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Donald Trump is angry John McCain did not thank him for his funeral — even though he was dead

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued — and escalated — his unrelenting attacks on former Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who has remained one of the president's most prominent targets seven months after his death.

In an appearance in Lima, Ohio, Trump claimed McCain"didn't get the job done" for veterans — even though McCain and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., sponsored the Veterans Choice Act in 2014 to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs to expand veterans' access to healthcare and make it easier for department officials to handle misconduct. McCain fought to expand the program after it was first signed into law in 2014 — and Trump signed the expansion into law in May 2018.

Trump also complained he did not receive proper gratitude for handling arrangements for McCain's funeral last September.

"I gave him the kind of funeral he wanted, which as president I had to approve," Trump said. "I don't care about this, but I didn't get a thank you. That’s OK. We sent him on the way, but I wasn't a fan of John McCain."

"I have to be honest, I never liked him much – hasn't been for me. I've really – probably, never will," the president added.

Trump authorized the use of military transport to carry McCain's body to........

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