On Thursday afternoon, Fox Business Network played a preview clip of Bartiromo’s interview with Trump during which she asked him about his attacks on McCain, and Trump stood by the attacks, while managing to tell several falsehoods as well.
“You spend a good portion of your time in Ohio the other day trashing John McCain,” Bartiromo said.
“Senator John McCain is dead. Why are you doing this?” she asked.
“It’s not a good portion of my time, it’s a very small portion,” Trump said, before repeating several of his favorite attacks about McCain, which themselves contain numerous falsehoods.
“Mr. President, he’s dead. He can’t punch back. He’s dead,” Bartiromo reiterated.
“I don’t talk about it. People ask me the question. I didn’t bring this up. You just brought it up. You asked the question,” Trump said. But at his speech in Ohio Wednesday, nobody asked him a question about McCain, Trump simply volunteered the attacks.