(National Sentinel)Â Irony: Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who has been a thorn in President Donald J. Trump’s side since the chief executive insulted his Vietnam service and captivity during last year’s campaign, changed his focus to Hillary Clinton in a long interview withÂ Esquire magazine.
â€œYouâ€™ve got to understand that you canâ€™t rewrite history,â€ McCain told Esquire magazine for a long profile released Monday.
â€œOne of the almost irresistible impulses you have when you lose is to somehow justify why you lost and how you were mistreated: â€˜I did the right thing! I did!â€™ The hardest thing to do is to just shut up,â€ McCain said.
Clinton’s post-election book, “What Happened,” attempts to lay blame for her election loss on a number of factors and persons other than herself.
Now, the senior Arizona senatorÂ is working on his own memoir that will include what happened during the 2008 campaign, when McCain lost to Barack Obama, then a junior senator from Illinois.
As for Clinton continuing to lay blame and discuss her loss, McCain reportedly said,Â â€œWhatâ€™s the f***ing point? Keep the fight up? History will judge that campaign, and itâ€™s always a period of time before they do,â€ McCain said.
â€œYouâ€™ve got to move on. This is Hillaryâ€™s problem right now: She doesnâ€™t have anything to do,” he added.
He also pushed back against earlier attempts to blame his own running mate, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, for their election loss.
â€œTo blame things on Sarah Palin is a cop-out,â€ McCain told Esquire. â€œThe fact is that they were out to get her. They ridiculed her. They denigrated her.â€
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