At this point, everyone knows Bill O’Reilly — he is one of the most well-known cable news hosts of all time. Bill recently spoke on “The Glenn Beck Program” and made his thoughts known.
O’Reilly made it known that he believes the reason John McCain voted against a clean repeal of Obamacare is due to his personal grudge with the president. “I think McCain despises Trump so much because of the POW comment during the campaign,” O’Reilly admitted, according to The Washington Times. It seems possible that this could be a substantial reason why the decision was made.
Back in 2015, President Trump did make comments about McCain that would cause this residual anger. Trump stated, “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” McCain took offense to this statement, and their relationship hasn’t been the same since.
Once it was clear that Trump won the presidency, McCain sat and waited for his chance to strike. The issue here is that he is not only hurting Trump, but he is also causing great harm to the American people and completely disregarding their will.
When Trump was elected as the president one of his goals was to stop Obamacare from hurting more hard-working Americans. It was a strong foundation for his campaign. Many Americans were suffering from the ill-effects of Obamacare and wanted to see it end.
In this sense, Senator McCain is doing a great disservice to our country. He is meant to represent the values and trends that we want to see in our country, and instead, he is ignoring those wishes over a personal grudge.
Glenn Beck brought up another valid point during the interview. Beck stated, “I think John McCain — you’re right — hates Donald Trump. But I think John McCain hates the tea party and the conservative wing, the small government constitutionalists […].”
It makes sense that he would decide to vote the way he did if he hates small government in general. It is odd that despite all else, McCain would still find himself a Republican. It would be nice if he went to the party that he actually aligned himself with.
Senator McCain has taken previous shots at people who align themselves with the Tea Party, so Beck’s statement makes sense. A few years ago, according to Mediaite, McCain was talking about then-Speaker of the House John Boehner’s debt deal, and he stated that he thought Republicans who opposed the deal were playing right into Obama’s hands.
McCain never clarified what he meant by that statement, but he proceeded to call out Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell — both supporters of the Tea Party. He stated that “This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell into GOP Senate nominees.” (via Mediaite).
It is clear that the Senator is not going to see eye to eye with Trump, regardless of what he tries to do. McCain doesn’t like his thinking and is still holding a personal grudge against Trump for a comment that happened two years ago, and America is being held hostage as a result.