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Daily Beast: McCain: I’ve Yet to Meet President Trump Since He Took Office
BRUSSELS—Republican Senator John McCain revealed he hasn’t met the President Donald Trump in person since he took office, and he urged Trump to reach out to his opponents—Democratic and otherwise—ala Ronald Reagan if he wants to repeal Obamacare.
“Do some outreach. Get to know some of these Democratic leaders,” he said. “You can find common ground.” McCain said he’d met Trump “some years ago” when he was a businessman, but had not met him since. McCain said he did speak “almost daily” to National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, however.
“He doesn’t seem to be that upset that he’s not talking to him,” said German Marshall Fund’s Derek Chollet, a former Obama Pentagon official. “He’s trying to run U.S. defense policy through Mattis and effectively ignore Trump.”
The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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Update: McCain: World 'cries out' for US and EU leadership (EU Observer)
WNU Editor: That relationship (Trump - McCain) .... as insignificant as it was .... got burned during the Republican primaries. And while I am sure that they will meet one day, it will be because it will be in their mutual interest to do so.