Last week, Donald Trump’s haters were stunned when he was named as the frontrunner in the GOP race. These poll results have forced everyone on all sides of the political spectrum to take Trump seriously as a presidential contender in 2016.
Since these polls were revealed, the GOP establishment has turned on Trump, making it clear that they are not happy with him upsetting the status quo. One of the most vocal Republican big wigs who has been speaking out against Trump is Arizona Senator John McCain, who unsuccessfully ran for president in 2008. McCain was particularly outraged that Trump held a huge rally in Phoenix last weekend.
“It’s very bad,” McCain told the New Yorker on Monday. “This performance with our friend out in Phoenix is very hurtful to me. Because what he did was he fired up the crazies.”
As a supporter of comprehensive immigration reform, McCain said he has battled for years with the “very extreme element” of the far right. He said the party had just gotten these “crazies” under control when Trump stepped in.
“Now he galvanized them,” McCain said, according to Politico. “He’s really got them activated.”
McCain went on to say that he firmly believes that Trump’s past will come back to haunt him in the race.
“Some of this stuff is going to come out: He gave more money to Democrats than Republicans, he had Hillary Clinton at his wedding,” McCain said, referencing Trump’s 2005 wedding to his current wife Melania.
Less than 24 hours after McCain made these comments, Trump responded on Twitter by letting McCain know exactly what he thinks of him.
.@SenJohnMcCain should be defeated in the primaries. Graduated last in his class at Annapolis–dummy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2015
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