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Trump said Sen. McCain 'doesn't know how to win' after he criticized a deadly Yemen raid

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The latest object of President Trump's Twitter wrath is Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).

Trump accused McCain of "not knowing how to win anymore" on Thursday after McCain publicly criticized Trump's response to a Yemen raid that killed Navy SEAL Ryan Owens.

McCain called the operation a "failure." But White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer called the operation "absolutely a success" in Wednesday's press briefing.

Here's Trump's three-part response.

The green light the U.S. had for conducting ground missions is now red.
Anonymous Yemeni official to CNN

The raid killed multiple civilians, including the 8-year-old daughter of former Al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki. 

Yemen condemned the raid and requested that the U.S not carry out any raids without its approval, CNN reports. A U.S. official told CNN "nothing has changed" with regard to its strategy in Yemen. 

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FILE- This June 3, 2016, file photo shows Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., delivering his speech titled "America's Enduring Commitment to Security and Prosperity in Asia" at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) Distinguished Public Lecture in Singapore. Senate Republicans running for re-election weighed in one after another Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, to condemn Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on the parents of slain U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, with former prisoner of war Sen. John McCain of Arizona leading the charge. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

McCain, a Purple Heart recipient, said in a statement that while "many of the objectives of the recent raid in Yemen were met, I would not describe any operation that results in the loss of American life as a success."


Trump has criticized McCain's war record before, saying early in his presidential campaign that he preferred war heroes "who hadn't been captured."

McCain has criticized Trump's policies, including the travel ban and his proposal to bring back waterboarding as a form of torture

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