President Donald Trump took aim at Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) Saturday morning on Twitter over his opposition to the latest health care bill.
"John McCain never had any intention of voting for this Bill, which his Governor loves. He campaigned on Repeal & Replace. Let Arizona down!" Trump said in a series of tweets Saturday morning, attacking GOP senators who haven't backed the Graham-Cassidy health care bill.
John McCain never had any intention of voting for this Bill, which his Governor loves. He campaigned on Repeal & Replace. Let Arizona down!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
Arizona had a 116% increase in ObamaCare premiums last year, with deductibles very high. Chuck Schumer sold John McCain a bill of goods. Sad— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
Large Block Grants to States is a good thing to do. Better control & management. Great for Arizona. McCain let his best friend L.G. down!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
Trump also went after McCain while speaking at a rally for Senate candidate Luther Strange Friday night. During his speech, Trump said he was "surprised" by McCain's decision and called it "terrible."
McCain, who is battling brain cancer, announced Friday that he could not "in good conscience" vote in favor of the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which is often referred to as Obamacare.
"I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried," McCain said. "Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will affect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it."
This is the second time in three months that the Arizona senator has opposed health care legislation introduced by his own party.
Despite McCain's opposition, Trump said he's confident Republicans will pass health care legislation to replace Obamacare.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.