President Donald Trump sat silently with his arms crossed when he was asked about Sen. John McCain by reporters on Monday.
WATCH: President Trump declines to comment when asked multiple times in the Oval Office for his thoughts on the death of John McCain. pic.twitter.com/4j36UM34Tv
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 27, 2018
Pres Trump declined to answer questions at the end of the announcement. Was asked to reflect on the legacy of Sen. McCain, but declined. Sat silent and cross-armed as press pool herded out of the Oval Office. pic.twitter.com/Yzmqnxq14M
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 27, 2018
The president and Sen. McCain have had a notoriously fraught relationship, with Trump infamously diminishing McCain’s military service during the 2016 presidential campaign — something Trump reportedly does not regret. (RELATED: President Trump Does Not Regret McCain ‘War Hero’ Comment)
Trump also reportedly killed a proposed White House statement praising McCain after his death this past weekend. (RELATED: Trump Refuses To Praise McCain As ‘Hero’ In The Wake Of His Death, Rejecting Official Statement)
McCain passed away on Saturday night at the age of 81 after a long battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer.