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Among False Claims, Trump Attacked McCain For Failing Veterans

President Trump's attack on the late Senator John McCain included an inaccurate claim about McCain's role in reforming the VA. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) called Trump's remarks 'deplorable.'

At a speech in Lima, Ohio, on Wednesday, President Donald Trump went off script into a five minute, ad-libbed attack on the late Senator John McCain, a celebrated Vietnam War vet and a former prisoner of war. Lost amid the unusual verbal attack on a deceased war hero by a sitting president was an inaccurate claim about veterans' issues.

President Trump slammed McCain for failing to pass a bill to expand VA services — a bill which in

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