Hispanic media in the state and in the country, you will see that it is all anti-Trump. The Hispanic community is roused and angry in a way that I've never seen in 30 years.”



Anonymous said...

Oh dear, after 30 years in office you'd think the senator would know a little bit about being reelected. If you're working in the interests of your constituents, Hispanic or not, what's your worry?

Anonymous said...

Well there's at least one good thing about a Trump candidacy.

Anonymous said...

McCain - you're such a RINO - we don't want you. We don't want a dumbocrat either - but you're so close to that anyway!

Anonymous said...

Sir, it's time for you to retire.

Anonymous said...

Mr McCain, it is long past time for your departure from the "PIG TROUGH" in DC. Time to enjoy that bloated congressional pension plan
I have so generously paid for on your behalf.

I salute you for the "War Hero" that you are and the sacrifices you
made during your military career. All of us that served during that
time have moved on and made the best lives we could. I believe it is
time for you to enjoy retirement.

PS Trump may not be the best person to be President, but he is the best we have of those that are running.

Anonymous said...

A career politician worried he's final out of work.

I'm not sympathetic. It's time to retire, Mr. McCain.